The sun rises early here and so do I. So, off I went on a solo exploratory walk in my new neighborhood. I had heard about a park across the street so I set off to find it. I didn't have to go far as there is an entrance directly across from the entrance to the hostel! I can't believe I hadn't noticed it before! As I walked through the gate, I entered the most fantastic tropical park scattered with locals (and Ajahn Rob-one of our CSUC instructors) getting their morning exercise and calisthenics in. The park's bricked trial serpentined around exercise stations, lily ponds, and beautiful lush greenery.
The ponds were absolutely beautiful and the whole area was peaceful.
They even had lily pads and flowers!