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I had to do some prep work this morning, but after that I went for a walk to an Indian restaurant (“Omar’s Cafe”) for lunch, after which I perambulated around part of West Lake. The tandoori chicken was very hot, more than I am used to. The restaurant has some very roman-esque columns next door.

Around a large portion of the lake are exquisite parklands, leafy nooks and water features. I can see why the entire district is famous and popular with tourists.

The golden buffalo was rumored to live at the bottom of the lake. When the lake ran dry, the buffalo would appear and spew out water to refill the lake.

Lastly, a squirrel. All holidays need a squirrel. (I wish I was on holiday!)

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