We started the day early (because Ollie woke us all up!) but well, it was good because we were also excited to collect the bike from Cat Motors (www.catmotors.net). We had good experiences riding around Chiang Mai, experiencing it like locals. Thanks to Cat Motors for letting us have a bike throughout our whole duration in Chiang Mai,
We decided to visit Huay Tung Tao Lake. It was about a steady and safe 30 minutes ride from Cat Motors. Ollie slept throughout and missed some great scenery and unique rights. Haha, by the time she woke up, we already reached the lake. We spotted a playground and decided to play first before lunch! Play is more important.
We didn't eat at the huts/restaurants there because The Laogong saw another place further up with pedal boats (I don't know what you call them, hehe) rental service. That's how we chose to lunch at restaurant #8. I like that their menu is in Thai! This shows how localised the place is. There were some foreigners like us though. I ordered the usual tom yum soup, which was spicy and the prawns were huge! I also ordered the beancurd minced meat soup for Ollie. They were so generous with the minced meat. (Yes, I can order two soups for a meal.) The Laogong also ordered the crispy fried chicken! Absolutely yummy! Luckily we were lucky, got it right with #8! The lovely scenery accompanies the food very well!
There were some peddlers around. One came over with her goods, and we got some melon and deep fried insects. The insects go well with rice! The 35baht coconut was so sweet! We also bought Thai ice tea from the stall nearby. Oh yes, the washrooms are just a short walk from #8 (like our ECP, you get washrooms every tens of metres? or is it hundred?).
We went on the boat ride for about 30 minutes, rode on to the end where the Buddha statues were and decided to head back to the hotel for some rest before more fun!