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  • Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden

    I remember the first time I saw Cherry Blossoms; it was in my mind’s eye. I was reading Memoirs of a Geisha and Arthur Golden (the author) had created such a beautiful picture with words that when I saw the movie of the same name a few years later,...
  • Japanese Tea Garden – II (Features and Symbolism)

    If you have ever been to a Japanese Garden, chances are that you will recognise one the next time you see one, just about anywhere. With their signature bridges, lanterns and Koi ponds, these gardens have ‘Japanese’ written all over them. The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco also showcases...
  • Capitola Village and its little Italy

    Have you been to a place you practically know nothing about and ended up being pleasantly surprised by what you saw, so much so that you thanked yourself for not having looked up the place before you left? That’s a long sentence but I just could not put it...
  • A lazy Seascape weekend

    It’s not very often that we decide to go away for a weekend and spend two days doing almost nothing. In fact, we have never done that after we moved to CA. Hubby had been slogging for a few weeks and desperately needed a break. Staying at home with...
  • Lunch Cruise on Lake Tahoe

    How could you go to Lake Tahoe and not cruise its fresh waters? Our plan to visit Tahoe was a sudden one. As such, there were many things we ended up not doing. But a cruise? That’s one thing that we had to do! Our Tahoe cruise was aboard the Bleu...
  • Wine tasting at Cooper Garrod

      If there’s no wine at home, it only means one thing — its time to head to a winery! And a little wine tasting would do no harm. Why go far away when the Santa Cruz Mountains are just a stone’s throw from where we live. This time we...
  • In pics: That suspension bridge

    That suspension bridge in San Francisco– The Golden Gate Bridge. That bridge that run across the Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco an Marin County in California  Red? No the colour is International Orange These are pictures of the bridge from the South Vistapoint, on the San Francisco side...
  • A railway ride into a Redwood forest

    Train journeys from one town to another or one city to another; we’ve all done that. How about boarding a train to nowhere but the middle of a forest and back, that too, on an olden-day  steam locomotive? Better still — an open train that chugs through hundreds of...
  • Pictures from Picchetti

    Picchetti  is one of the oldest wineries in California. You can read more about the winery, our visit and wine-tasting –> Swirl, Smell, Sip the wine. This post features some pictures from Picchetti Winery, situated on the Santa Cruz Mountains. Come, let me give you a quick tour of the...
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