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  • Hayward Fault: My feet went there

    It’s not very often that one gets to stand on a fault* and know it too. If you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a place where you can go and take a ‘my feet went there’ photograph while standing on a major fault – the...
  • A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

    Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.    ...
  • Golden Gate Bridge at night

    The Golden Gate Bridge at night is quite a sight. After a long time of wishing to see this sight, we visited the bridge on the Golden Gate Strait, recently and saw that sight too. That evening the Golden Gate Bridge looked stunning with all of its light and...
  • Family fun at Tilden Park

    Tilden Park: This place in Berkeley promises to provide you with activities for a whole day; and keeps its promise too. If you have kids and are in the San Francisco Bay Area, this place is perfect for a summer’s day. Steam Trains  at Tilden Park In this 2000...
  • 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...
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