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  • Happy Halloween at ‘Happy Hollow’

    In an earlier post about Happy Hollow Park and Zoo I had sworn that the name was appropriate for this place; with all its reds, yellows, oranges and greens, and lots of children, HHPZ really is a `happy’ place. Last Sunday, the park was a little more happier, celebrating...
  • Exotic animals at Happy Hollow

    Do you know what this animal is? That is a Capybara. And would you believe it if I said that this creature is a rodent? Well, that is exactly what it is. The Capybara is also the largest rodent on the face of the earth. A board at Happy...
  • San Jose’s Happy Land

    Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose has opened its gates again and it is a riot of colours: there’s orange and yellow and green and red all over. From the metal sculptures at the entrance to the carousal, from the colourful buildings to the rides and the...
  • Residents of Oakland Zoo

    Planning a trip to Oakland Zoo? Or would you like to visit but don’t think you can? Here is a sneak peek at the Animals of Oakland Zoo, in Oakland, California. Emerald Tree Boa seen at the Oakland Zoo’s Reptile and Amphibian house inside the ‘Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s...
  • Oakland’s own little Africa

                          Oakland, CA has a little piece of Africa just off highway 580. If Oakland is closer to where you live, than Africa is, you might as well visit Oakland Zoo to experience a bit of the continent, in...
  • Cruising the San Francisco Bay

    It was another fine Sunday. It was neither hot nor cold. We were in San Francisco and were about to do a tour of captivating San Francisco and what better way to start than getting into a ferry and cruising the waters of San Francisco Bay! So we drove down...
  • 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...
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