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  • Jule Hus

    Jule Hus: It’s always Christmas here

    Christmas isn’t until another six months but there’s a place in Solvang in California where it is Christmas all year round. Be it February or August, there’ll be Christmas trees and ornaments and Santas and elves and all types of decor at Jule Hus. Jule  Hus Jule Hus is...
  • Legoland at Christmas time

    Legoland at Christmas time

    Because it’s Christmas time and because we just got back from LEGOLAND, let me show you some holiday sights from the theme park. LEGOLAND California is decked up for the season — with some Lego-exhibits like a Lego Christmas tree and a Lego-Santa-and-reindeer. There are also some Christmas shows put up for...
  • Catching hollowed-pumpkin lights

    For a couple of years now, I’ve been carving pumpkins for Halloween, just for the fun of it; for the art that it is. So for this week’s Catching Light, ‘that’ is what I have — pictures of some carved and lit pumpkin lanterns. I just learnt that it...
  • A place to ‘live it up’ this Fall

    In these parts, October means ‘Fall colour,’ Pumpkin patches and Halloween. And pumpkin patches mean ‘many, many pumpkins,’ corn mazes and hayrides. That was why I insisted on not picking up pumpkins-for-carving when we went Halloween costume-shopping in Walmart a few weeks back. For a couple of years now,...
  • Our World: Tulip Time

    If it is April and you find yourself in Oregon or Washington — remember it is time for Tulips — you might want to treat yourself to this gorgeous sight: Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon Some Tulip events you could check out: Skagit Tulip Festival, Washington Woodland Tulip Festival,...
  • 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.    ...
  • A birthday party on San Jose’s Streets

    Another Fourth of July came and went. This time we put the (US) national holiday to good use by attending a traditional Fourth of July Parade. We looked up the events happening in the South Bay (area) and narrowed it down to the one in San Jose (CA) conducted...
  • From the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco

    With Dragons, Lion Dances and traditional Chinese song-and-dance, Chinese New Year parades happen everywhere. The largest one outside China happens to be a few miles from where I currently live. Cosmopolitan San Francisco boasts of being home to the biggest Chinese community outside China (Read – A Chinatown Made...
  • A drive through Fantasy of Lights

    Imagine driving through a park that is fully dressed up for Christmas, not just with little lights around its trunks and on its branches but also a whole lot of figures made of little bulbs, making the park itself a fantasy of lights. Vasona Park in Los Gatos turns...
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