June 13th, 2008

San Diego – A close look

by Don

(1)  Balboa Park – This beautifully landscaped park covers 1,200 acres and is home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, itself designed as a 100-acre tropical garden. The Zoo houses 800 different species, including rare giant pandas on long-term loan from China, and can be toured on foot or by taking a three-mile guided bus […]

June 13th, 2008

Los Angeles Local Attractions

by Don

Downtown Los Angeles – The city’s original Spanish settlement is preserved by (1) El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park. On the north side is Olvera Street, a Mexican street market originally called El Paseo de Los Angeles (Walk of the Angels). Facing the park’s east side is Union Station, built in 1939 in the […]