Perfect Seattle Skyline with Mount Rainer  in the distance

Goodbye Canada – Hello United States of America

After taking a greyhound and crossing the border (a breeze, compared to some of the horror stories I’d read!) we started our decent down the west coast, with Seattle, WA being our first stop!

Perfect Seattle Skyline with Mount Rainer  in the distance
Perfect Seattle Skyline with Mount Rainer in the distance
The famous space needle
The famous space needle

 

We stayed in Fremont, one of the quirky arts districts, with craft beer and breweries on every corner, as well as great food joints – the place just had a great vibe about it, and at times, owing to its lush green trees you could forget you were in the city.

Fremont Bridge
Fremont Bridge

We walked a lot in Seattle (a lot being an understatement) however we also ate a lot! We gorged as we ambled around Pike Place a huge market, famous for its fish throwing fishermen and huge selection of fresh fish, yet also encompasses a vast range of cuisines from American to Mexican to Italian etc, all with their very own stalls, offering their very own delicacies – you could say me and tom were like kids in a sweet shop!

Pike Place Market is also home to to the first ever Starbucks, having opened its first store here in 1971 – we didn’t go in as it was so busy, however we poked our head around the door and took a photo…

First ever Starbucks
First ever Starbucks
Me and Tom outside first ever Starbucks
Me and Tom outside first ever Starbucks

Pike Place is also home to Post Alley Gum Wall – it truly sticks to your memory! It is quite literally a wall covered in chewed gum. Market officials recognised the wall as a tourist attraction around 1999 – so it’s here to stay and a must have place to get your photo taken..

Post Alley Gum Wall
Post Alley Gum Wall

 

 

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