Hi everyone! How are you?
It’s pretty early where I am right now and I can’t sleep so I thought I’d do something new! I will show you a little bit of my travels and thing you can do in the cities I’ve visited in only 24 hours! =D
First city, lovely Seattle!
I was pretty lucky with the weather as it wasn’t raining when I was there. There wasn’t any sun, but it wasn’t raining either. So that’s good. 🙂
I didn’t get an impression Seattle was that big of a city and that’s what I love about it. Everything I’ve done was walking distance. At least for my touristic needs.
1. Pike Place Market
We started off the day by visiting the Pike Place Market. Great place for fresh food shopping, but also local DIY-ers. You can find beautiful fresh flowers, fruits, veggies and seafood. You have gotta try the seafood when you’re there! Go down to the peer and try any of the local restaurants for some fresh seafood. Yum!
And oh, any coffee lovers out there? In case you didn’t know, the first Starbucks is there! However, the line is always long. I would recommend getting your coffee a little bit up. There is a Starbucks that still uses the old logo. Then just go down to the first one and take your picture. Your friends will never know! 😉
2. Gum Wall
You will come to a little fish stand and in front of it will be a golden pig. Why? I don’t know. But it’s cool. The whole city is actually full with street art and there is always something quirky to see and discover.
Next to the pig are stairs that lead to the Gum Wall. It is how it sounds. It started off in the 90s and you can leave your mark today. Just stick a chewing gum on the wall. I must say, it smells nice, but is is also kind of disgusting at the same time! After all, those are all chewing gums stuck on a wall. Do not touch! hhh
Cool thing to see!
3. Guided Tours
If you are a bit of a geek like me, you will enjoy some tours. They are around 20-30 dollars. Not too much. I took the Underground tour and the Duck tour.
The Underground Tour takes you (you guessed it) underground! Yaay! It is very interesting as the city has a story to tell. If you follow me on instagram then you must have seen this pic.
Those are skylight around the city. There is a whole secret undergound world of Seattle I bet you didn’t even know you were walking on! Check it out!
4. Space Needle
Next on the list to cross off – the Space Needle! A must see. It was a half an hour walk from the Pioneer Square where The Underground Tour was. Take a walk! You’ll see nice architecture and street art on the way!
However, we didn’t have the time to go up as we took the Duck tour that is across the road. It was awesome! Our guide, Captain Bjorn was the funniest person ever putting on different music while he was driving us around, wearing silly hats, animating us all the time while talking about the city at the same time. If you have kids, they will love this! You also go into Lake Union as it is an amphibious vehicle.
Any Heath Ledger fans out there? Did you know the movie 10 Things I Hate About You was filmed in Seattle? I love that movie! ❤ You can see where the paintball scene was filmed from the lake.
And that was pretty much my day. On the way back we stopped at the shopping area and went back to the hotel to rest our tired legs.
OOTD wise, I like keeping it simple on my travels. No heels, rarely any skirt or dresses.
I wore this really comfy, warm, over sized red H&M sweater, Primark dark blue skinny jeans, black pashmina, black New Yorker leather jacket and black H&M fringe bag.
I hope this wasn’t too long and that you found it helpful and interesting. I tried to keep it simple and to the point.
There are many more things I want to do next time I’m there like the EMP museum.
Have you been to Seattle? What did you do?
If you are a local reading this, what else would you recommend to a tourist?
And oh, please riddle me this! How come it is illegal to smoke cigarettes outside, but you can smoke weed? *confused* :S
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