SEATTLE

Seattle is a beautiful town in the Pacific NorthWest, surrounded by mountain, chic shops, seafood, and, of course, the iconic Space Needle. 

Yu Garden, Shanghai
Yu Garden Shanghai

 

What to do:

 

               Seattle has some cool spots to hit up, where you can explore the city. The most famous and iconic place is Pike Place, where you can find eccentric things for sale, fresh seafood, and even a gum wall! The restaurants are great, and the best place in the market which a few market employees recommended is THE big Catch? Their salmon bowl is to die for! Near Near Pike Place you’ll find Seattle’s Waterfront, with you have a glimpse of the Ferris Wheel, the cool Mall Things, and explore the shops and seafood restaurants that line the water. A cool historic neighbourhood to check out in Seattle is Pioneer Square. The main shopping streets and ‘downtown core’ are Pike Street and Pine Street, where you’ll find large department stores and all the big brands. My favourite view of Seattle, featuring the Space Needle and Skyline, is from Kerry Park. Seattle is famous for their Coffee, so be sure to check out one of the many coffee shops and see what the hype is about. My favourite Cafe is INSERT NAME HERE, a great latte at a cool and modern cafe. If you’re into Art Galleries, the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) is a great way to spend a few hours, strolling through the many interesting exhibitions.

 

Where to stay:

               

                I has the wonderful experience to stay with a Couch-surfer named Jeff, who lived just outside Seattle in a city called Edmonds/Mountlake Terrace. It was my first time Couch-surfing, and it was awesome! Jeff made sure me and my friend were comfortable at all times, even making us dinner and driving us around his town to show us the best spots. We stopped near a train track, and climbed a rock near the tracks, to get an awesome adrenaline rush as the train whished past us. It was a cool unforgettable experience, all made possible because of Couchsurfing.