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  • Day107

    Seattle

    January 18 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Heute ging es ab nach Seattle, um meine Biometrischen Daten abzugeben 😇 Wir wussten nicht, ob es klappen würde, aber da am Telefon jeder etwas anderes erzählt und niemand den totalen Durchblick hat haben wir es einfach versucht. Man glaubt es kaum, aber es hat sogar geklappt !!! Ich muss zwar noch auf die Bestätigung von der Kanadischen Regierung warten, es sollte aber alles klappen 😇 Das mit den Biometrischen Daten ging auch alles super schnell innerhalb von 15 Minuten waren wir schon wieder draußen 😊 Eigentlich haben wir gar nicht erwartet, dass es so schnell geht und sind davon ausgegangen den ganzen Tag damit zu verbringen Formulare auszufüllen. Deswegen war es sehr schön für uns, dass wir uns doch noch Seattle angucken konnten, obwohl wir garnicht damit gerechnet hatten.
    Ich hatte mich schon den ganzen Tag gefreut endlich mal Seattle in echt zu sehen, nachdem ich es schon so oft bei Grey’s Anatomy gesehen habe. Ich habe es mir natürlich nicht nehmen lassen und wir mussten unbedingt zu den berühmtesten Plätzen von Grey’s Anatomy gehen. Vorallem das Haus, in welchem der Hauptcharakter der Serie wohnt, war ein Highlight 😍😇 (Ich freue mich auch sehr, wie man auf dem Bild sehen kann 😂)
    Nach unserer kleinen Sightseeingtour ging es dann auch schon wieder nach Hause. Aber die Rücktour war super anstrengend, weil wir die Hälfte der Strecke, bei strömendem Regen im Stau standen und es alles nur sehr langsam voran ging 🙄 Aber insgesamt war es ein sehr schöner Tag, vorallem weil das mit den Biometrischen Daten jetzt hoffentlich endlich abgehakt ist !😇😍 Wir haben im Büro bei den Biometrischen Daten sogar andere Leute gefunden, die auch wie ich nach Kanada wollen und auch extra nach Seattle fahren mussten. Ich bin also nicht alleine mit diesem Mist 😂
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  • Day17

    Seattle,WA

    July 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After a great nights sleep in Seattle (no not the movie) we decided that driving into downtown was our best option and parking there for the day. We concentrated on the pier area as there is always something happening there. The famous Pike Street markets were brilliant with the guys at the fish market throwing fish to each other. There was arts and crafts, fruit and veg and any matter of things. It is a must do in Seattle.

    Given that the hop on hop off bus was so good in San Francisco 4 years ago was so good we all decided that the 40 bucks for a 24 hour pass for a similar bus here would be a good idea. We were sadly let down and the tour was probably the worst that we had seen. Completely un informative and a total waste of money. Trip advisor will get to hear of that one.
    A quick pizza at Subway, yes Subway, before we boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island. The 30 to 40-minute trip was fantastic, and Bainbridge itself is full of boutique shops and restaurants. The shore line littered with drift wood and beautiful houses. We could have spent a day there and our 2 or 3 hours there passed quickly. Drama struck for me on the return trip. All good after a good night’s sleep but I did not remember much about the afternoon.
    We would love to return and explore the islands and maybe do a tour into Canada. Due to our early arrival in Seattle we made the decision to make the Monday a leisurely day and take the coast road 101 to Astoria, so that is the plan for tomorrow.
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  • Day13

    Discovering Seattle

    January 31 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    What a great city this is, like San Fran used to be in the 60s! We’re staying right across from the big Pike Place Market, with so many food, flower and treat stalls plus every kind of little shop you can think of. Went out exploring on foot and saw the bustling harbor, the Space Needle and neat older neighborhoods, with Dale Chihuly glass sculptures around, too. We love the vibe here, very tuned in to everything green. Totally cool!!Read more

  • Day54

    Downtown Seattle

    August 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Der Tag startet mit einem ausgiebigen Frühstück in einem typisch amerikanischen Diner. Da in den USA (wie auch in Kanada) die Kalorien pro Speise angegebenen werden, wissen wir, dass wir uns hinterher für den Tag noch eine Scheibe trockenes Brot gönnen dürfen. Dafür ist es sehr umfangreich mit einer Mischung aus Herzhaftem und Pancakes. Yummy!

    Gut gesättigt nehmen wir den Bus nach Seattle. Einige Fans der Toronto Blue Jays fahren die gleiche Strecke, da heute ein Baseballspiel gegen die Seattle Mariners stattfindet. Wir entscheiden uns gegen einen Besuch, da wir uns ohnehin Tickets kaufen würden, von denen aus wir das Spiel wohl nur noch mit einem Fernglas beobachten könnten. Dann doch lieber in eine Bar setzen, da kann man sein Geld wenigstens "sinnvoll" investieren. 😉

    Wir laufen also ein wenig durch die Stadt und entdecken insbesondere den Pike Place Market für uns. Es gibt jede Menge Köstlichkeiten und den allerersten Starbucks-Laden. Die Schlangen sind aber zum Teil abschreckend lang und reichen zig Meter über die Bürgersteige. Daher entscheiden wir uns für einen Ginger Beer Laden, wo man innerhalb weniger Minuten ein leckeres und erfrischendes Getränk bekommt. Genau das Richtige bei der Hitze. In der Nähe sehen wir auch den Gum Wall, der genau das ist: eine Wand voller Kaugummis in allen Farben (und manchmal auch Formen), die mit der Zeit wohl zu einer Sehenswürdigkeit geworden ist. Auch sehen wir uns natürlich das Wahrzeichen der Stadt, die Space Needle an, allerdings nur von außen. Später schauen wir dann tatsächlich ein wenig Baseball in einer Bar und müssen feststellen, dass uns das Spiel trotz Internetrecherche noch nicht so richtig verständlich ist.

    Die Stadt gefällt uns insgesamt sehr gut, da sie trotz der Größe eine einladende Atmosphäre bietet, was nicht zuletzt den unzähligen Food Courts und Market Places zu verdanken ist. Wie auch schon häufiger in Kanada bekommt man jedoch den Gras-Geruch nur selten aus der Nase (ist legal), sodass die ein oder andere 'Drug Free Zone' eine willkommene Abwechslung war.
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  • Day66

    Seattle USA

    November 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Seit gestern ist nun Mara aus Bremen für die nächsten drei Wochen mit dabei. Wir haben Sie in Vancouver getroffen und sofort gemerkt, das passt.
    Nach einem Nervenaufreibenden Grenzübertritt in die USA, der ca 2,5 Stunden und unzählige fragen mit einem eher nicht so freundlichen Grenzbeamten mit sich brachte, haben wir heute Seattle unsicher gemacht. Die Stadt ist echt einen Tagesausflug wert.Read more

  • Day32

    Sleepy in Seattle

    July 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After a much needed lie in (no one will ever accuse me of being Sleepless in Seattle) Kate and I ventured to Kerry Park for an elevated city skyline view. Sadly it was slightly obscured by cranes. I would later discover that due to Seattle's rapid development there are at least 17 cranes currently in use across the city. Kate had also hoped that Mt Rainier would be visible but sadly she was hiding. All in all it wasn't quite the view we had hoped for but onwards and upwards. I was on a separate mission from Kerry Park to look for a very special house. Back to my slightly sad film and TV location hunting ways I hiked up the hill in search of Meredith Grey's house. Yes another Grey's Anatomy reference I'm afraid. After finding it and taking lots of sneaky pictures whilst trying to blend in with the neighbourhood I mooched back down the hill to find Lake Union.

    I arrived at Lake Union much earlier than my planned boat tour which would take me past Tom Hank's infamous house boat - my final Ephron stop of the trip. I sat in the park and watched the seaplanes land and take off from Kenmore Air. The more I watched, the more I wanted to play so needless to say I went to enquire. Astounded by the comparable cheapness to the recent helicopter ride I took over the Canyon I bit the girls hand off and looked forward to my seaplane tour around Seattle tomorrow morning. You can take the girl away from flying for 7 weeks but you can't take flying away from the girl!

    Feeling very in the moment I took things a step further that afternoon and opted for a Six Gill Shark Bite cocktail on the boat which contained gin, triple sec, ginger ale and pineapple juice. I don't usually drink in the afternoon so needless to say I was rather tipsy by the time I got off the boat. I'd just had a message from Kate saying she'd found another large soft toy she could not separate from. I told her she could have it so long as I could take home the lamppost I was currently hugging in the Argosy Cruises car park. After convincing her I didn't need rescuing we reunited at the market in search of dinner. We settled for fish and chips at the pier which was an excellent choice.

    From there we took the monorail to the Space Needle. The monorail is a slightly bizarre construct in Seattle. It is a very small stretch running between downtown to the Space Needle and was originally constructed as part of the 1962 World Fair which as it happens was also when the Space Needle opened. It is worth bearing in mind that this coincided with Disney's original presentation of EPCOT which was presented at the very same fair - Disney also being a massive fan of the monorail.

    We learnt from our experience at the Empire State and deliberately booked a a lot on the Space Needle that got us up there just before sunset so we could appreciate the views by day and night. We had free green screen shots taken and giggled at the badly done composite - check out our green hair! You could choose your backdrop so naturally I chose the ferry boat. Sadly it would appear that despite my love of these ferries I would not get to ride on one as quite frankly there weren't going anywhere I had time to go!

    After persuading ourselves that we did not need matching Space Needle hats we ventured back to the piers to admire all the neon signs in the dark - this was Kate's geek time as Seattle by night was the backdrop for her favourite video game. We also browsed in a couple of souvenir shops where Kate had to stop me from buying my own set of Grey's Anatomy scrubs.

    We got back to the house late despairing at the early start we had tomorrow.
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  • Day26

    Downtown Seattle

    May 15, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 57 °F

    Leaving quiet Fremont behind we headed into Downtown Seattle and back across to the airport to check into our pre-Trek America tour hotel. Catching a bus into Downtown we then walked along 3rd Avenue to get the Link Light Rail to the airport. We were again greeted by people who were very willing to help us find our way around, our large backpacks giving us away as strangers in possible need of direction. After checking in and leaving our mammoth bags behind, we went back into Downtown.

    We went to Pike Place Market where fishermen's catch from the Pacific Coast is displayed and sold to locals and tourists alike. A steady stream of people pass stalls of giant fish, crabs and lobsters along with fruits, flowers and art. Outside, the docks and piers lean into the bay, where ferries carry commuters to the suburbs and tankers bring in goods to be unloaded by the dock's cranes. Seattle's Giant Wheel (ferris wheel) stands temporarily vacant whilst the seawall is renovated. People sit out on the grass under the gaze of totems and the odour of cannabis drifts through the islands of friends and families.

    We left the busy waterfront and walked along the avenues to the Seattle Centre. Originally built for the 1962 World Fair it is educational playground for the city and home to the landmark Space Needle and a collection of science and art exhibits. The line for the Space Needle was prohibitive enough for us to choose to walk back to the waterfront than spend hours in a queue.

    Back at Pike Place Market we got dinner from Piroshky Piroshky, a Russian bakery that has been at the market since 1922. We ordered the trademark salmon pate piroshky, which is shaped like a fish and delicious, before wandering back through artisan shops and street musicians.

    We got back to the hotel to ready ourselves for the start of our Trek America tour across the West of the U.S. that starts at 7:30am tomorrow. We also managed to meet a few of our Trek companions in the bar for a beer. However due to collective jet lag/general travel fatigue we were all in bed by 9:30pm!
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  • Day53

    #40 Seattle

    November 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Next stop Seattle!!!

    Seattle surprised me with a stunning sunset at the pier on my way to the aquarium :)

    I bought the Seattle City Pass,
    80€ for 5 (more or less) things to do here!
    Included is:
    Space needle (day & night entry)
    Harbour Cruise
    Aquarium
    2out of4:
    Museum of Pop Culture (!) ,Glass Garden, Zoo and Science Museum

    I sleep in a hostel, female dorm, but it’s wired 🤷🏽‍♀️
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  • Day54

    #41 Seattle day 2

    November 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Strolling through the city:
    - 1st Starbucks Coffee 1972
    - Pike Place Market
    - Grey’s Anatomy building
    - KEPX radio station and best coffee in town/La marzocco coffee
    - Kerry Park for lunch and stunning view over the city
    - Space Needle sunset

  • Day55

    #42 Seattle day 3

    November 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Can’t believe having sunshine again in seattle in November!
    With my seattle CityPass I had access to the space needle again, hoped to see Mt. Rainer but it was to cloudy!
    I‘ve visited Chulias Glass Garden and joined a harbour cruise!
    The rest of the day I strolled around, exploring Pike Market Place (& the famous GumWall).
    Seattle you really suprised me! 🖤
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