What to do in Seattle (EN)

I have earlier written about Seattle’s historical Pioneer Square, the hip Capitol Hill, the always-famous Pike Place Market and a wonderful place to eat called “Etta’s.” So now, it is the turn of Seattle’s waterfront area – a must-go strip if you want to get a real sense of the city’s unique all-water ambiance. Seattle is the city famous for its perennial rain showers. But unlike Thailand’s tropical rain which can actually pour, hard, rains in the US Pacific Northwest tend to be, at least most of the time anyway, sprinkle, drizzles, or showers. Seattle also has a unique geographical feature; it is...

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เที่ยวซีแอตเทิล – Postcards From Seattle (TH)

เมื่อพูดถึงพื้นที่แปซิฟิกนอร์ทเวสต์ของประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา เมืองแรกๆ ที่หลายคนมักคิดถึงก็น่าจะเป็นเมืองซีแอตเทิล เพราะเป็นเมืองที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในพื้นที่แถบนี้ และยังเป็นฉากสร้างหนังดังมากมาย เช่น แน่ๆ เลยก็ต้องมี Sleepless In Seattle (1993), An Officer And A...

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Seattle’s Smith Tower and Old Town (EN)

September is one of the best months to visit the beautiful city of Seattle. It is the end of summer; flowers and big trees are still in full bloom while the weather is getting milder and cooler. Being Seattle, the city known the world over for its perennial rain showers, it is always wise to pack some rain gears (say a light umbrella or a rain jacket if you want to look locally streetwise), but other than that, some smart casual outfits, a light jacket and a good pair of walking shoes should suffice. As I wrote earlier about the Capitol Hill area, we do walk a lot here in Seattle. And why not? Their small city blocks are not just pedestrian friendly...

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Seattle’s Capitol Hill (EN)

Then yesterday at Capitol Hill's Melrose Market we lunched at Homegrown where they serve these contemporary sandwiches. Mine was half a portobello mushroom with goat cheese with a cup of corn chowder and my hubby went for a full turkey and bacon (and also a cup of the thick soup :). Hot Lips' marion berry soda was also so lovely. A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:22am PDT Being about 1.5 miles (or about 2.4 k.m.) northeast of Seattle downtown, Capitol Hill is outside the usual tourist map. But as far as I know, being outside of the tourist map means this area is rich and lively with the local vibes, be it the...

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Etta’s Seafood, Seattle (EN)

With moderation ^-^ Washington state oysters at Etta's Seafood in Seattle A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 4, 2013 at 6:10pm PDT I still got a little bit hung up on the taste of fresh seafood we had at Etta’s – a restaurant owned by Seattle’s chef celebrity, the much-praised and self-trained Tom Douglas who, with his wife Jackie Cross, now manages as much as 14 restaurants in Seattle and a farm in Prosser, Washington where they grew vegetables and herbs that are now used in all of his restaurants which make his places even more unique and impressive. Lovely dungerness crab salad A post shared by...

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เที่ยวซีแอตเทิล – Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA (EN)

Goodnight from Seattle. Cloudy but still lovely as always 🙂 A post shared by Ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:20pm PDT Memories of my travel are usually punctuated with the tasty reminiscences of the food we ate along the way. Here in Seattle, our delicious flashbacks begin at their famous Pike Place Market where the community of local farmers and vendors fought over the monopoly of the settling middle men and set out to establish one of the oldest and longest-running farmers markets in the world. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...

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