Una Boricua y su cámara en Seattle, WA

September 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Cloudy, humid and crisp. That’s how I remember Seattle, WA. The city in which I’ve had the BEST clam chowder soup ever, wore rain boots all day, every day, and had some (very) fresh happy-hour oysters in a hip bar by the Pacific Ocean coast.  

Two things you should know before visiting Seattle, though: (1) bring your rain boots and jacket, and (2) forget about having a well-polished hairstyle! Once you make peace with it, then you will start to enjoy the beauty of its symmetric architecture and the refreshing coast breeze. 

On my list, the top three must-stop-by places are; (1) the very first Starbucks store, founded in 1971. Yeap, you should go.  Even if you are not a coffee aficionado, and even if it means standing in line for at least 45 minutes to get in (as it happened to me.) Then cross the street and step into one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States, the Pike Place Market; featuring a wide variety of shops from antique, collectibles, small family-owned restaurants, flowers, fresh produce, and of course, seafood. This place will keep you fully entertained all day. No wonder it is the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world!!! Last but not least, of course, you must visit the Space Needle. The iconic observation tower visible almost from anywhere in the city. 

So what did this Boricua learned while in Washington, WA? (1) Forget the umbrella and wear a raincoat, just go with the flow. It will rain, it will stop, it will rain again and it will stop, then rains … -you get the point!  (2) Get ready to eat delicious FRESH seafood caught minutes before getting on your plate. (3) You can’t say you went to Seattle if you didn’t stand in front of the Gum Wall for a selfie. -Yes, that’s actually a thing, a wall covered in used chewing gum is one of the most visited attractions of the city ... don’t miss it! #MayePhotography

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