Most people I know visit either the east coast or san fransisco whenever they say they’re going to the United States. No one except my family really goes to the evergreen state, Washington. Whenever we visit America, we’d always go to there. Specifically, we’d visit Seattle, Tacoma, Steilacoom and Dupont. Out of all four, you’ve probably heard of Seattle, the land of Starbucks 🙂
Pike Place Market
This is where you’ll find the bronze pig, the throwing and catching of fish, Ellenos greek yoghurt and Beecher’s cheese. It’s definitely a busy place but you never know what random knick-knacks you’ll find in the market. Our family goes there for the food. I’m not a huge fan of yoghurt but boyyy the one at Ellenos was good. I recommend the lemon cheesecake flavour. Another food spot is Beechers Cheese. You can either get Mac & Cheese or a grilled cheese sandwich and they’re both really yummy. Whenever we go to Seattle, we always stop by.
It was my first time in the Experience Music Project museum. Paul Allen founded the museum and also happens to be the owner of the Seattle Seahawks (woohooo!) There are many sections but my favourite was the Starwars costume exhibition. They displayed costumes from Starwars which were actually used in the movies. I even saw R2D2!
If you’re an animal lover like my two brothers, there is a zoo called Point Defiance located in Tacoma, Washington. My cousins and I all agree that our favorite animals to see were the monkeys. They were so energetic, and super cute too.
Sunnyside Beach Park
This beach is located in Steilacoom, another city in Washington. It is one of those chill and read a book beaches. Even if it was summer, swimming was a big no. I was wrapped up in a towel, reading The Heir by Kiara Cass. On top of that, my speakers were right beside me, playing Ed Sheeran songs. The responses from snapchat were ‘that looks so chillll’. I love reading at Sunnyside beach park.
Although Seattle is a city, my family (dad’s side) live in Dupont, about an hour drive from Seattle. I love it so much there because it’s the opposite of your busy city like Manila. I never lived in a suburban area but let me tell you, it’s so relaxing. When you’re surrounded by trees and a quiet neighborhood, there’s nothing better to do but bike, jog and chill and family. So that’s my ‘escape and relax‘ home. Where’s yours? 🙂