Travel Blogs from Kirkland
... They raced the car down from the street corner to the house as the wind swept through the fake moustaches they were wearing. This had been a long running joke with us. Sounds far fetched but fake moustaches seem big here, we see them for sale everywhere. Colourful hand painted signs were strewn across the garage roller door welcoming Maya home and me to Seattle. With that we settled down to a lunch of Pepperoni pizza and coffee, the staples of any American ...
... occurred in our view. Certainly, customers are suddenly feeling a lack of control, and dealers are feeling they could wait for their value, but that's not slowed need. The take-away here for buyers is the fact that maybe it's counterproductive to attend if you wish to purchase. Rates will definitely continue steadily to climb in these market conditions and million-dollar homes today will be much more costly as time goes by.
... downtown for a few hours. If the weather is nice, maybe a trip up Victoria's peak.
* 1 week in Nepal - starting in Kathmandu. We have about 5 days in Kathmandu while waiting for our Chinese and Tibet visas, so I'm hoping to get into the valley for some hiking and UNESCO temple visits. Then a couple of days at The Last Resort, where one can do lots of outdoor activities.
* 3 weeks in Tibet/Western China. ...
... Jack Black and I joined Mari (she organises the pub crawls in the hostel) in Gasworks Park for a day of sunbathing, drinking, swimming and paddleboarding in the sun. Seattle is generally known for its lack of sunshine and miserable grey weather, so I was just completely lucking out with the conditions - perhaps this was Karma's way of apologising for the recent turmoil it had put me through. Swimming in the lake with a view of the skyline was a lot of ...
Seattle was happy and sad, beautiful and ugly, manic and quiet, an ending and a beginning.
Seattle will always be the end of our American adventure, just as Chicago was the start, all those weeks ago. Our trip began across the other side of the country in the north east and ends here, tucked up in the far north west on the border of Canada. We have completed The Big U, following the American coastline, and ...
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