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Seattle Photo Diary

Seattle sat on my list of places to visit—and potentially live—for at least two years.  After days spent in the library at university researching neighborhoods to live in and job openings, I finally made my way all the way from suburban Connecticut to Washington state’s bustling metropolis.  I took quite an odd route getting there as I went via New Zealand.

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After spending five months on New Zealand’s North Island, I headed home to New England for the Northern Hemisphere summer months.  Jumping at the opportunity to make a few stops along the way, I headed first to O’ahu, Hawai’i for five days, Vancouver for two, and then onward to the city I only had an admiration for through my computer screen for many years.

I spent three days wandering the streets by the usual places.  I ate my way through Pike Place Market, visited the popular Space Needle, and nerded out at Back to the Future and Hendrix exhibits for hours in the Museum of Pop Culture.  My craft beer consumption went through the roof as I drank my way around town, befriended a large family in a brewery in town for a wedding, and tasted all the IPA’s I could set my eyes on.

My dream of working at an independent Seattle bookstore tucked away in the city still beats on, but for a first taste, three days was a treat.

Have you been to Seattle?

Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.