Women Who Rock

As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the EMP Museum in Seattle. This was one of my favourite exhibitions there (and anywhere, ever!) – Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. There was music playing in the area (Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide among others) and an extensive collection of costumes, instruments, records and information about women … Continue reading

EMP Museum, Seattle

I noticed a sign for the EMP Museum when I was entering Bumbershoot Festival. It looked interesting – with its snazzy Frank Gehry-designed building – but I wasn’t sure if I’d get chance to go there. Luckily it wasn’t far from the hotel I stayed in on my last night in Seattle, and I had some … Continue reading

Koolhaas and Cream Soda in Seattle

I’m coming to the end of the ridiculous amount of stuff I have to say about my trip to Seattle, but there is still a little more. These are some things I enjoyed… Koolhaas Library, Magic Mouse Toys, Frida Kahlo paper dolls, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Virgil’s Black Cherry Cream Soda, The Gum Wall (gross … Continue reading

Bumbershoot

On my last weekend in the US, I went to the wonderfully-named Bumbershoot Festival at the Seattle Center (or two out of three days of it anyway). A festival of arts, comedy, film and music, there was a lot on the schedule I was excited about. In the morning of the first day, I had to move from … Continue reading

Fremont

When I got back to Seattle from Vancouver, I headed to Fremont to find my new hostel. It was the beginning of Labor Day weekend (and Bumbershoot festival was starting the following day) so accommodation had been hard to find. I ended up having to book three different places for my last three nights in … Continue reading

Vancouver

The day after Michael and Meri’s wedding, I went for a long walk in Seattle with Bella (my new friend from the hostel) in search of breakfast. It was already pretty much lunchtime so finding breakfast wasn’t too easy, and my fallback plan of going back to St John’s in Capitol Hill failed when we … Continue reading

Michael and Meri’s Wedding

I met my friends Michael and Meri when we were all working together in the insane metropolis that is Shanghai. They were part of a select group of people who helped me retain my sanity. We went to parties and dive bars, ate a lot of hotpot, played poker for a packet of unwanted decaf … Continue reading

Coffee and Comics in Seattle

After I left New York I headed to Seattle. In case you’re not aware of the geographical layout of the US, Seattle is not near New York. It’s on the opposite coast in fact. This meant I had a silly stopover in Minneapolis, but not for long enough to leave the airport. The airline, Sun … Continue reading

Travel Plans

I am sick and having a day off work so can’t do much in the way of physical organising for my trip to New York, Seattle and Vancouver. I am flying to NYC this Saturday so hopefully I’ll be better in time! In order to alleviate the monotony of packing and planning, I am drawing … Continue reading