This summer, I went on a trip to Seattle with Kev and his friends, whose primary purpose was attending PAX Prime. Before diving into what this event is all about, here’s a little background info that you need to know about Kev and me. Click to read more!
Whenever I travel to a new city, I like to wander around in local neighborhoods and shop at local supermarkets. These opportunities let me join the locals in their day-to-day activities. They also allow me to learn interesting trivia about people’s everyday life. As you all know, I’m a food maniac so let’s focus on food, shall we? 😛 Click to read more!
Surrounded by sea, rivers, forests, lakes and fields, Seattle is in the midst of some spectacular natural scenery. Today, I am sharing with you some of the best city attractions that will bring you closer to understanding Seattle’s ecology, geography, and history. Click to read more!
The last time I visited Seattle was five years ago when I was still studying in Vancouver. I went down to Seattle just to visit an old friend from childhood. What I knew about Seattle back then included: 1) it is where Starbucks was founded, 2) its famous landmark, Space Needle, 3) it is a rain city just like Vancouver, 4) Vancouverites like traveling south of the border for shopping sprees, and 5) it has a prestigious school, University of Washington, just north of downtown. What I didn’t know was that every summer, it attracts thousands of visitors by hosting the biggest gaming event in North America. As a video game addict, Kev was longing to attend PAX Prime for the first time. Thinking that it would be a great chance to have a proper tour in Seattle and at the same time, check out what PAX Prime is really about, I agreed to accompany him. That’s what brought us to Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, this summer.
Of all the countries I’ve lived in, Calgary has the shortest summer season. This is one thing that I still can’t get used to after living here for a year. Seriously, I feel sorry for the people who live here (oh ya, that includes myself). How depressing it is to live in a place that only has TWO MONTHS of summer! What’s worse is that the rest of the year is either cold, colder, or even colder!! (The coldest it had gotten to last year was -30°C. My face was instantly frozen as soon as I stepped outside. It was not fun at all.) Growing up in a tropical country where I didn’t have to cope with winter whatsoever, this is a torture for me. Click to read more!
要了解當地歷史文化，可以透過不同的管道。如果是跟團旅行，導遊通常就會灌輸你相關的知識。像我不愛跟團的人 (有人跟我一樣不喜歡被強迫購買當地名產，而且時間被綁死死的嗎?) ，除了自己上網翻書做功課，(當假文青) 去歷史博物館走走，也是不錯的選擇 XD
「可是我不喜歡博物館那沉悶的氛圍，怎麼辦?」沒關係，如果你來卡加利玩，我一定介紹你去歷史文物公園 (Heritage Park)。之前，我以為它是個博物館，一直到上個月親自去了一趟，才發現它是個佈滿歷史建築的主題公園。要不是因為凱文的公司辦餐會，我們也不會發現這個老少咸宜的好去處 😛