The train ride was quick and in no time I am in SeaTac, Seattle Airport. What a cute name for the airport. Seattle Tacoma Airport have one of the most cost friendly public transport to the city, since a ride on the light rail is only 3 USD. I quickly got my boarding pass printed and drop off my bags at the Virgin America check in desk. While there is not much of a wait to drop off bags, there was a huge congestion at the security. It was crazy. I have no idea what is going on and this is the worse queue that I have seen in an America airport. I was caught by surprised, seeing that this isn’t NYC or Vegas, neither is it the holidays.
My stay in Seattle was quaint and relaxing, just like how it should be in Seattle anyway. The perfect city seeing that it is the middle of my trip in the states. It sort of act like a mid rest stop before continuing on travelling to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Actually by this time, I have already been away from Singapore for more than 2 months. Heading out every single day for the past 2 months is actually pretty tiring! As much as travelling is fun, you sometimes need to take the foot off the pedal. Seattle is located in the state of Washington. This Puget Sound city, Seattle is known for being tranquil with a high quality of life and standard of living. Compared to other huge cities, it is less touristy, quiet and peaceful. Such a perfect place for retirement. Some might be a little less forgiving with the gloomy and rainy weather that happens way too often here! For me, I love the chill, furthermore being a little fanboy of Grey’s Anatomy, I am so happy to finally being in Seattle and seeing the space needle!
Jack’s Fish Spot is one of the hidden gems in Seattle, more specifically in Pike Place Market! I had the best seafood here while in Seattle which is why I would like to share this little hidden spot with you guys! Pike Place Market is the main tourist attractions here and it’s also the main go to place for seafood! To the extent that you can even get the renowned Salmon and shipped it anywhere in continental US. Being in the heart of clear and calm Puget Sound, you definitely have to try the produce from the region!
The flight was short and sweet, I flew in Delta again, the experience is roughly the same as my previous one when flying in to Vegas. We actually landed in Seattle, before 3pm. I am so happy to finally been in Seattle after hearing about this place for so long! Grey’s Anatomy is one of my very favourite all time TV Series, I am so glad to be finally in the place where the show is set in. Something adrupt happen after collecting my baggage, my luggage got damaged by the airline, so I spend a little while sorting out stuff with the airline before taking the Light Link Rail to my hotel. The ride was fast and cheap, costing only 3 USD. I love how quaint and chill Seattle is, compared to other destination, it is so much less touristy here. It also seems that the people here have a very high quality of life! Seattle also have a pretty great population of Koreans and Chinese! The University Street Station is located right in the heart of Seattle, is just steps from the Hilton. Although the street are pretty hilly, so might be a little tough with the bags!
Check in was a breeze after getting to the McCarren Airport, as per the norm in the states, you got your boarding pass from one of the kiosk after keying your passport details and then if you have any baggage you can drop it at one of the check in desk. It sure was fussless, and got in done in minutes. There was a little line at the security check, but we were through in no time as well. Just get ready all you stuff when you approach! Laptops out, shoes and belts off! The McCarren is surely one of the most memorable airport that I have been to, since when do you get to have jackpot machines at the Airport! It sure doesn’t hurt to try your hand while waiting for your flight!
As the saying goes, What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas! You only live once! And Vegas is sort of like the pinnacle of your live! You definitely can’t miss out on visiting Las Vegas at least once in your lifetime! Las Vegas is right smack in the middle of the Nevada Dessert! A little strip of lights and glamour, just like how it is in your memories! Short but memorable, short lived but impressive! This is where you go glam, this is where ordinary people turn into ballers! Now I can finally say that I have been to Vegas! After a memorable time in New York City! I flew in to Las Vegas and put up at the Strip! Right in the heart of everything!
While they say that driving in the city is definitely one of the things that you should not do as a tourists, many places on the West Coast, especially Los Angeles and Las Vegas, having a car will sure makes things very convenient. Driving in the great wild west is also something very enjoyable to do. In comparison to places like New York City, the public transport here leaves much to be desirable. I had rented a car for my stay in Las Vegas. Which makes things so much more convenient. Furthermore, car rental are pretty affordable as well here. While I had many options, I decided to opt to rent from Sixt since I had status with them and their prices were also the most affordable. I would like to share my experience on renting with Sixt and also my thoughts on driving here!
After the amazing sight of the Grand Canyon yesterday, I am off for the next natural wonders in the world. Day 2 of my road trip takes me to the Death Valley. The hottest place in America and probably in the world as well? While I have not accomplished my mission of going to the coldest place on earth, I have definitely made it to the hottest one one! The Grand Canyon and Death Valley are pretty much doable with Las Vegas as your base. Notwithstanding being the one of the most unbearable place on earth, the Death Valley is also a place with magical sites, flora and fauna. Perhaps this is also the main reason why we are still be able to see such a rustic place on earth, the lack of human intervention. Death Valley also contains the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913, which makes this place a disaster in the summer months, but then, a perfect day trip in the winter season!