Upon arrival in SFO, the main airport in San Francisco Bay Area, we took the transfer to the rail and then head towards the city using the BART! The BART is like the mrt or metro that we have in other countries! It serve most of the Bay area! Usually the most important stations in San Francisco downtown area are from Civic Centre to Embarcadero! The ride from SFO takes about 20-30 mins and cost about 10 bucks! After all San Francisco is an expensive place! Parc 55 location is perfect, steps from Powell St Station and right in the heart of the city! Union Square and the major shopping district are just steps away as well as many eateries! You really can’t get any better than this!
After a relaxing time in Seattle! It’s time for my to head to San Francisco for the next leg of my trip, my second last city before heading back to Singapore! Doing a little count, this is actually my 8 flight during this trip! Life of a wanderluster huh! I’m pretty excited this time round, since it’s going to be my first flight on Virgin America! I have always heard about how fun and quirky the flight and cabin crews are with the mood lighting and stuff! Furthermore, I’m looking forward to do a comparison with Delta, since both these airline are known to be the best in the states! Even the boarding pass are so cute!
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!