01.09.2010 - 01.09.2010 19 °C
I had been told that the north western United States is the rainiest area of the country and Seattle the wettest city of them all. Well I'm not quite sure what happened, because the weather here is glorious. This morning I ventured to the Pike Place Market, which is a large (primarily fish) market just off the waterfront. However, this market isn't most famous for its fish. No, the most famous place here is the very first Starbucks. Speaking of Starbucks - they are everywhere in this city. You literally cannot walk 75m from one before you come across the next. I spent the afternoon doing some final purchases to fill my new suitcase. I'm not very good at jeans shopping, but when they're just $19 a pair I don't think even I can go wrong! I sat down in Seattle main square where a free afternoon concert was being held. Today's was Latin themed (as in South American). The square was soon filled with people, standing when all the seats were filled, and many people were getting up to salsa. I'm not sure how this would go down in Nottingham's Market Square, but everything's worth trying.