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Sleepless in Seattle

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What with very squeaky bunk beds in a six-bed dorm and some disturbing noises coming from the street, we had a pretty lousy night's sleep. Thankfully breakfast was free so we had some caffeine to prepare us for the day ahead. First stop was Pike Place Market.


Here fishmongers drew large crowds, throwing fish from counter to counter in response to customers' orders.


From there we headed by bus to Woodland Park Zoo.





We weren't sure about some of the pronunciations.


Beginning to flag, we needed a pick-me-up, so headed back downtown for early evening coffees at the original Starbucks in Pike Place. It was fascinating to see where the now-ubiquitous multinational behemoth began.


The shop is distinguished by the use of the original logo, as well as the fact that it has no seating inside, so as many tourists like us can be crammed in as possible.


However, as we waited outside in the queue some locals walked by, loudly commenting to each other, 'This isn't even the original Starbucks!' And, looking online, there may be something to this. According to Wikipedia, the store was at a different Seattle address between 1971 and 1975 before moving to Pike Place, something airbrushed out by Starbucks.


Anyway, we're hoping the caffeine doesn't stop us from getting a good sleep tonight...

Posted by shoestring 19:50 Archived in USA Tagged park market zoo place usa seattle coffee washington starbucks woodland pike

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Now that's a place I have been to! If you get a chance and fancy an evening out, try The Tractor Tavern in Ballard Avenue. It's a cosy club with live music in a nice area of Seattle.

by Chris

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