In an attempt to distract myself from getting overly Italo-centric here, I've decided to write some posts that don't involve Italy at all! Although Italy is our home base now, Massi and I both have a passion for travel and we certainly did our share of it when based in Canada. I went back to dig up good photographs of all our North American adventures which includes places like Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Vancouver to name a few. We were in Seattle, USA in the summer of 2012 when we did a kickass road trip from Edmonton all the way to Vancouver, taking a two-day stint down to Seattle to check out a KISS concert nearby. Let me tell you how fun American border control is when you're a Canadian citizen travelling with an Italian national...! Seattle is known for its coffee-shop culture, being the birthplace of Starbucks and all, rightly so. Unfortunately, being with an espresso-drinking Italian does not let one enjoy the fruits of Seattle's labor because what kind of coffee culture can you experience by downing a shot standing up at the bar? For me, the highlight of this particular city is Pike Place Market and the surrounding areas. It's probably the most stereotypical choice but I adore markets in general and at Pike Place, you can watch fish being thrown around (literally they fly through the air, you can YouTube it) which is beyond entertaining. I'm also a sucker for any city that's near a body of water where you can catch fresh seafood and Seattle is one of them. If there's a famous Clam Chowder place (Seattle's is Pike Place Chowder Co., go early or they run out of the classic), then I'm happy as a clam. So basically to sum up Seattle- it has good coffee and good chowder, so it's a good'er in my books. Now for the fun stuff...
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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