Week XXV

July 17, 2009 at 1:10 am 2 comments

USA – Washington, Seattle/Mt. Rainier

The United States are different in many ways. It seems like people enjoy being told what they are allowed and not allowed to do. At least they accept loads of signs all around telling them about fines they’ll receive and jails they’ll have to visit for doing various things. I heard bus drivers shouting about random things, was told not to lean on walls or take pictures, had to face the most complex tax calculations when buying chocolate bars, but also went up rather random office buildings to visually document the views without being bothered by anybody.

Anyway, I stopped arguing with random people some time ago in Australia – so I was able to simply enjoy Seattle. Last Friday, I went with four fellow travellers and a rental car to mount Rainier to do some hiking. To see a volcano with glaciers, almost perfect blue skies and to wander over big white snow fields was definitely one of the highlights of the last week. Unfortunately, the weather was rather changeable and I got a bit sick soon after. If it were the air-condition systems everywhere or the rather cloudy and rainy weather doesn’t matter.
Nevertheless, I got up to Vancouver, Canada by the Greyhound bus without any difficulties and took the chance of being not a hundred percent healthy to sit back and relax my first days in the province of British Columbia.

Around Seattle – Pike place market, the place where grunge was born, the locks around Ballard (with fish) and at mount Rainier (with lakes and jumps!)..

seattle market alley crocodile cafe

ballard locks seattle skyline

mt rainier shadow lake

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  • 1. inge unterbrunner  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Neffe,

    wieder genesen? Hat dich das nasskalte Wetter in Australien nicht umgeschmissen, wird dich Kanada auch nicht klein kriegen!

    Jetzt bist du bald mal rundherum! Und wenn man die Lanschaften statistisch sieht, hättest gleich im Alpen- und Seenland bleiben können (nur Salzwasser haben wir nicht).

    Weiterhin viel Spaß am jumpen und fotografieren!

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  • 2. Ray  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Sure thing, sicher geht’s mir wieder gut!

    Die Landschaften sind jedoch überall verschieden. Österreich hat schon viel zu bieten, das stimmt. Trotzdem findet man Palmen, Sandstrände, Meer, Klippen, Riffs nicht so einfach. Von der unterschiedlichen Kultur, Nahrung, Tieren und Menschen ganz zu schweigen..

    Besten Dank.

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