Showing posts from January, 2018

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Website: Address:  2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Star Feedback: Location is really good. It is like a 5-minute walk to Pike Place Market. Room is huge and clean - very "boutique-y", kinda trying to look a bit old / vintage with some paintings and copper/ bronzed faucets. Downside: I was put on the 3rd floor (1/30/2018) in the corner and it was really quite noisy. I could hear the cars honking etc.


Pike Place Market It's not just a market with shops, but an open area covering various blocks. Interesting but a bit confusing as well. Not sure if I can really buy anything there. Mee Sum Pastry Tried their Curry Beef Hom Bow  It's like a twist of Chinese Baked Bun (Siopao/pao) Quite flaky on the outside, soft on the inside, and real Beef curry stuffed inside. Quite Good and cost only < 4 dollars, quite big and filling too. Pike Place Chowder There was a long line but it moved fast Supposed to be #1 Clam Chowder in Englang Tried it and it was creamy and good. You can try their samples, and choose 4 flavors (5 oz each) for only 13.95$ Gum Wall It's just at the lowest floor - you can pass thru the Pike Place Public Market It's an alley with well..... chewing gums stuck on the wall. First Starbucks Store 1912 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 Corner of First Ave and Pike Place A

Orenchi Beyond (Ramen) San Francisco

Website: Address: 174 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Star Feedback: Surprisingly NO LINE Ramen was really good Salmon Roe Bowl Love this thing! Love their Fried Oysters too Avocado Tuna - Yummy Yummmmmmy Ramen

Sequoia National Park

Hospital Rock The Sentinel Tree near the Giant Forest Museum  (Moro Rock Trail was unfortunately closed during Winter) General Sherman Tree Rough Twins