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The background:

I moved to Seattle in 2003, I was 20 years old and had come from the Southern United States.To let you know if you are from outside the U.S. as many of my readers are, the south as its called is like a different world. Race and all that goes with that is alive and well there. So, to say the least, I was ready to leave. Coming to Seattle on Greyhound was crazy, I came to Seattle for a job penniless, the boss shows up sees me says no thanks and bam I’m stranded in a new city across the country and that’s how I began living in Seattle.So that’s my personal background on Seattle. Here we will talk about the odd things and just, in general, the things that happen there that make this city worth any one’s list of places to see.

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The Weird:

  1. I miss this, the laundry mat across from the Space Needle split in half, the other side a bar, drink and wash.
  2. The Gum wall at the Pike Place Market, see it, been there forever.
  3. Native American Casinos all over the Washington State, Federal Government has no control. very different to say the least.
  4. The Fremont Bridge Troll, Sculpture under the bridge, a kind of an oddity to the hippies that made this their home in the 1960s.
  5. Ballard, a fishing community right outside of downtown Seattle, mostly Swedish and Noway folks. Weird because it is completely different from most of the city.
  6. China Town, Because where else can you go and see drug addicts everywhere and traditional Asian culture coexist.
  7. The Ave, the street about a mile long that butts up with the University of Washington. Where you get, hippie stoners, grunge, and intellectuals altogether.
  8. Ah, and lest we forget, pot shops all over and medical dispensaries, come get your legal pot here.
  9. Also, there is the biggest pot festival in the US here, Hemp Fest draws over 1 million people over 3 days.
  10. And finally, the love for animals here, don’t be surprised to see dogs on buses, cats on shoulders and even a bird or ferret, just how it is here.

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So there you go, so of the tamer weird facts about Seattle, could make another whole list on the adult oddities that make Seattle weird. Anyways until next time have fun and be safe.

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