But for this weekend, to visit a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, I wanted to do as much as possible under my own steam. The journey still involved a diesel-powered ferry, but for a trip to Kyoto without an airline ticket, it seemed like a fair trade.
Entries Tagged as 'Seattle'
June 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design, Novelty, Obsessed with Japan, Reading List, Transportation bliss
June 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Favorite Bookstores, Shop talk, Urban archipelagos
Seattle has a well-earned reputation as a city that loves books. It deserves a great bookstore to match. Even though the new Elliott Bay isn’t finished yet, it might be just that bookstore. Take, as evidence, this view from the second story: It has several elements that remind me of other bookstores I love. Wooden [...]
May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, The point of travel, Transportation bliss
Yesterday was truly the first beautiful day of spring in Seattle. I dusted off my Dutch bike to ride into work, and loved how this dark purple tulip looked next to its Dutchie kin. Readers of this blog know that I’m obsessed with the Dutch, and with Dutch biking in particular as the ultimate, elegant solution [...]
February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, Wary of the advice of others
Let’s just say it: How does Carol Pucci, travel writer for the Seattle Times, still have a job?
January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Novelty, Tasty treats, Urban archipelagos
Even though Seattle is gloomy, rainy, blah blah blah, there are only a couple of other places in the world I’d like to live. And by and large, those places are gloomy and rainy too. But at least here we have great restaurants (yes, beyond just hot dogs), great parks, and great shops.
According to this article in the local paper–admittedly not exactly hard-hitting journalism–it’s an example of “density done right.”