Frommer's Seattle 2004 by Karl Samson

By Karl Samson

This previous weekend 10/29-29 2006, ten humans have been despatched to the medical institution, 3 in very serious situation following a weekend of gunfire and violence in downtown Seattle! those stabbings and capturing did not take place in Rainier Valley south of downtown (the Valley of loss of life) the place many of the gunshot sufferers come from, those got here FROM DOWNTOWN SEATTLE.
My suggestion: when you stopover at Seattle, come donning a bulletproof or Kevlar vest! Drug gang violence is uncontrolled within the city.
As for the so-called most sensible locations during this publication, a few of the highway corners of those "best areas" are OWNED via drug purchasers who stand there in rain or shine promoting meth or crack, whereas the police glance on and do not anything simply because they are saying they do not have possible reason! Yeah, yes ya guess cha! It simply seems the drug lords are larger armed than the police.

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Currency See “Money” under “Preparing for Your Trip,” earlier in this chapter. Currency Exchange You’ll find currency-exchange services in major international airports. There’s a Travelex Currency Exchange kiosk (& 206/2480401) at Sea-Tac International Airport behind the Northwest Airlines ticketing counters. There’s another Travelex office in downtown Seattle at Westlake Center shopping center, 400 Pine St. (& 206/682-4525). Drinking Laws The legal age for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21; proof of age is required and often requested at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, so it’s always a good idea to bring ID when you go out.

The three traveler’s checks that are most widely recognized—and least likely to be denied—are Visa, American Express, and Thomas Cook. Be sure to record the numbers of the checks, and keep that information in a separate place in case the checks get lost or stolen. Most businesses are pretty good about taking traveler’s checks, but you’re better off cashing them in at a bank (in small amounts, of course) and paying in cash. Remember: You’ll need identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to change a traveler’s check.

S. S. airlines offer service from Europe to the United States. If they do not have direct flights from Europe to Seattle, they can book you straight through on a connecting flight. delta. com). aerlingus. com), which also flies direct to Seattle from London. From New Zealand and Australia, there are flights to Los Angeles on 35 be suspicious, motion to the other driver to follow you. Go directly to the nearest police station, well-lit service station, or 24-hour store. Park in well-lit and well-traveled areas whenever possible.

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