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There are 10 interesting places in and around Seattle.

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Coronavirus in Seattle

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Seattle

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in USA. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to USA.

Money in Seattle

Currencie(s): United States dollar

  • 1 United States dollar = 0.92 €
  • 1 United States dollar = 0.82 £

Tipping: A practiced social custom in the United States. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In restaurants offering traditional table service, a gratuity of 15–20% of the amount of a customer’s check (before tax) is customary.

Corruption: USA has a corruption score of 29/100.
If your itinerary runs through USA, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, USA is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

USA is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.4 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Seattle

Language(s): English

Food & Drinks in Seattle

3 National dishes: Apple Pie, Hamburger & Brownies.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Seattle is 21.

Religion in Seattle

USA is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 69% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Seattle

Age of Consent: 16 years.
At the age of 16, an individual is considered mature enough in USA to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in USA since 2015.

USA scores a 2/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in USA are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Seattle

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Baseball is USA their national sport.

Other practical tips for Seattle

Timezone: UTC-12:00 to UTC+12:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 14.4 and 19°C (58 and 66.2°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 7.41 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to USA.

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