I liked Seattle.
Although it felt a little too well-managed and gentrified to be the home of grunge, it still had a lovely mix of old and new buildings, a lot of native art around the place, the famous Pike Place Market, a lovely coastline, and great views from the Space Needle.
So, that was the USA, or at least a whistle-stop zip-through the west coast of it.
It was great fun, but an exhausting trip, and in many ways I haven’t yet had the chance to recover from it. Christmas and New Year will be spent doing very little, as will the two weeks I’ve booked off around April…