Guest post by Beth

As I wrote earlier, I took a part of Guest post swap by Chaotic Goddess Swaps. My partner is wonderful Beth from and she has wrote really interesting post specially for you! Here it is:

Hello, readers of Akwiinas!

I asked Zane to tell me about Latvia on her post (on my blog here), as I have never been there. So I thought I'd tell you a little bit about my city, Seattle, in Washington State.

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People in this area tend to be open-minded, value creativity, be more invested in local businesses and sustainable living, and enjoy creating a bit of country life in the city. One of the popular things to do here in the city of Seattle is raise chickens, or ducks, in your backyard!

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Another thing Seattle is known for is the rain- across the country, people assume it rains all the time in Seattle because that's what they see in movies and on TV. We actually have gorgeous summers. The only time it's very rainy is in November (this month).

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Seattle is a port city, and because of that we have a lot of people from all over the world, so we have cultural centers, businesses, and restaurants for Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, African, South American, and even Latvian!

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Seattle is also home to a lot of technology companies, like Microsoft,, Google, Boeing and many gaming companies. There are a lot of IT people here! Almost everyone in Seattle is a geek, and we even have bars for playing video games (as well as drinking), and conventions for comic book illustrators, gamers, Steampunk fans, avid readers (we have a lot of writers here), and more.

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Lastly, Seattle is known for being a beating heart of music and art. Many famous rock musicians are from this city, and we have a museum dedicated to the history of popular music here. We have several art museums, and statues randomly placed around the city. Also, every summer there are concerts, performances, and artists in every area-- everything from street musicians to mimes to 100-person performances.

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I do hope that if you ever visit the US, you come to the Pacific Northwest and to Seattle, Washington. I'd love to show you around!

Thanks to Beth for writing this post! I am sure you all enjoyed reading this as much as I did!
See you soon! :)


  1. I'm so glad we could trade information about where we live. Thanks for letting me talk about Seattle...and I hope you get to visit here someday :)

  2. Oh Seattle, I need to come back to visit soon.