Created on Saturday, 29 May 2010 13:44
Written by Juliet Huang
Seattle is not christened "The Emerald City" for nothing. One of the most livable cities in the world, it receives rainfall of 36 inches each year. The place is surrounded by Puget Sound, an oceanic body of water lying east of Admiralty Inlet, neighbouring lakes, rivers, as well as the Olympic Mountains, making it a recreation enthusiast's dream. The proximity to the ocean gives rise to surrounding all-weather ports for ocean-going ships at Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.
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