My company has sent me to our Seattle office to work on a project that requires support by someone in the same time-zone as our customer in South Africa.
This is the first time I've been to the US. I've never really had the urge to visit before - there are many other places in the world that are more interesting to me due to their cultural differences from the UK. However, I've recently become more interested as I video conference with my colleagues in Seattle every day.
I'm staying in Bellevue, the office is in Kirkland and about the same distance away to the NE is Redmond, home of Microsoft.
So far I've only really seen shopping malls and fast food restaurants, but hopefully I'll explore downtown a bit at the weekend.