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COFFEE

I love drinking around the world and immersing myself into the local cafe scene. Click to check out coffee guides and some of my favorite cafe experiences around the world.

CONCRETE

As much as I love a bit of nature, I also love grey slabs of concrete. Perhaps an eyesore to most, I still find these brutal beauties to be inspiring. Click below for some of my favorite concrete.

CRAFT BEER

I am an avid craft beer fan, but let's be honest, I rarely discriminate. I love traveling the world in search of tasty beers and a lively beer culture. Check out my beer guides below.

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