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Alex Ashton
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Alex Ashton

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Formerly known as the frontman for Something Corporate, a West Coast punk-pop quintet that garnered a modest following during the early 2000s, Andrew McMahon is also the piano-playing songwriter behin
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I post stuff about DC area history and stuff I've discovered while exploring the area.  I've lived around here 30 of my 34 years and am still discovering cool stuff every day, and it has helped keep me sane given the fact that I hate almost everything associated with the political/lawyer/career culture here.

I love beer; specifically, I love good beer and I love cheap beer.  These don't always go hand in hand, but that's OK.  What I hate is overpriced beer.  I will share things about good beer, places to get a good deal on beer and I will call out places that try to rip you off and the idiots who willingly go along with it.

I'm also a huge fan of the Caps and DC United, and I suppose I've adopted the Nats after finally giving up on my beloved O's in recent years.

I also like to share music.  And have music shared with me.
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Traveled to Colombia three times.
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Washington, DC
King George, VA - Fredericksburg, VA - Newport News, VA
IT manager and I don't work for the government, yes that makes me special.
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Best service I've experienced in South America. Also the food is excellent (I had the cuy) and the atmosphere classy and almost a bit romantic. Would recommend if you're looking for a nice dinner in Puno.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Great little dive bar in the middle of town, serves locals and tourists alike. Only serve beer, and sometimes that's exactly what you need on a warm afternoon or after a long day working or exploring the area.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Que linda vista, y menos turistas que otro parques cerca de San Pedro. Recommend to go earlier in the morning as it starts to get more crowded in the afternoon. You can ride a bike or walk from town, only 3km. There is a place to lock the bike at the office at the entrance to the park. La Mirdador has the panoramic view of the desert, canyon and the town.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
High quality American comfort/bar food and excellent and creative craft cocktails in a refreshing laid back atmosphere (ie you can actually carry on a conversation with your mates). The owner, a friendly man who is originally from California, personally served us and made sure everything was good, and explained his passion for sourcing fresh local ingredients. Suggest the house cocktail, the White Rabbit!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
32 reviews
Excellent hostel in San Pedro. One of the best breakfast spreads at any hostel, plus they pack you a breakfast if your tour departs before 7:30am. Newer, comfortable bunks, hot water all day and friendly staff who can set you up on most of the tours. This is not a party hostel, as people come here to do daytime activities and most go to bed around 10pm, either exhausted from the day or preparing for the next day.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Simply put, the best beer in Santiago, with a rotating variety of house and other Chilean craft beers. Very refreshing after drinking Escudo everywhere else. Also the tacos hit the spot. Good place to hang with locals as well as expats.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
From start to finish, the experience at Tattoo Paradise was incredible. The artist portfolios on their website and on Instagram are updated almost every day, allowing you to narrow it down to an artist who best fits what you want. After figuring out what I wanted, I walked in to ask some questions and the desk staff was very welcoming and gladly answered all of my questions. They introduced me to Nikki, one of the artists who was very enthusiastic to hear my ideas, set an appointment and promised to sketch something up. When I came back for my appointment, Nikki was ready to go with a perfect design, and made me feel comfortable by cracking jokes and telling hilarious stories while doing the piece. Speaking of the piece, it exceeded my expectations, turning out perfect. There's a reason Nikki has almost all five star reviews! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get inked, and will definitely be going back for my future tattoos. Edit: ten months after this review, I've been back twice and gotten a tattoo from Thomas Kenney and Dave Cavalcante. Both have been topnotch work and like Nikki, artists who go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The front desk staff is also always incredibly friendly and willing to answer any question you have, no matter how silly you think it may seem.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago