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I like beer. I'm not one of the guys that can dissect flavors and hops and explain exactly how a beer looks and tastes without googling words. But I like it. The experimentation of flavors and brewing processes. So when I was in China my friend took me to one of the oldest liquor distilleries in China. Obviously, they have kept up with it but China was cool in the way they produce it. They still use old time techniques to maintain the flavors of the old liquor. They were worried if they upgraded they would lose the flavors of the old liquor. So they do their best to maintain the same technique, flavors, ans heritage the company was founded on. I think many american businesses could follow a similar path. We are moving towards a more futuristic society, however, we can still maintain our heritage if it is important to us. #craftbeer #craftbeer #beercraft #beerporn #ilovebeer #beerenthusiast #craftbeerlover #brew #fruit #brewery #trynewthings #craftbeer #beer #craft #brewery #brewing #breweries #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou

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When I started photography I always wanted to be a boudoir photographer. I love people. They are quirky and weird and insecure and a multitude of any other description you can imagine. Making people feel loved and beautiful was all I wanted to do. As a man it become increasingly more difficult to find those types of gigs, especially with little experience and relatively no name. I had this expensive camera and nothing to shoot. So I started shooting just random things, buildings, trees, beercans, anything. I found i could find the beauty of buildings and structures and shoot them similarly as I would have shot boudoir. I romanticized the objects as best I could just trying to make them look as beautiful as possible. As I continued to grow I found myself taking many more documentary styled photos and developed my style of shooting for "in the life" styled photos... all because I wanted to shoot boudoir and decided to practice on buildings. The point is, we don't all start doing what it is we want to do. Sometimes we have to go around the lake to get in. Take your time and enjoy the journey because no book was written without multiple chapters or pages #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #historic #history

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Turtles and tortoises have long been used in traditional medicine. The fat is either mixed with plants to form a cataplasm or rubbed as an ointment. While raw shells are used for convulsion, headache, vertigo and ear problem as deafness, vinegar-treated shells are indicated for leg weakness, night sweats, heart palpitations and disorders due to liver and kidney problems. There is a lack of scientific evidence demonstrating a causative link between turtle consumption and medicinal benefits, many people in China believe they provide benefits such as maintaining beauty in women and sexual function in men. To be fair, walking around this place made me start to believe maybe there's more to this stuff than I'd give credit to. I also would have never thought of eating deer antlers or a moldy flower. Medicine is a funny thing and has come a really far way Late edit- because I had a phone while I was here with a VPN, I was able to access and Google medicine benefits of these things and argue with shop keepers about pricing, etc. People began to believe that I was a doctor because I would question medical treatments for things like "he has a cold so they told me to eat snake"... "why? Just have chicken soup and water and rest" how do you know this stuff? And they would be scheduled for very expensive doctors appointments. Meanwhile there were kungfu masters who would ask to hold your hand and tell you that you need to drink more x,y,z and eat this because you have these issues. This was a wild trip for breaking down some of the walls of what I thought was possible and not #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #medicine #evolution #growth #china #bouzhou

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Not everything has to be a life and death situation. We as people have problems with our expectations. This as an adult I find to be the toughest thing. We grow up learning and dealing with disappointment because we believe people should treat or act in a certain manner that is beneficial to us and the way we grew up. I expect that when a friend talks negatively about me to another friend, one of them will defend me. That isn't always the case. Maybe they're both mad at me for being a jerk. I in turn, get mad at them for not defending me. That is an issue we all have with managing our expectations. I often felt like that growing up with friends who would then talk to my girlfriend after we broke up. It took a long time to understand that people don't have to choose to be friends with one or the other. I have to understand people can like us separately. I also have to accept that some people I know will try to talk to my ex and "slide in the dms". So I either have to decide I am okay with that or I have to cut them off as friends. As I move forward towards training my mind on positivity, I push these people away that I have previously accepted. I've managed my expectations but, now I need to also start respecting myself too. No more mental bondage. I don't want to change people. If they aren't going to treat me right because the way they are, it isn't my job to change people for my benefit. I only offer my assistance and if I can help them grow for their benefit, then I did great. #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #bondage #historic #history

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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”-Henry David Thoreau Another day wondering around China making friends, finding food, and enjoying new experiences! #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #7sessions #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #60secclub #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #bboy

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Back to my China posts! If you ever want to explore a "real" historic site, this is a place to be,  I am not talking about "historic" in American sense, a European sense, or even in the sense of China. The size of this underground military structure was massive, complex, included fox holes, vent holes, stumbling boards, small holes for passing messages and plenty of other genius builds. They used these tunnels to hide during siege and fight back opposing forces that were too big to fight head on. As well as escape in to the forest and get behind the attacking enemies for sneak attacks. In the basement of it this giant tunnel maze was this section of updated maze. It really just added to the awe and admiration of the maze #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #ancienttunnel #historic #history

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One of the things you don't think about when you travel is where you are going to stay. You decide on a city, find a decently priced or luxury hotel, maybe even setup a car rental. What you don't tend to think about is that a hotel may not let you stay there. I had a really tough time finding a hotel that would allow foreigners to stay there. The hotels have to call the local police and alert them to expats staying there. They also have to apply for a special, expensive, and limited license to allow foreigners to spend the night. They also collect your passport when checking in, which totally made me nervous as someone who can't speak mandarin. But all of the places we ended up staying at were absolutely beautiful because if it. This was my favorite hotel to stay at because of the view. I could have woke up here every day and been happy. Have you ever traveled anywhere and been surprised by another countrys laws? #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #hotel #expat #foreigner

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What is the reason you have fun with your family? What is the reason you have fun with your friends? These are similar reasons to why weddings are so fun. Often when you go to a wedding, 90%-100% of people there, WANT to be there, and are happy to celebrate the couple’s big day. In China not only do you hang out with your bridal party and family but you court your significant others families. In this photo we went out with the brides family (only the men) and drank, ate, and spent time getting to know one another. In this instance you stand and raise a glass to someone on the other side of the family as a sign of respect. It tells them that you want to drink with them and show them you care. This was one of my favorite wedding customs. With the exception of the liquor, it was like devil springs. I generally just stuck to the beer which was a lot like Heineken. Personally, I'm fairly introverted. So at first it was tough to jump in to these types of events because you stand and make an announcement that you want to drink with "tom" and just you two stand and drink, say thank you, then sit back down. I feel at this point we had been partaking in what felt like wedding customs for like 3 weeks. What is one of your favorite wedding customs? Does your family have them? #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #wedding #engagement #love #engaged #engagementring

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Around this time last year I flew out to China to see one of my best friends get married. I got to eat some amazing food with some even more amazing people. Then after what may have been 4 or 5 days of fairly nonstop celebration I got to judge a 2v2 18+ and a 3v3 18- event. I did a small 20 minute workshop because too many people showed up and we lost space for people to move. I got to throw down with the best bboys I have ever encountered in my life. When I first started breaking it was because I wanted to smoke people. Then it became about wanting to travel. Then having fun and eating new food. Now it's simply about the experience and being able to teach people the same thing that has lead me to travel across the world. I tell people all the time, you never know what a little passion will do for your life and this is one of those exact moments I talk about. I never would have dreamed a bboy from binghamton, NY would be flying around the world to judge or compete or do workshops. Everyone is capable, you just need to believe in yourself and your craft #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #7sessions #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #60secclub #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #bboy

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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”-Henry David Thoreau Another day wondering around China making friends, finding food, and enjoying new experiences! #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #7sessions #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #60secclub #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #bboy

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When I started photography I always wanted to be a boudoir photographer. I love people. They are quirky and weird and insecure and a multitude of any other description you can imagine. Making people feel loved and beautiful was all I wanted to do. As a man it become increasingly more difficult to find those types of gigs, especially with little experience and relatively no name. I had this expensive camera and nothing to shoot. So I started shooting just random things, buildings, trees, beercans, anything. I found i could find the beauty of buildings and structures and shoot them similarly as I would have shot boudoir. I romanticized the objects as best I could just trying to make them look as beautiful as possible. As I continued to grow I found myself taking many more documentary styled photos and developed my style of shooting for "in the life" styled photos... all because I wanted to shoot boudoir and decided to practice on buildings. The point is, we don't all start doing what it is we want to do. Sometimes we have to go around the lake to get in. Take your time and enjoy the journey because no book was written without multiple chapters or pages #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #historic #history

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Not everything has to be a life and death situation. We as people have problems with our expectations. This as an adult I find to be the toughest thing. We grow up learning and dealing with disappointment because we believe people should treat or act in a certain manner that is beneficial to us and the way we grew up. I expect that when a friend talks negatively about me to another friend, one of them will defend me. That isn't always the case. Maybe they're both mad at me for being a jerk. I in turn, get mad at them for not defending me. That is an issue we all have with managing our expectations. I often felt like that growing up with friends who would then talk to my girlfriend after we broke up. It took a long time to understand that people don't have to choose to be friends with one or the other. I have to understand people can like us separately. I also have to accept that some people I know will try to talk to my ex and "slide in the dms". So I either have to decide I am okay with that or I have to cut them off as friends. As I move forward towards training my mind on positivity, I push these people away that I have previously accepted. I've managed my expectations but, now I need to also start respecting myself too. No more mental bondage. I don't want to change people. If they aren't going to treat me right because the way they are, it isn't my job to change people for my benefit. I only offer my assistance and if I can help them grow for their benefit, then I did great. #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #bondage #historic #history

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I like beer. I'm not one of the guys that can dissect flavors and hops and explain exactly how a beer looks and tastes without googling words. But I like it. The experimentation of flavors and brewing processes. So when I was in China my friend took me to one of the oldest liquor distilleries in China. Obviously, they have kept up with it but China was cool in the way they produce it. They still use old time techniques to maintain the flavors of the old liquor. They were worried if they upgraded they would lose the flavors of the old liquor. So they do their best to maintain the same technique, flavors, ans heritage the company was founded on. I think many american businesses could follow a similar path. We are moving towards a more futuristic society, however, we can still maintain our heritage if it is important to us. #craftbeer #craftbeer #beercraft #beerporn #ilovebeer #beerenthusiast #craftbeerlover #brew #fruit #brewery #trynewthings #craftbeer #beer #craft #brewery #brewing #breweries #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou

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Back to my China posts! If you ever want to explore a "real" historic site, this is a place to be,  I am not talking about "historic" in American sense, a European sense, or even in the sense of China. The size of this underground military structure was massive, complex, included fox holes, vent holes, stumbling boards, small holes for passing messages and plenty of other genius builds. They used these tunnels to hide during siege and fight back opposing forces that were too big to fight head on. As well as escape in to the forest and get behind the attacking enemies for sneak attacks. In the basement of it this giant tunnel maze was this section of updated maze. It really just added to the awe and admiration of the maze #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #caocoa #ancient #ancienttunnel #historic #history

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What is the reason you have fun with your family? What is the reason you have fun with your friends? These are similar reasons to why weddings are so fun. Often when you go to a wedding, 90%-100% of people there, WANT to be there, and are happy to celebrate the couple’s big day. In China not only do you hang out with your bridal party and family but you court your significant others families. In this photo we went out with the brides family (only the men) and drank, ate, and spent time getting to know one another. In this instance you stand and raise a glass to someone on the other side of the family as a sign of respect. It tells them that you want to drink with them and show them you care. This was one of my favorite wedding customs. With the exception of the liquor, it was like devil springs. I generally just stuck to the beer which was a lot like Heineken. Personally, I'm fairly introverted. So at first it was tough to jump in to these types of events because you stand and make an announcement that you want to drink with "tom" and just you two stand and drink, say thank you, then sit back down. I feel at this point we had been partaking in what felt like wedding customs for like 3 weeks. What is one of your favorite wedding customs? Does your family have them? #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #wedding #engagement #love #engaged #engagementring

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One of the things you don't think about when you travel is where you are going to stay. You decide on a city, find a decently priced or luxury hotel, maybe even setup a car rental. What you don't tend to think about is that a hotel may not let you stay there. I had a really tough time finding a hotel that would allow foreigners to stay there. The hotels have to call the local police and alert them to expats staying there. They also have to apply for a special, expensive, and limited license to allow foreigners to spend the night. They also collect your passport when checking in, which totally made me nervous as someone who can't speak mandarin. But all of the places we ended up staying at were absolutely beautiful because if it. This was my favorite hotel to stay at because of the view. I could have woke up here every day and been happy. Have you ever traveled anywhere and been surprised by another countrys laws? #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #hotel #expat #foreigner

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A ton of my posts are going to be about my trip to China. I was there for nearly 2 months. (1.5months) and it was a super life changing experience. I was lucky enough to be able to go there for a bunch of weddings, breaking competitions, museums, wineries and all sorts of other things. I believe we were driving to Shanghai and stopped in the Henan Province and visited the Shaolin Temple and watched the Grand Ceremony Performance. There was over 500 monks who performed during a typhoon. I've read about my nikon's camera being rain resistant so I figured I'd put it to the test and take some shots. I was amazed at the symmetry between so many people. I was most impressed by the people playing instruments. The rain coming down was no joke. Aside from the amazing performance it was kind of awe-inspiring to be able to sit in the same seats as several presidents and world leaders who visited to watch as well. This lady is playing a guqin which is a plucked seven-string instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement. It is sometimes referred to by the Chinese as "the father of Chinese music" or "the instrument of the sages". #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #china #bouzhou #shaolin #shaolintemple #guqin #dengfeng #portrait

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Turtles and tortoises have long been used in traditional medicine. The fat is either mixed with plants to form a cataplasm or rubbed as an ointment. While raw shells are used for convulsion, headache, vertigo and ear problem as deafness, vinegar-treated shells are indicated for leg weakness, night sweats, heart palpitations and disorders due to liver and kidney problems. There is a lack of scientific evidence demonstrating a causative link between turtle consumption and medicinal benefits, many people in China believe they provide benefits such as maintaining beauty in women and sexual function in men. To be fair, walking around this place made me start to believe maybe there's more to this stuff than I'd give credit to. I also would have never thought of eating deer antlers or a moldy flower. Medicine is a funny thing and has come a really far way Late edit- because I had a phone while I was here with a VPN, I was able to access and Google medicine benefits of these things and argue with shop keepers about pricing, etc. People began to believe that I was a doctor because I would question medical treatments for things like "he has a cold so they told me to eat snake"... "why? Just have chicken soup and water and rest" how do you know this stuff? And they would be scheduled for very expensive doctors appointments. Meanwhile there were kungfu masters who would ask to hold your hand and tell you that you need to drink more x,y,z and eat this because you have these issues. This was a wild trip for breaking down some of the walls of what I thought was possible and not #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #medicine #evolution #growth #china #bouzhou

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Around this time last year I flew out to China to see one of my best friends get married. I got to eat some amazing food with some even more amazing people. Then after what may have been 4 or 5 days of fairly nonstop celebration I got to judge a 2v2 18+ and a 3v3 18- event. I did a small 20 minute workshop because too many people showed up and we lost space for people to move. I got to throw down with the best bboys I have ever encountered in my life. When I first started breaking it was because I wanted to smoke people. Then it became about wanting to travel. Then having fun and eating new food. Now it's simply about the experience and being able to teach people the same thing that has lead me to travel across the world. I tell people all the time, you never know what a little passion will do for your life and this is one of those exact moments I talk about. I never would have dreamed a bboy from binghamton, NY would be flying around the world to judge or compete or do workshops. Everyone is capable, you just need to believe in yourself and your craft #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #7sessions #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure #roamtheplanet #discoverearth #wherewillwegonext #makemoments #exploremore #stayandwander #goexplore #destinationearth #exploringtheworld #60secclub #welltravelled #staywild #wildkids #607rez #bboy

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I generally make a point to not upload any phone pictures. However, I have no way to upload my pictures otherwise until I return to the USA. Chillen in Bouhzou, China in the North Anui Province. There is a small bboy dance studio here (name to be filled in later). I was blessed with being able to judge a 3v3 kids battle and a 2v2 adult battle. Unfortunately, we had just finished a Chinese wedding. For those that dont know... these things are 3 days of nonstop partying and traditions. Way cooler than an American wedding, however- that also means no sleep. In the previous 3 days we had all of 6 hours of sleep. So after 4 hours of judging we were all nodding off mid event. It was a challenge but these bboy are top notch. Amazing competitors. It was an honor to watch them and an even bigger honor they didn't want to kill us for falling asleep cause at home we would stab a judge haha. These guys are a class act as judges and it was nice to see other judges get excited for when watching conpetitions. With: @cswiggz and @bboyhr #china #bouzhou #getoutthere #judge #bboy #hiphop #bboying #lifestyle #dance #breaking #dancing #bgirl #bgirls #bboys #breakin #unity #redbull #powermove #7sessions #bcone #music #newperspective #nothingbutlove #hiphopdance #dancecrew #motivation #competition #style #threads

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