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Asheville, North Carolina

Oh hipster Asheville, how I’m glad we visited you, even just for an afternoon. Otherwise, we would never truly know what hipster is. I realized afterwards that I didn’t take any pictures of the streets nor buskers 🙁

Probably the world's largest iron.
Probably the world’s largest iron.

We had a drink at the Thirsty Monk Pub, the most hipster of all bars. It has three floors, all serving different drinks (basement = Belgian, main = local, top = scotch/whiskey).

Main floor
Main floor

I tried my first southern meal, shrimp ‘n’ grits at Tupelo Honey Cafe. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious! Graham had chicken ‘n’ biscuits, equally as tasty. Both meals were ridiculously filling.

Shrimp 'n' (goat's cheese) grits.
Shrimp ‘n’ (goat’s cheese) grits.

We found Battery Park Book Exchange (and Champagne Bar). Yep, you can actually buy champagne and mimosas here. The whole bookstore is a maze of stairs and nooks where you can relax and read. Coolest bookstore I’ve seen!

Think about it ;)
Think about it 😉
Sunset on a random building
Sunset on a random building

We visited Grove Park Inn, which is very similar to Jasper Park Lodge, or most mountain resorts.

Kiss kiss!

We needed to try the infamous French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

This was the last picture I snapped before the piece of chocolate cake found its way to our table and we devoured it. Oops!

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