Christian Matson-Alvirez

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Christian Matson-Alvirez
Christian Matson-Alvirez
Founder/Historian at Brew City Safari
My name is Christian Matson-Alvirez and I am the founder of Brew City Safari Urban Hiking. Urban Hiking? Isn’t that just going for a walk? Would you call walking 6-7 miles through a city just a walk? My contribution to UEM is a narrative of my experience and adventures I have while I lead my groups through the exploration of our city. Some might be after hours adventures, others might be exploring neighborhoods we’re not used to, and sometimes it might just be a good old fashioned history lesson.

My mission with BCS and how it relates to UEM is to provide an alternative to the infiltration aspect of urbex. I do what I can to work with the city and ease the stigma that comes with urbex with business owners and local government. I’m a big fan of Travel Channel type shows, particularly Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern. To quote Zimmern, “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

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