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South Korea was awesome. I was in Hongdae, a university district that reminded me a lot of WSU in Pullman. Lots of bars, restaurants, shopping, street markets, and tons of beautiful girls. People didn’t stare as I walked down the street and everyone I talked to spoke decent English. The streets were also a bit hilly and side streets everywhere. Which was nice compared to the gridlocked streets I’m used to in Beijing. Hongdae has lots of seafood restaurants, Korean street food vendors and a Taco Bell that kept me sufficiently satisfied. 2 days was certainly not enough time and I will be planning a return trip in the near future

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Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).