Today’s shout-out goes to Miguel in Arequipa. It’s been over a year since I last saw my buddy Miguel, but at least he knew which team to support in the World Cup. Perhaps his German girlfriend had some influence on his decision. We used to live together in Peru and we had some wild times. Because gambling is illegal in China, I often think about our trips to the Peruvian casinos, mostly losing money but loving every minute of it. Miguel is the type of guy you can rely on, always there when you need him, like taking you to get ceviche after a long night of drinking. My year in Peru wouldn’t have been the same or nearly as fun without him. Much love mano! 

Today’s shout-out goes to Miguel in Arequipa. It’s been over a year since I last saw my buddy Miguel, but at least he knew which team to support in the World Cup. Perhaps his German girlfriend had some influence on his decision. We used to live together in Peru and we had some wild times. Because gambling is illegal in China, I often think about our trips to the Peruvian casinos, mostly losing money but loving every minute of it. Miguel is the type of guy you can rely on, always there when you need him, like taking you to get ceviche after a long night of drinking. My year in Peru wouldn’t have been the same or nearly as fun without him. Much love mano! 

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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).