As I browse through the fruit section of grocery stores in Arequipa, I am continually amazed at the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available here. Although America has fruit available year round because of ‘modifications’, I prefer the Peruvian fruits and veggies more. 

Although the name is written on these packages, I still have no idea what they are nor what they taste like. Just thought they looked interesting. Speaking of which, I ate a tiny orange banana yesterday that one of my students gave me, saying it was from 'la selva’. Thanks Olenka!


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).