Been jamming to this song all day as the sun shines bright here in Arequipa. As you read this you’re looking at a certified ESL teacher who will start teaching March 5th. Today is my last day of student teaching and I will be on vacation until the 5th, which means I’ll probably be keeping things low key, reading books, doing puzzles etc…

Boxing is going quite well and the 60 year old gym owner said that there are local ‘regulated’ fights in Peru if I was interested. Maybe in a month or so old man, nothing like the only gringo fighter getting the shit beat out of him in a foreign country. For all my friends in the states, I hope the sun is shining and you get an early start on that summer tan. 


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).