Didn’t eat before my hike down Colca so as soon as I returned, I ordered the family sized pizza and 2 beers. The guy asked me if I was meeting someone. No, I’m just American. After an arduous day in the canyon, beer and pizza were more than fulfilling. 

And what’s a meal without dessert? The circle things are called ‘Picaron’ which is fried dough drizzled with a sugary syrup. I bought these on the street where a lady had a pot of boiling oil situated in a wooden cart while her 4 year old son sprinkled on the syrup on the fried picaron. Teamwork has never tasted so delicious. 


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).