Little parade going on outside of my house on a sunny day here in Arequipa. How did I come across such a spectacle? I think it was the blaring music and drums that drew my attention. 

2 big issues with Peru:

The transportation system #isamess. Everyday there seems to be more taxis on the road and more angry combo drivers blaring their horns at passing pedestrians. 

Peru doesn’t recycle glass. Sure you can get a discount if you trade a large empty beer bottle for a full new one, but they don’t cater to the 12 oz variety. Which of course ends up in the trash. 

And last but not least, drinkable water. What a luxury the States have…


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).