Nothing like Chifa on a Sunday. There’s construction going on behind the fence and it’s quite interesting to watch the progress every time I walk by. At the rate they’re going, I give it 3 months before the foundation is finished. 

I hope everyone had a terrific Saint Patrick’s Day! Trying to explain to Peruvians the significance of the day was rather difficult but telling them it was a reason to drink was quite the opposite. Had a lengthy discussion last night about which country (Peru vs. Ireland) was more known for potatoes. We settled on “it’s all relative”. 


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).