Oh weird, another protest of some kind here in Peru with people chanting something unintelligible, although I’m sure it’s for a good cause. 

Soccer game last night threw me a curveball. Peru vs. Argentina ending in a tie did not leave me feeling very financially secure after paying off my bets. Although I had a tempting desire to burn my Argentina jersey, I kept it in order to remind myself to never underestimate the underdog.

Big weekend coming up of which is included: pay day, Boise State game, student’s quinceañera, and a Melgar (local) soccer team, for which I was comped tickets because a student plays for them. Teaching, at times, has its advantages. 


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).