Runners take your mark..

There’s some sort of race happening in Arequipa today and the streets are full of people wearing clothes representing almost every country in South and Central America. Talked to some Brazilians in a restaurant today in my broken Portuguese after clarifying that I was indeed not Chilean. Nice to see so many colors of clothing and different flags as I meander the streets on my way to the gym. Sadly, the USA has yet to make an appearance.

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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).