The police station I pass everyday to the gym. Following that are coca leaves that I bought for 1 sol (.37 cents) on the street (calm down Americans, they are legal). Last is a picture of a typical house in Arequipa. Square, modern looking, and the majority are 2 stories. Color is abundant and for a moment, the architecture makes you forget that you are walking a half mile incline to get to a corner store. 


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).