Topper de Estudiantes de La Plata (no idea), Real Madrid, and Ecuador jerseys for a whopping total of S/. 45 ($17) Not a bad day at the market. 

I’ll be teaching during the Real vs. Barca game on Saturday but thinking of streaming it online and having my students translate the commentary. Smart. One of my students does MMA and since I box, we’re going to spar Saturday night. I’ll keep you posted on the results. 

Just a bit of construction that I pass by on my way to the gym. Can’t say that I’ve seen much progress in the past 2 months but I’m sure they’ll get there eventually. This week has flown by and I’m sure it’s because I got paid on Tuesday and finally financially recovered from my Chile trip. The exchange rate killed me: Meaning I couldn’t get a grasp on how much an 800 peso beer really was. 


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).