The goal for today is to find a place that can frame pictures. I expect that dumb luck will play a big part in today’s adventure. Every person I’ve asked so far has either looked at me weird or recommended Taobao, the Amazon of China. Which leads me to think of China’s unofficial slogan, “When in doubt, just buy it online”. The blanket solution and always option C when people are curious where to buy certain things.

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).