I know, the pictures are starkly different. My buddy above got in a gin shot competition with a Chinese guy because “gin is for men”. I think we know who won.

On an unrelated note, I’m off to Mongolia tomorrow for the final border run on my current visa. Plan: find a soviet-era war jacket. 24 hours should be plenty of time

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).