Let’s take a minute to think about how big Ikea is + the population of Beijing = it took me 3 hours to find and buy a coffee table and eventually get out of Ikea this afternoon. The creepiest thing was all the old Chinese dudes laying in the twin beds in the kid section. Come on fellas, at least pick a bed your size and sans the Spider-Man sheets.

Let’s take a minute to think about how big Ikea is + the population of Beijing = it took me 3 hours to find and buy a coffee table and eventually get out of Ikea this afternoon. The creepiest thing was all the old Chinese dudes laying in the twin beds in the kid section. Come on fellas, at least pick a bed your size and sans the Spider-Man sheets.

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).