Went to a restaurant that only served spicy food. The menu had pictures of chillies next to items based on the level of spiciness. Which wasn’t very useful because there was no baseline for comparison. So I figure that a 3 chili dish will be edible, and it was, along with copious amounts of rice, beer, and a giant glass of water. All in all, most dishes were pretty tasty. On the other hand, others scalded my entire mouth and left me wondering how people could rationally eat it, smile, and declare it “delicious”

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).