This month has been full of ups and downs as schools opened and then closed shortly after. Our family, as well as others have fought to remain positive as we entered our first summer in Beijing, China. Beijing Kaiwen Academy The month of June was off to an extremely good start because all of the … Continue reading Beijing Expat: June 2020
If you read our last apartment blog from November, you know that we were forced to sign an 8-month lease in an emergency to get housing. Now, that 8 months is almost up and we may have to move for a third time in less than one year. I say may because even though our … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
With most schools closing for the year due to the pandemic, Beijing Kaiwen Academy in Haidian is back! After so many months of uncertainty, the Beijing Education Commission has allowed grades 6-12 to return back to schools (with other grades soon to follow). I know that every parent, teacher, and student has a vested interest … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy- Back to School After the Epidemic!
At the end of last month, we got the awful news that our apartment building had been purchased by the Chinese government and would be torn down to rubble. We had 30 days to find a new place to live, pack up, and move. I will share with you the difficult journey it was to … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 2.0
October has been another exciting month for the Willesen family! I could best describe it as a month of both 'old and new'. As in, we have been here long enough to where we are really missing a few of the things we had in the USA, but also short enough to where we are … Continue reading Beijing Expat: October 2019