This month was our first Christmas away from home! We kept up a few of our Christmas traditions and created new ones with new friends! This post is about our December in Beijing, China! I never posted pictures of my food until I got to China! This month was another great one, filled with old … Continue reading Beijing Expat: December 2019
Part one of A Thailand Adventure explained how we got to Thailand and our first few days in Phuket. This is part two and finishes off the last few days of our Christmas vacation! Breakfast with a view Day Three We made this day our relaxing day that started at the beach! We changed into … Continue reading Christmas 2019: A Thailand Adventure Part Two
This year is my family's first Christmas away from the United States. We decided to join a few other teachers from my school on a trip to the island of Phuket in Thailand for a 5 day vacation. This sunny, island paradise was a welcomed adventure and our first opportunity to get out of China … Continue reading Christmas 2019: A Thailand Adventure Part One
My family and I have been officially living in Beijing, China for 4 1/2 months. We have learned so much being here and are still learning more everyday. I have already written a post about some of the culture shock we had been experiencing a few months ago. However, since then I have seen even … Continue reading Chinese Culture Shock #2
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
This year was our first Halloween outside of the United States and it was quite an experience! I had a lot of friends and family asking if anyone in China actually celebrates Halloween and I thought I would let you know what I saw whilst living and working in Beijing! Nothing to see here...just a … Continue reading A Beijing Halloween
We were told on the way to the wall, "Bù qù chángchéng fēi hǎohàn" which means, "he who has not been to the Great Wall is not a true man". Well guess what folks?? I can safely say that we are now true men!! The wall at Chenjiabao A few weeks ago, you saw us … Continue reading Great Wall Camping Adventure!