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!
In our first month in China, we already managed to see one of the most famous sites in Beijing called the Temple of Heaven. Honestly, it wasn't at the top of my list like the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. I had seen pictures online and thought, 'oh cool, but I want to go … Continue reading The Temple of Heaven
Countdown: 60 days The past 20 days have been filled to the brim with end-of-the-year activities at school, final exams, and preparing for China. It feels so weird knowing that this was my last year (of four) to be giving final exams to my freshman. I even found out the academy in Beijing doesn't do … Continue reading Countdown Until the Journey Begins 2