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
This month has created so many memories for my family and I. We have seen the weather go from cold to freezing cold, competed in school competitions, and have finally moved into our new apartment. Beginning of NovemberEnd of November We moved into our new apartment the last week of November and have gotten used … Continue reading Beijing Expat: November 2019
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
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
This past weekend, my family and I took part in an amazing culinary experience at a local restaurant chain. It is known as Hot Pot and is a Chinese favorite because of the different flavors and delicious foods you can have in one sit-in! We had been waiting a few months to try it for … Continue reading Chinese Hot Pot Adventure
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!