Hey! Welcome to my little slice of the internet. My name is Candace and I’m a 22-year-old expat living abroad since 2016, hopelessly in love with London, travel, and combining my life with the two. But let me start from the beginning.
It was 2015 and when college time came around and I couldn’t see myself staying in the U.S. I had always loved British culture, movies, tv shows (and accents) but never pictured myself actually living there.
Anyways after a few months of constant frustration (mixed with a dash of existential crisis), I went on a deep dive internet search, curiously exploring after I caught my eye on a Now This video of tuition-free Germany education, which led me to look at studying and living in Europe. But, I caught my eyes in London and haven’t looked back since.
I did my bachelor’s in the U.K from 2016-2019 for a whirlwind of learning and adventure, slowly realizing travel could in fact coexist alongside my goals, career, education or even a business! This is also why I started the podcast, Abroad & Co..
But, as my time in London came to a close I was still keen to see what existed beyond the U.K. Not wanting to stay in London without having lived anywhere else, I decided to take a total detour and move to China for a year to teach English and learn Chinese.
However, as you can probably guess, those plans went a bit south. I left Shanghai for Thailand in February, while this whole pandemic thing “died down”. But of course, we all know how that went. Thus, I randomly found myself stuck in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 6 months.
Freshly back in London, I’m dire to explore the city with new eyes alongside my newfound journey of getting my M.B.A. Whether that’s roaming hidden neighborhoods, exploring the English countryside or sneaking off for a European getaway, and of course, sharing it with you!
P.S I’m always happy to answer any questions you have so feel free to ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me most active on Instagram.
All the love,