The Dunham’s at Disney

I know Disney World in Orland, Florida doesn’t exactly count as “C & C Overseas”, but I still wanted to share about our most recent travels! We spent 6 incredible days in Florida with Cole’s family over the July 4th holiday. Here a little recap of the trip. Day 1 – Cocoa Beach After arriving…

6 Surprises about Life in Thailand

I did tons of research before moving to Thailand so  Cole and I came prepared for all the big stuff: the fabulously low cost of the living, the “mai pen rai” attitude, the students being extra naughty during English class, the extreme heat, the delicious food, etc. Yet Thailand still managed to catch me off…

One month ’til home!

Today marks exactly one month from the end of our time in Thailand! We will be back in the land of the free and home of the brave, where bald eagles fly majestically overhead, on March 20th, 2017. Leaving Thailand behind and moving back to America is exciting, sad, comfortable, scary, heartbreaking, and happy all…

Married Life in Thailand

I’ve heard people say that getting married young means you’ll settle down and miss out on your chance to travel and explore the world. But when I said “yes” to Cole at the beginning of our senior year of college, I knew I was signing up for a lifetime of adventures together. Three days after…

5 Surreal Destinations to Visit in Thailand

I love the feeling of standing in a place that seems like it shouldn’t exist. It’s either too old, or too beautiful, or too strange…sometimes a mix of all three. Thailand is full of magical destinations. Here are 5 of the most surreal places we’ve visited while living and teaching in Thailand. Phraya Nakhon Cave Temple,…

DIY Travel Medical Kit

Having a travel medical kit full of basic supplies and necessities gave me so much peace of mind when moving abroad. We bring it on all our trips and it has come in handy many times. The one time we decided to leave it at home we wrecked our motorbike and ended up in the…

Our Misadventure in Laos

Go to Laos, they said. It will be fun, they said. On Friday, January 6th we took a 3-hour bus ride from our city to Paksé, Laos. On Saturday morning we set out to motorbike through a region known as the Bolaven Plateau. It’s a popular tourist attraction in Souther Laos and frequently taken on…

Our Top 10 Highs & Lows of Daily Life in Thailand

Top 10 Annoyances of Daily Life in Thailand 1. Bathrooms Thailand is a BYOT country. Bring Your Own Toilet Paper. Public restrooms, including the restrooms at our school, almost never have it. Additionally, you have to throw your toilet paper away instead of flush it. And soap is totally out of the question in most…

Photo Journal: Angkor Wat

We started off our two-week break from school by heading to Cambodia! The main attraction was the world-famous Angkor Wat Archeological Park, which we spent three full days exploring. In and Around Siem Reap Day 1 Angkor Wat – The temple the entire complex is named for Bayon – The temple of many faces Baphuon…

Update #3: Two Months in Thailand

This post is written for my 4th grade students from last year in Kansas so please excuse the simple language and the references to Mr. and Mrs. Dunham 🙂 Sawatdee from Thailand! Mr. Dunham and I have been living in Thailand for 2 months! We work at a school called Youth Exchange School 2. The school has…

Photo Journal: Bangkok

Our first days in Thailand were spent in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok. With 8.3 million people calling this city home, it is the largest in Thailand by far. When we weren’t in out hotel room sleeping off the jet-lag, we saw some of the most famous sites and mostly wandered around wide-eyed trying to…

Update #2: Saying YES 2 School!

During our month-long TESOL Course the Placement Team at XploreAsia told us  Youth Exchange School 2 in the southeastern corner of Thailand wanted to hire us as English teachers! We felt blessed to be placed together at a private school with small class sizes, several other foreign teachers, and resources to use for teaching.   After graduating…