Last October, we arrived in Thailand as strangers and created steadfast friendships as like-minded recent university graduates looking for an adventure. Although a few of our close friends left after the first semester, a remaining five of us from our original cohort stuck around to build a nice little life for ourselves in Isaan. Not only will our routine be altered with the departure of two of our own, but their leaving has reminded me that the rest of ours is not too far off, either.
Over a frozen gin-lychee concoction, we pondered where life might take us next. Many of us who share the love of living abroad have potential plans to return to a foreign country. Thailand has merely been our first step in the post-grad "real world" and in an effort to live a life that we love.