I’m traveling with my neighbor, Connie, who’s going to Southeast Asia for her job, as she does every January. Connie works for an NGO (non-governmental organization) And is the Senior Program Officer for Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
Connie’s good friend Susan is also traveling with us. Although I’ve known Susan for 40 years, she’s a good friend of friends of mine and has been on the periphery of my acquaintances.
Now the 3 of us are joined at the hip for the next 6 weeks.
We all met through the Experiment in International Living, which has now morphed into World Learning. Yet 40 years later we are still experimenting with international living–and traveling.