Any fears or worries I may have had vanished the second we started talking in the airport. We were all sitting in a circle in the airport talking like we've known each other for years, laughing like we were already great friends. And that was just in the airport. Once we actually reached Thailand it was clear that we had great chemistry, not just as a group, but even one on one. One perfect example of this was when we were at the Grand Palace.
We all started off together and then slowly started splitting up into groups and walking around. We were admiring the beautiful architecture, the statues that guarded the palace, the paintings alongside the walls, and everything else the Palace had to offer. Eventually we started to get tired and one by one we all met in the same place in the Grand Palace. Keep in mind that none of us called each other on where to meet, none of us planned a location to meet beforehand; we all just magnetically found each other.
We have only been in Thailand for a week, and in a lot of cases, we only have known each other for a week, but I can confidently speak for everyone when I say that we plan on staying friends for a long, long time.
Thailand, I love you, your people, your cities, your everything, and I love that you allowed us all to make lasting friendships.