tuesday was my friend's birthday and she invited me to go out to dinner with her and a bunch of other students. i had the absolute pleasure of sitting next to an elderly woman who came to costa rica from norway to study spanish. we spent the majority of the night sharing stories about learning the spanish language, living in foreign countries, and traveling experiences. she had many more stories to share than i did (she worked for pan am! so cool!) but it was one of those conversations that just makes you go, wow.
i think that is one of the pleasures of living in another country. you meet so many different types of people from all over the world. and sharing stories with each other is such a great way to get to know the world just a little bit more. here's to the conversations that leave you with that itch to travel to just a few more places and meet a few new people.