The truth of the matter is that my cohorts and I are now back in the States, but we are now so much richer from our experiences. We grew very close as a group, with a large part of that being due to the fact that we were in each other's company for long hours each day. We laughed, shared stories of past experiences, and bonded over issues that I would never have thought of bonding over. In short, we became a family.
In my first post, I mentioned of my belief that travel does wonders in expanding the mind of an individual. Well, I think this idea works even better when you have an entire group that can bond over what they have learned in sharing new experiences. Although we were in Germany for a short time, my cohort and I are still keeping in contact with each other, and I could not be more happy with this development if I tried. We now have the time to relax, and go over the details that some of us might have missed or glossed over while we were trying to absorb everything around us.