Maria believes she's found the perfect guy until she finds him with another woman. While her traditional family is not surprised, she blames her own shortcomings for his actions. Faced with the reality that her efforts to mend their relationship are ineffective, she accepts an opportunity to teach English in Bangkok.
Maria tries to adapt to the language, food, and a career that's almost foreign to her despite never boarding an airplane prior to this trip. Juggling classroom management, student loans, and an ex whose feelings seem murkier by the day, Maria tries to find a balance between the washed-out woman she'd become and the carefree one she used to be with the help of her understanding and kitchen-savvy co-worker, Prae, free-spirited Emma, fellow heart-breakee Tom, and her blunt, nosy neighbour, Mitch.
The longer she stays, the more she realizes that she's not the only one facing their own demons. She knows she should stay away to protect her heart, but the allure is quite strong.
[This story is rated PG-13 for language, alcohol and some drug references, mature themes]
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Top left cover image: Temple in Aonong Beach, Southern Thailand. Copyright to author
Top right: Photo by Azlan Baharudin
Bottom left: Lumphini Park, Bangkok. Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash
Bottom right: Coconut Curry, Bangkok. Copyright to author
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