I used to have a pen pal in grade school. I can’t remember what grade exactly, but I think my letters were going to someone in the U.K. (I live the U.S.). We corresponded for a few months, and eventually we lost contact. A few of my classmates retained their pen pal for a longer time, but I still had fun even though my experience was short-lived. I might even have one of the letters lying around my house.
I think it would be great to have someone I could write to every once in a while. Someone who I can write to about my daily, weekly, or monthly happenings in my life. Sounds kinda fun to have that sort of connection with someone who is from a different country… even if it is just by email. And email is probably the best way to go. It’s easy, saves money, and will most likely keep correspondence going longer than via snail mail. But hey, I’d give the good ‘ol snail mail pen pal method another chance if I had the opportunity!