I once ran into a girl I went to high school with on the busiest street in Barcelona, and at a huge concert at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in South Africa I ran into a girl from a college French class (I didn’t even know she was studying in South Africa). My dad even ran into my friend Brad in Heathrow airport once.
In “2 Days in Paris” Adam Goldberg’s character has just finished reading a book called Collective Dynamics of Small World Networks (think 6 degrees of separation) and is convinced he should run into someone he knows from home while on his travels. Meanwhile, his [French] girlfriend [Julie Delpy] runs into a handful of ex-boyfriends, which all makes for an entertaining tale of romance, relationships and travel.
Have you ever had a small world moment while traveling?
P.S. If you have a good break-up-while-traveling story, post it on the Budget Travel blog for a chance to win the DVD.