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What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?

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I was thinking of this story the other day and asked myself why I had never shared it on Fodor's.

While in Venice a few years ago,my husband and I sat down to dinner at a lovely restaurant,
Fiaschetteria Toscana to be exact, and the couple next to us immediately struck up a conversation. You know them- the people who think they have just discovered the only Americans in Venice that night.

Well as the conversation progressed, it was soon learned that they were from NY, living outside the city but they maintain a small apartment in Manhattan. So I say to them, "I lived in NY for 5 years back in the late 70's / early 80's- where in NY do you live? Upper west side says she. "Me too" says me, "I lived on 225 Central Park West." NO! says she. The Alden? That's where we live! What are the chances? But wait, I say ,"I lived in apartment 315" and that is when she fell off her chair. They live in the same apartment that I enjoyed so many years ago while an art student in NY.

So what chance encounters have you had?

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