The Most Amazing Coincidence Ever?!

The day after the Machu Picchu I was grinning like the cat that got the cream. We had nothing planned, so we wandered around Cusco. We saw a big statue and climbed up it (legally, via. stairs), we had a very cheap and delicious lunch at a market (around 58p for a massive plate of rice, beef, onion, tomato and pepper – yum!). We then looked around a craft market.

Then an amazing thing happened.

We were in the craft market looking at crafts, and a lady came up and started to speak to us in heavily accented, broken English. I was confused at first, and a bit wary – I have learnt about Stranger Danger. However I made out the word “Uffizi”, and then she said “you were in Firenze in the Spring”. My jaw hit the floor. Basically she had remembered seeing us in the queue for the Uffizi museum in Florence (Italy), last April!! It turned out she was from Israel, and had been on holiday there too, and now we happened to be in Peru at the very same time 6 months later!  What are the chances of that?!  Unless she’s in the secret police, or my stalker or similar, but then she was doing a pretty rubbish job of being a secret policewoman, what with introducing herself and that, and I don’t think most stalkers are that committed as to follow someone to Peru. No, I trusted her. It was The Most Amazing Coincidence Ever!! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Most Amazing Coincidence Ever?!

  1. Two other Amazing Coincidences:
    1. My son who lives in San Francisco, was hiking alone in New Zealand a few years ago. At the top of a moderate peak he found a couple about his age. Exchanging info, turned out she had graduated from the same California high school as he, in the same class as his older brother.
    2. I was trekking in the Annapurnas last November. One couple shared the lounge where we stopped for our morning tea break. They live on my street in California five blocks down.

    No matter where you go, there you are.

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