It really is a small world!

So I’m walking through Chatuchak market, one of the worlds largest markets at 35 acres and with 5000 stalls and an estimated 200,000 visitors per day. I stop at a coffee stall and my wife orders a coffee. A western couple sitting there tell us that the coffee is really good. Upon hearing their accent I ask if they are Kiwis (New Zealanders). The lady says yes and asks where I was from. I say most recently Auckland but grew up in Wellington. She said

An evening view of Karehana Bay, from Paremata...

An evening view of Karehana Bay, from Paremata, Porirua City, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

so did she. I said Plimmerton. She said “so did I”. I said I lived in Karehana Bay, Plimmerton. She said “so did I”! She said “I grew up in Gordon Rd”. I said “No way! I lived at number 64′! She said “I lived at Number 11”! Unbelievable!


I have since found out that the couple was the NZ Ambassador to Thailand and his wife!