serendipity

Serendipity


We all love when serendipity happens.

Despite knowing more about people’s locations than ever before, it doesn’t happen near as often as it should. Here is a personal example of serendipity that could have been…

You see, Amanda and I met down in the Dominica Republic about 4 years ago while I was visiting Kayla in the Dominican Republic (who works for Esperanza). We both share a strong passion for microfinance. But I haven’t seen Amanda since, though we have traded the occasional Facebook comment or message over the past 4 years. While I was in Seattle this past June, I had coffee with Amanda to get her feedback on the travel concepts I was working on building (since she’s an avid traveler). We of course got to discussing our respective travels over the course of the past few years.

And you know what?

We were both in Bangkok for New Years this past year. And both on Khao San Road for the actual celebration.

Likely we walked within a few hundred yards of each other at some point during the night.

We had no clue.

If we had ahead of time, we certainly would have met up for a drink or two. A friendly face is always a welcome sight on the travel trail.

Do you have an example of serendipity that could have been?

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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