We had never had a conversation before today, beyond 'where does this go?' 'it goes over there' exchanges. Today I ran into him in the food court, and we both exchanged names and basic introduction information. I discovered that he is from Nepal, and when he in turn discovered that I knew where Nepal was, he was elated. Apparently students here are not educated enough on geography to know where Nepal is. I had never met someone from Nepal before, but I'm always intrigued when I meet people from different parts of the world. After our conversation was over, I started to think of all the different countries that I know people from. This is my list so far.
Knowing people from all of these countries is fascinating to me. The only downfall is that no matter where I am, I am always going to be halfway across the world from someone. But then again, I can go to any continent in the world and have my own personal tour guide.