The world is a small place. This old adage is gaining more truth as technology grows. But, even beyond that, I would say that Peace Corps makes the world a small place. Since leaving Peace Corps, I have met volunteers that I knew in Moldova over a year later, by chance, in a small bar in Croatia. I also have had a Moldova volunteer, who came after I left, show up at my place of work and school (Hi Darcie). She even knew of me.
Then I came to Cambodia. Here I met up with my old Peace Corps director, who is now running a program here, another Peace Corps volunteer from my group in Moldova who was visiting, and another person I knew from Moldova when I was a volunteer (she is now in Kosovo). Saturday night I went out to dinner with these people and some of the new Peace Corps staff and PC staff families (all returned volunteers). We had Russian food, which was appropriate considering the large Moldova representation at the table.
Over the course of the meal, I was speaking with several other people at the table about their Peace Corps experiences. It turns out that one of the guys served in Thailand with my friend Kelley from school. See? Small world!