In an ill-fated tree-planting experience in Northern BC, Canada, I met a nice young couple, who were joining my planting team. They spoke French, as I did, and found out they were from Montreal, like me. I chatted with them some more, and found out they were in the same neighbourhood as me. Chatting with them even more, and it turned out that they lived across the street from me! We had to go over 4,000km to meet!