Monday, September 13, 2010

An encounter

Went for a walk on Saturday in Kalemegdan Park. I stopped to take a few photos from this vantage point overlooking New Belgrade in the distance and the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers when this young woman approached me and asked me to take her photo. I obliged, we got into a conversation, whereupon she complimented me on my English (smile) and was amused by the irony of running across the only person nearby who was a native speaker. Her name is Lixiu, and she's from China. Lixiu (LEE-hyoo) is here on a business trip, and loves to walk. She walked all the way over from New Belgrade from near the tower you can see in the distance. We walked on, and since she was so keen on seeing more of Belgrade, I promised to take her tomorrow to see the...Chinese Market! Stay tuned!

10 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love when things like that happen. Very kind of you Bibi.

Gaelyn said...

What a wonderful encounter for both of you. Have fun.

Randy said...

Great encounter! That was a long walk she went on.

Olivier said...

voila une belle et sympathique rencontre, elle doit etre contente de t'avoir rencontrer tu vas pouvoir lui faire decouvrir belgrade

Lily Hydrangea said...

such a lovely portrait of a friendly stranger. this reminds me of when I was younger and would make friends for a day when traveling. thanks for reminding me of sweet memories.

Thérèse said...

Quelle chance elle a Lixiu! J'aurais bien aimé être à sa place :-)

Daryl said...

How fabulous! I love things like this ..

Chuck Pefley said...

One never knows what the next moment might bring ... just like the word verification word for this comment being my granddaughter's name ... Carly ... Have fun.

Virginia said...

Don't you just love the nice friends you meet w hile out with your camera!!

Paula said...

An instant friend, made in China!