I have a nice story for you, I am sure you will smile as I tell you.
You know I just arrived in Portsmouth and started my internship at RMC. As I was spending my first week in office, introducing myself to everyone, a nice lady came into my room and said she has been to Hungary and had a great time there. I was happy to hear that, so we started to chat about Budapest and her experiences about the city.
She said she and one of my other colleague stayed in a B&B in the Pest side of the city, a nice, cozy place owned by two Americans, one of them is a collage professor…
Then, all of a sudden, it occured to me that I read about your B&B in the intro of your Frommer”s Budapest Guide, so I asked whether his name was Ryan. She said yes, so I immediately logged on to facebook, showed your picture to the lady, and she smiled, “oh, yes, that’s him.”
The women are called Susan and Kim; they spent some 3 nights at your place around December, 2007. They also told me you might remember them as “they were pretty good guests”:) and they also brought some presents with them from the States, a book, titled Water for Elephants and some maple syrup.
They were both excited to hear that I was one of your students at the University, and they gladly recalled their fond memories about the two of you with Ron and about staying at your B&B. We were all overjoyed by this little nice coincidence and smiled about how small the World actually is. Isn’t that great?!
After all, I told them, without you I might not even be here in this office right now since you gave me one of my recommendations, a really strong one that helped me to gain this opportunity. Thank you again for that and hope this story made your day as it definitely made ours the other day!