On the road sometimes you find you continually cross paths with the same people.
As such you find that a lot of the other foreign tourists you see look familiar. Maybe you've just passed them on the street before. Maybe you saw them in a different town. Maybe you were on a bus together but never actually spoke. Maybe you sat near each other at a restaurant sometime.
It usually doesn't matter whether you have previously spoken or not. When you see someone in a different place to the first time you saw them, you suddenly share a strange bond only other travellers will understand.
"Hey, didn't I see you in... Xyz"?
We had one of those moments this morning.
Walking down the street we saw a couple carrying their packs who had clearly just arrived to udaipur as well. We said hi and thought about telling them about our guesthouse until I realised I couldn't remember it's name.. So we walked passed each other with only a hi.
Then wouldn't you know it, an hour later we went back to the guesthouse and found out they were our new next door neighbours!
Then the girl comes running out of their room with her phone and tells us she saw us in Darjeeling and took our photo there!
And sure enough.
There is a photo of us, taken by a complete stranger 2 months ago on the otherside of the country.
And now she is our neighbour.
It's such a small world when you are travelling!!