There's a recent thread on Helping Strangers at Airports which got me thinking about meeting interesting people at airports. I don't travel to the extent that some of you do, however I've had my fair share of conversations with very unique individuals. I'll share my more memorable moments if you will. Met a fellow from Czech Republic who's on his way back from the Republic of Congo - he's a UN worker who described his world behind the fortress walls where he and his colleagues must live to stay safe. It sounds like they take their life in their hands every day given the tribal wars and government corruption but the pay is outstanding so he signed on for a five year stint. He had about 18 more months before his tour was over and is sitting on a tidy sum back home. We spent over three hours chatting mostly about his experiences. It was fascinating.