I was away from news over the weekend, so I didn’t see the news when Mubarak resigned as Egyptian president.  Up till that time, I had watched lots of the news on Al Jezeera TV.  It was interesting to see the news they reported and I think that did a much better job than any US station.

Today, I was returning to Donetsk, via Kharkov on the train.  I met a colleague for lunch  since I had a 2 hour layover.  After we said our goodbyes, I walked back to the train station and wanted to purchase a Cola Light (Diet).  I finally found one at a kiosk and asked how much.

The guy asked me in English where I was from and I told him from Texas.  So, I looked up and could tell he wasn’t Ukrainian, and so I asked where he was from.  He replied “Tunisia” and his friend was from Egypt.  So I quickly asked them about the news they were hearing from their countries.  Both were excited about the possibilities for their country to experience some type of democracy.

Unfortunately, it was time for me to board and I said goodbye.  Chance encounter… I doubt it…