Until yesterday I had never met a person called “Gottfried” in my whole life. Given the name, I probably would have expected to meet some 70+ year old in rural area of Germany. I’m not sure what the “English equivalent” would be maybe something like Benvolio, which is probably equally rare.

So I was pleasantly surprised to meet a computer science student from Nigeria called Gottfried.

The occasion for this meeting was created by a fondue organized by a local couchsurfing member in Vevey.