There is nothing better than the emotions and feelings one can receive from setting out on an adventure. Journeys help us to forget about our everyday issues. That is why I want to tell you about the best journey of my life.
It started at home as I began to pack items for a journey. I was excited because my parents and I were going to Thailand: the most interesting place to me. I could not imagine what it would be like.
The first experience we had when we got out of the plane to enter Thailand was the tropical, wet, hot air that permeated the environment. We arrived at our hotel on the south of Phuket Island. Beauty seemed to be all around us. From the one side of the road there was a lush greenery of tropical forest, from the other there were turquoise waves of the Andaman Sea.
We decided to spend our first days on a cozy seacoast and take a rest from a tiresome trip. The weather was wonderful. The sun was shining and the water was so warm, placid and limpid that we could see our shadows in it. I had the impression nothing else existed in this world besides us, nor the cares of everyday life nor urban fuss. We were enjoying every minute of our rest, slowly sipping a coconut milk through a tube straight out of a coconut. The days were changing from one another with new, bright, unforgettable emotions and impressions.
We wanted to pass one day away on motorbikes, studying the island. Our trip took a whole day and we managed to bike the half of the island riding along the coast. The views we saw on our journey showed us another side of local life. People were in a hurry going to work or other attending other business. The traffic in Thailand is extremely busy and noisy. A lot of people ride motorbikes, which is a distinguishing feature of Thailand.
All the way long, we made breaks to taste the delicacies of the local cuisine in snack bars. I enjoyed Thai food immensely with its extraordinary combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. Sometimes the dishes were so spicy, that tears streamed from my eyes.
We also decided to diversify a bit, and go to less touristic parts of the island. Our island was covered by steep hills. The picturesque view of the tropical jungles and endless spaces of the sea with many adjoining islands, the beauty and splendor of local nature was opened to us. I was overfilled with the sense of infinite freedom and peace of mind. There was the impression that nothing is necessary in life except this place and moment.
It was a truly sad realization when we knew we had to travel back home. The whirlwind of emotions and feelings swept over my mind: this is completely another world, with its climate, people, food, traditions, and customs that charm and dip you in the extraordinary atmosphere of calmness and composure. I remember it now with freshness and understand that it was the best journey of my life.
Life is a journey and mine went this way
18th September 1994, I was born. My parents did the best they could to raise me They taught me that if you want to be respected you’ve got to earn it. In 2001 I went to a government school. I did so well that they decided to take a step further and register me at a boarding school in 2009. That was the turning point in my life. Living in a hostel was a hard nut to crack. I was high and dry in the middle of nowhere with no mom or dad to talk to. Peer pressure from the other boys was too much. I played fast and loose. Alcohol and drugs became my first priority, second were girls, then came my education. I got carried away and as a result I failed at the end of the year.
I paid the price for my actions. I had to put an end to what I was doing, so I decided to go back home, to the so called ‘government school’. I turned the tables around the following year. I wore my failure as a badge of courage. At the end of the year I was promoted to the next grade with flying colours.
Pride goes before a fall. Life is what you make of it. Experience teaches fools. All I’m saying is failing does not mean the end of the world.
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