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.
Essay on A Journey in the Making: My Life
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On the first day of January, 1994, I came into this world. I was born in the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico or T or C for short. The town’s name came from the history of the town. The town was originally known as Hot Springs due to the hot springs the town was built on. In 1950, Ralph Edwards, The host of the quiz show Truth or Consequences announced that he would host his show in the first town that changed their name to the radio shows name. Thus T or C was born, and forty-four years later so was I. After three short years, it was time for the first of many moves to come. The first stop on my journey was Beeville, Texas. I ended up in this small town because of my parents. They brought us here because my parents owned…show more content…
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