Qeshm is an island in the south of Iran, where I spent the last days of my stay before leaving to Dubai. This time was in hindsight very interesting and that's why I wanted to write about it a bit more.

I took a long bus ride from the mainland to the Island, and when I arrived I was utterly exhausted. It was about 5:00 am; I didn't have any plan of what to do, so I started to walk around. I went to the beach and saw a lot of strange animals, called Mudskippers. These are a species of fish that can live outside of the water. When I finished watching the scenery, I kept on walking to look for a hotel; unfortunately, I couldn't find any. I did find the taxi stand, and I took a taxi to the main city. Here I asked the driver to find me a hotel and he did.


When I arrived in the hotel, I locked myself up the whole day. I have had to deal with some pretty heavy anxiety, and here on the island it was worse. I was alone in a place where I didn't know anybody, where I didn't speak the language and had no idea how to proceed. I stayed inside the whole day but I forced myself to get out in the evening to eat some food. One hour later I met a couple from Tehran, who offered me a ride in their car and found a restaurant for me. The next day, when I checked out of the hotel, I met a random guy, sitting in his car on the side of the street. He drove me to the destination I had in mind, and, subsequently, we made a deal and he spend the whole day with me, showing me all the major destinations on the island, arranging a cheaper hotel, helping me to buy a flight ticket to Dubai and the next day driving me to the airport.


For me this shows that life never abandons you. Sometimes it may feel like you are alone, sometimes you may feel depressed and anxious; however, there are always ways to get out of this. I truly believe there are bigger things in life, things we cannot comprehend with our little minds. You can call it God or energy or whatever, I have had multiple experiences like this and you cannot tell me that all are coincidences. Coincidence in this universe doesn't exist, everything happens for a reason. The more shit you can handle, the more life will throw at you. And when you find a way to deal with it, you will emerge from it a stronger and improved person.