Qeshm

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.

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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.

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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.