The time stops as soon as my bare foot touches the warm sand. Small miniscule sands, pearly white and soft as cotton caressing my tired feet. The wind is a mixed of cool air and dry, touches my bare face as I open my arms, welcoming the long-waited solitude. The majestic coconut trees lend its shade to my whole being. I am surrounded by the vast ocean, a mix of turquoise and blue, mesmerising and caressing my tired mind.
I’m in Palau Island.
For a moment, I am lost for words, to describe this escapade that I have crafted perfectly in my mind. I rehearsed many times that I would shout from the top of my lungs, scream and just immersed myself by being there. The long journey and transit didn’t seem to hinder me from reaching this destination. I deserve this. After enduring long hours of work and being an obedient citizen, this is my escapade. I am in Palau Island, no one can take it away from me.
I will reinforce my mind palace to keep this memory guarded. I will come and visit again once the noises in the background subsides. This will keep me going for the extended MCO.
Thank you to https://www.lonelyplanet.com/palau for keeping me company.