Paradise in the skies

Written by:

Rakimul Huq, Class XI, Section

Some call it ‘heaven on Earth’, I prefer to call it ‘God’s gift to his creatures’. Such is the beauty of the small island on the East coast of Africa. Be it the most exotic beach on the planet or the best honeymoon spot, the first name that comes to mind is Mauritius. A small nation of thirty thousand has managed to win the hearts of millions of tourists world-wide, with their remarkable hospitality and amazing facilities.

It was a sunday morning, when I was awakened by the glimmer of sunshine that peeped through the curtains, onto my face. It was just another day in this amazing region; mouth watering food, breath taking views, and some heart warming hospitality. Yet what really made my day was an unforgettable experience by the beach.

Yes. this day I am talking about will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s the day I tried para-sailing. When the instructor belted me up to the parachute and the boat he asked me,”Do you really want to to do this? Boys your age usually do not have the courage.” “Relax.” I replied, “How bad can it be?”

But deep in my heart I knew how frightened I was. My heart was not shy about letting me know the raw terror it experienced causing it to pump faster and faster as the boat took off.

When I finally reached the maximum altitude I looked down to realize I was around seventy meters above sea level. Right underneath me was the Arabian sea, in its deepest shade of blue.

At that moment, the only thought in my head was, ‘what is the meaning of going into this?’ Just then, I looked around myself, and it helped me realize that it was all worth it in the end.

The view from the top was worth dying for, literally.

After a few more memorable days, I was back to reality.

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