Good Samaritan – Be one!

Raise you vibrations to attract the good, and only the best will be filtered your way.

When travelling, one has to be vigilant at all times. You got to keep your bags in check, your documents and the currency you are carrying. Not to forget, the constant improvisation on the ever effervescent contingency plan.

Before I set off for my first Solo Trip, I was a nervous wreck, I was freaking out. For the first time in my life I experienced ‘Cold Feet’. I now understand what the Brides, Grooms, Parents-to-be or anyone else feel when they have a panic attack. I couldn’t relax, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t eat, I had constant headaches days before my travel.

That’s when my friend KK came to my rescue, he said “Nam, don’t worry! You will be fine, you have traveled before and its gonna be a walk in the park for you. Just relax, breathe and GO!” Honestly I dint believe a word of what he said, for I was thinking of almost cancelling my ticket! Yes! I panicked probably because I was travelling to a non-English speaking country for the first time ever. KK said “Just be positive, and only the good ones will come your way. Be good and you will attract only good people. But stay vigilant and be street smart”.

I finally relaxed and took it one step at a time, I remembered to count my blessings and keep looking for the good. And many Good Samaritans came my way! From my first pit stop at a transit in KL, I had encounters with amazing good hearts. Yes good people have good souls, you can sense it, it feels good – very good to be around them. I met a person from Switzerland who was in KL to see the Petronas – we soon became friends as she was also a solo traveler, we shopped and had lunch together. We had a fantastic time.

When I reached my destination I had several encounters with Good Samaritans. This travel taught me many things, one of them was that there are angels all around. Look for good and you will find it. Help comes in various unexpected ways.

One morning after breakfast i saw that a couple left the restaurant but they dropped their Subway card on their way out. I knew this was a lifeline, I handed it to them and they were grateful for the gesture and asked me what my plans were for the day and instantly tore off a bunch of sheets from their immaculately filed travel file and gave it to me. To this day I don’t know how I would have managed that day ‘without’ that info. It was so detailed and it was ‘absolutely necessary’ and the universe just filled the jigsaw puzzle for me. I was overwhelmed.

Help comes in various forms, every single day we need to remind ourselves that, ‘The Best is YET to come’.

Golden Mantra: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you!


7 Colored Earth @Chamarel

The earth is seven colored at Chamarel, a total mystery with centuries of secrets. I was flabbergasted when I saw it for real. This is a unique, one of a kind geological formation found at Chamarel – south-west of Mauritius. It is a major tourist destination, attracting almost everyone who sets foot on this mysterious, magical, surrealistic island.

You might wonder if this is a paining, a hoax, and believe me when you take a handful of this earth you can’t really tell if you are dreaming or if it is for real. Because the earth has grains of sand colored red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow! They are formed over centuries from the decomposition of volcanic rock & the various degrees of colors are due to the molten volcanic sediments cooling at varying external temperatures.

The different colored grains spontaneously settle in different layers! When the dunes are formed it acquires an artistic, striped coloring in a layered spectrum. Yet another surprising aspect of Chamarel, these mysterious dunes never erode despite the torrential tropical rains.

The route to Chamarel is beautiful with waterfalls and lush green forests. There is a view of the famous Black River Gorges National park too and you can see the mountains in layers up until the horizon.

IMG_8858A picturesque waterfall on your way to Chamarel.

Small curio shops in the area sell souvenirs of this 7 colored earth. The place is serene and makes one wonder how it really was when the volcano first erupted at that place, and to be witnessing this beautiful phenomenon after centuries only makes one love nature more and more.