Temple runnin’ 🤘
Here’s a travel story for ya!
An hour or so after I put my last post up about using yogic practices to help get through stressful travel situations I was flung into one and put to the absolute test 😅
12 hours into a bus ride, around 11am after a night of very little sleep my bus stopped in a town about 40 minutes away from my final destination. I hopped off the bus to go to the bathroom taking only my phone and wallet (containing about $20USD) with me. I asked the driver where the bathroom was and told him I’d be back in a minute.
Bet y’all can guess what happened next..
The bus left without me, and with it it took my laptop, my credit card, all my cash, my journal and my passport, along with all my luggage. I definitely got my self in a bit of a pickle. The funny part is I’d been seeing people leave their backpacks on the bus every time they got off the whole trip, where as I’d always taken mine with me to the dingy toilet cubicle.
I was so so fortunate to meet a very kind tuk tuk driver to let me use his phone to call my last hostel, and drove me to the bus station in Kampot. I was also so fortunate that a wonderful group of French people sitting around me noticed I wasn’t on the bus and packed my drink bottle and journal back into my bag and left it, along with my luggage at the desk at the bus station.
THIS was definitely a situation to connect back to the inner self 😅 breathe, keep a positive mindset and stay centred. There was definitely a worst case scenario here, but the reality was that there was no one there to look after me. The mental break down I was on the cusp of only would’ve made the situation worse.
I had to remind myself that I was meeting some BEAUTIFUL friends in Kampot, I was only 40 minutes away, and I have insurance.
A very, very good lesson in practicing what I preach✨
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