Pearl-Pedy: A Heavenly Escape

Maliha Sameer Grade 8 Diamond

I went to Pearl Pedy with my family a few months ago. It was my first time going there. The first visit either bores you or excites you. All I had heard about this place was that it was rich in culture and biodiversity. I realized that humans are not the only owners of the earth; there are a lot of things around us. There was a lot more to discover, to explore, and to put in the bag as a return. As the countryside welcomed me, I was greeted by the mesmerizing melodies of birds. I could smell the natural haze of the streets and the smell of street food that wafted through the air. The landscapes were like verses from a bard, revealing the charm of the place. Traveling back from Europe was full of memories and weariness. The flight experience was both exciting and interesting for the reason that some delicious food was served besides a diversified flight crew moving and serving the passengers. An occasional radio message, a paused audio message, and above all, the noise of the aircraft engines, all in a queue as an unavoidable companion. At your arrival, I took a taxi that dropped me at my destination. I had come here for a week, and my plans were all fixed for a week—no less, no more. A week to live for me—a week with so much preparation and planning. I realized how significant it is to travel to know the people living in other parts of the globe and, above all, their nation. It was a week that connected me with my own self to know that life is all the same—same hustle and bustle, same agonies, same merriment, same birth and death—but with a twist of language that only separates us from the rest of the world. In my apartment, I could see the whole of Pearl Pedy. I lived with people who were very kind, helpful, and caring. They told me about their culture and how they have made this place so beautiful. The land was full of fresh and beautiful flowers, which increased its beauty. The scenery was amazing. This place is worth going to and a must-see. I could see all the wonders of the world in this place. This place is a paradise. I would recommend that all of you visit this place. This has breathtaking nature, crystal-clear water, and mesmerizing sounds. This place is famous for its beauty. I had a wonderful experience and would like to visit again. I recollected Robert Louis Stevenson from his poem “Travel”: I have trod the upward and the downward slope; I have endured and done in days before; I have longed for all, and bid farewell to hope; And I have lived and loved, and closed the door.