Pinaytraveller Planning and Daydreams

Feeling Fernweh so Take Me Away!

I just realized I haven’t posted in a month! I am the worst blogger in the world! To you who are somewhow still following this blog,   I’m so sorry for my silence.  Believe me when I say I have so much to tell you.  I’ve been to so many wonderful places over the past few months and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! But (there’s always a ‘but’) I have a paper to finish for grad school and it’s driving me insane! I’d really rather be writing for myself (for you!) and travelling. To sum up what I’ve been feeling lately, here it is:

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Please. Somebody. Take me away! 🙁

I am so envious of friends who are off to some new adventure.  My good friends P and M (of Slouching Somewhere) are off to Tokyo tomorrow. Can you guys please put me inside your suitcase? And there’s an old friend of mine, the award-winning film maker Marten Persiel, who is currently in Sao Paolo in Brazil, maybe to shoot another award-winning film or  to just relax.

Yesterday, I found this on Pinterest:


There is no direct translation for this German word “fernweh”. It basically means the opposite of homesickness, a feeling that you have to leave your familiar surroundings and discover new places; the need for distance or the wish to experience something far away from home. The urge to escape from your everyday life by traveling. VIA.


When I asked whether the word really exists (or if some hopeless romantic, gallivanting freak had just invented it), Marten, who is German,  says indeed it does!

“It’s a condition that has been ruling my big decisions for 17 years now,” he says.

And look where it has gotten him! Take a look here.

So I’m feeling some fernweh now.  I swear as soon as I finish this paper, I will just take off.  It doesn’t matter where.

Do you feel fernweh, too?

Talk soon!


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