fernweh (fern-weh, noun, orig. German) : a crave for travel; being homesick for a place you’ve never been


I noticed  the meaning of fernweh a couple years ago. At the time I didn’t understand how someone can be homesick of place that he’s never been before, but now somehow I can relate to it…

I first know Nepal from my geography teacher back at elementary school. He showed us flags of all the countries in the world, and I saw the only strange shaped flag in that pictures. That is my only memory of Nepal; I don’t know where it is and too ignorant to find out more about it.

Now, Nepal become one of my goal in traveling. It’s a weird feeling, if someone ask me “Why Nepal?”, honestly I’m not too sure too. But to satisfy their curiosity, usually I always answered that I want to see what Bhaktapur looks like, or to climb to the Everest Base Camp. I know I will do them both when I really go there, but it’s not a valid reason of why I want to go to Nepal. It’s just that I want to… almost like a homesick.

Do you have a place that makes you feel like that? 🙂


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