Tuesday, 1 May 2012


fernweh: (german) wanderlust, a longing for distant places

Even though I'm far from home, I'm still obsessed with the possibility of travel, of seeing different spaces, architecture, hearing a foreign language spoken in the street, trying strange and delicious new foods, struggling to decipher the mysterious nuances of public transit, meeting strangers who call the place home. Maybe it is just the prospect of trying to find a grown-up, post-graduation job with the accompanying, inevitably limited, vacation days that is making me anxious, but these quotes are inspiring me nonetheless.

Traveling out grows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself.
- Nicolas Bouvier (seen here)        

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
-Freya Stark (seen here)

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes opened.
- Jawaharal Nehru (seen here)
 (I'm a little obsessed with Nehru after one of my classes this semester)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..
- Mark Twain (seen here)

And if you ever needed proof that travel is about the journey, not just the destination, you should watch this TedTalk about one man who took public buses from Washington, DC to Antarctica.

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