{travel} (and a healthy dose of random rambles) – On “Fernweh”

Fernweh beschreibt die menschliche Sehnsucht, vertraute Verhältnisse zu verlassen und sich die weite Welt zu erschließen. Das Wort „Fernweh“ steht im wörtlichen Gegensatz zu Heimweh, der Sehnsucht nach der Heimat (Wikipedia).

Fernweh refers to the human yearning of leaving one’s familiar surroundings and embarking into the wide world. The word “Fernweh” is the opposite of “homesickness”, which is the longing for one’s home.

Excuse my not-100%-accurate translation, heh. But anyway, I think that Fernweh is a beautiful word that the English language unfortunately doesn’t have. And it perfectly describes my current state of mind. Continue reading

{random} Monday Rant: Some Telegraph Article About the “Ghastly Place”

Some day last week while I was getting in my daily dose of Facebook stalking, I stumbled upon this gem *insert excessive eye-rolling and heavy sarcasm here* of an article on a friend’s wall: Who in their right mind would want to visit Dubai?, written by Alex Proud.

As the title already indicates, throughout his piece, Mr. Proud’s big, overarching question concerns why people from all over the world still decide to visit Dubai, “this ghastly place”? According to him, “[i]t’s a hideous, brutal, oil-rich theocracy that exports terrorism.” Continue reading

{daily life} Starting Over

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I very much dislike how the window is not perfectly centred in the photo, and it’s going to annoy me forever, but what can you do -_-

Hey, hi, hello, and welcome to the first post in 2016, although 2016 is already half-over, oops. I know, I know, I’m a terrible blogger. I seriously feel super bad for having neglected this for almost half a year, but I don’t even have a good excuse. I can’t say that I was that busy over the past six months, I mean, there was a lot to do and stuff, but I … just didn’t do it. I guess my main problem was that I didn’t really know what to blog about or that I didn’t really know where I was going with this blog.

So yeah, I think I want to try to start over with this little space and write with a little more purpose. Not just for the sake of writing and posting something, but because I’m genuinely interested in and enjoying what I’m writing. You get the idea.

Now, where to even start? Maybe with a little update? Continue reading