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Word of the day, from German: Fernweh. Coined as the opposite of Heimweh (homesickness), it literally means 'farsickness', an ache for the distance, a longing to be far away. Like wanderlust, but even more succinct, Fernweh evokes the desire to travel, to see distant lands behind the horizon...



This word was voted most beautiful German word in the competition organized by the Goethe Institute and the German Language Council. 'Belongings' doesn't even come close as an English translation. The word doesn't signify ownership o… Read the full post »

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stop whining, go travel;-)

jorrit , 15-12-’08 08:48

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