I post a lot of my travel photos on Instagram. I dunno but somehow editing them allows me to relive the wonderful experiences that come with a particular destination. The way I enhance my shots are based on how being in each place made me feel.
One of my followers, a Filipina travel blogger from Berlin named Krizz (http://batangbiyahera.blogspot.com/) made a comment on my photo of Ditumabo Falls in San Luis, Aurora. She wrote:
@talanyx11: Beautiful! — Fernweh!
And I was like… Huh??? Am I missing out on the latest, most happenin’ expression for the word ‘cool’, ‘awesome’ or ‘nice’? Haha, I was totally clueless. And so I Googled the word and here’s the definition I got:
Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel or explore the world.
A contemporary German equivalent for the English word wanderlust, in the sense of “crave for travel”, is Fernweh (literally meaning “an ache for distant places”).
When I saw the definition, I couldn’t help but be kilig (excited) about it! It perfectly describes the feeling and desire that was just recently ignited in me! Coolness..
So for all you travelers out there, remember this word… Beautiful huh? Let’s all embrace and satisfy our FERNWEH!