Fernweh can grab hold of us anytime, anywhere. During a particularly bad case of fernweh the most obscure reference to foreign climes or smallest reminder of a far-flung land where happy memories were made can be unbearable. As yet, there’s only one cure; where did you put your passport?
The next time someone asks you how your trip was, don’t say it was ‘great’ or ‘brilliant’, say it was ‘numinous’. Travel should challenge as much as it delights and ‘numinous’ describes the feeling of being out of your depth but not wanting to be anywhere else.