Homesickness is tough.
Most people have experienced this at least once, and it's perfectly normal when you're traveling. It doesn't matter how long or short your trip is, anyone can still get home sick.
When backpackers travel, especially those who are going solo, we sometimes miss a familiar face.
...Or a familiar smell...
.. Or a familiar surrounding.
And different things can cause this; like culture shock, a bad day or your girlfriend keeps texting you, saying she loves you.
How do you know if you're home sick?
Well, you're probably depressed, anxious and longing to be back home. You don't feel like socializing and therefore you withdraw from your surroundings.
Remember that different people cope with home sickness in different ways. Just because you follow these tips, doesn't mean you automatically get rid of it. But I do hope that the tips will make it easier for you!
Let me tell you about my experience... After 2 months of backpacking, I got homesick in Thailand. I texted my boyfriend like 10 times a day in a week (bad idea). Fortunately my travel companion took my mobile, and hid it for a couple of weeks so I could get back to earth. So, use the help of your traveling companion if you have to!
An example... I'm from Norway, and when I met two Danish girls in Bangkok, I felt a lot better. Danish is not Norwegian, but at least we understood each other.
Have in mind that you're on an adventure in an exotic place, and that it's a one in a life-time experience !!! :-)
You have been looking forward to this trip, and you saved up loads of money to get to Asia.
You'll be having a great time, and before you know it you're already home... You won't believe how quickly time will pass! (I bet that when you return home, you'll probably miss traveling.. ironic or what..)
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