by on May 13, 2017 - 2 min read
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I vividly remember my very first trip as a solo traveller. I had this feeling that I had never experienced before, it was some sort of a mixture of anxiety, with a dose of fear.  It was much later I discovered it was travel sickness... Lol

On one occasion I was reading I came across the word... And Bam!!! It struck me and I realised its what most travellers suffer from.

ResfeberThe word originates from Sweden. It is a restless state of mind of a travelers heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; it's a travel fever that can manifest as an illness.

For me, it comes with a rumble feeling in my stomach, I'm almost screaming for help(inside though). It starts when I'm in the airport about to board or sitting in a bus waiting for it to move. It's like I should give up and go back home to sleep it off but when I remember all the adventures I will engage in, all the beautiful places I intend visiting, all the food I will get to eat(I love sampling the food of a particular place I'm visiting)  - my nerves are calmed.

Sometimes I experience it much earlier-say the night before the big day. I almost cannot sleep, I toss and turn until it's morning. (what a feeling...)

So the next time you have this feeling...remember it's just for a while as it almost dies down soonest.

I bet you didn't know,  now you know about 'the Resfeber Feeling'.

P. S; Kindly share with me how you get over this feeling. I would be glad to hear from you.




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