curly nomad

The Curly Nomad explorer is Natassa Mitsika who loves to roam, discover places around the world, and shares her experiences.


…of the world travelled


…remaining to explore

nomad /ˈnəʊmad/
• roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement
• a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.
Synonyms: vagabond wanderer hobo itinerant rambler roamer rover wayfarer drifter gypsy

férnweh /ˈfɛrnve/
Substantiv, Neutrum [das]
• an ache for distant places, a craving to travel
• can be literally translated as farsickness or longing for far-off places
Fernweh elevates that urge to a need. Others say it is the opposite of homesickness. That means one feels sick when at home too long; lethargic.

wanderlust /ˈwɒndəlʌst/
• a deep, innate, uncontrollable impulse or desire to hit the road.
• the irresistible and overwhelming longing to wander the world and join nature, fresh air and high mountains by hiking or climbing.
German word, made from “wandern”, which means walking and “lust”, desire. Means a strong desire to travel. Also associated with discovering new places.

resfeber /’r əs·fɛ·bər/
noun, origin: Swedish.
The restless race of the traveller’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a travel fever that can manifest as an illness

on the road

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go.
But no matter, the road is life
” ― Jack Kerouac

“There’s a race of men that don’t fit in, a race that can’t stay still; so they break the hearts of kith and kin, and they roam the world at will. They range the field and they rove the flood, and they climb the mountain’s crest; theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, and they don’t know how to rest.”
Robert W. Service
“Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate,
and though we pass them by today,
tomorrow we may come this way and take the hidden paths that run towards the moon or to the sun.”
J. R. R. Tolkien
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote,
and I know that I shall be happily infected
until the end of my life”
Michael Palin