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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting jennygro

here here, the tips you are looking for can be found at the bottom of your pint glass!

But you should drink a few to see them

12. Posted by andy101 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

haha ive no problem there just wish my travelling budget cud keep up with my drinking habits!

Well thats for the tips anything else would be good!


13. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting wouterrr

It also depends. When you feel a positive vibe with the country, you will have a low risk of getting homesick. But when you feel cultureshocked or you just don't like the mentality or you hate the local cuisine, then homesickness is likely to appear more easy.

This is really true. Everyone gets a few bad days, but usually the good will so far outweigh them, and you probably won't want to come home. I also went away for a year, and when I said goodbye to my Mummy at the airport I bawled my eyes out, it was horrible and I had to go straight to the bar and drink! This lovely Irish lady came and looked after me cos I was sobbing in the toilets!

However, once I'd got away I hardly got homesick at all, apart from a few drunken tears when I got to Australia because it was similar to home, yet my best girl friends weren't there. I was fine until about a month before I returned home, when in India and feeling a bit lonely and weary of travelling. Strangely enough,it was knowing I was going home so soon that made me pine for home.

Don't forget, you can always give them a call, but I honestly didn't meet many people who had a real problem with homesickness.


14. Posted by Jacaranda (Budding Member 61 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm deeply attached to my family and geographic area. While i have never travelled overseas, but I do plan on doing so in the not to distant future, but rather extensively in Australia. I found the biggest killer for me was going to university and not realising why I couldn't sleep properly for the first 3 months I only realised when I arrived home I had heard the ocean every night of my life for 18 years. all I’m trying to say is it's the little things you miss you may think it's friends or family but for me it was the ocean that made me homesick. You get over it like anything mate just pull yourself together and stick it out. Otherwise you'll spend the rest of your days wondering what if.

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