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  • At first, when I discovered that I wanted to travel and leave the comfortable place I used to call home in Bogotá, I thought the word to describe such feeling was: Wanderlust. But no, after reading some travel blogs and speaking to some other travelers, crew members, guests I meet on the cruises and the places I visit, I found that wanderlust wasn't enough to describe such thing, that's when someone told me the magic words: existential migrant.

    The motivations for leaving home always have been lots: wishing to discover the world, face different cultures, points of view, flavors, colors and languages… Adding to that the fact the attraction for anything that was different from the "traditional" things that surrounded me made me realize that it wasn't a common sentiment or desire. This is also something hard to explain to people who really feel attached or bonded to their native place, it is not a matter of hating the place you are from or you live in, it just doesn't feel quite well and it's plain and boring.

    Existential migration is defined as "a concept derived from phenomenological research into the lived experience of voluntary migrants who have chosen to leave their country of origin in order to live as foreigners in a new land." Probably the urge for doing this is just the impulse of searching new challenges, exploring different alternatives of life and feeling home being auto exiled.

    Sounds a little exaggerate, but I can relate, I can feel home anywhere in the world, it is just a matter of merging and having the attitude, probably some of us have the predisposition to have an itinerary life, without settling down (until a certain moment in life, you can't be a nomad all the time) but with that impulse of making of every new place somewhere nice.
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