I didn’t relocate very often during my life. I used to live in the same place for almost 20 years. 10 and 2 in some others. Just couple of months here and there. But cyclically I think to move to some new places, for work reasons or just to change something in my life. Or to change it completely!
It happens that I use to feel homesick when I left my everyday life, for a while. Even if we’re talking about leaving Milan (mixed blessing).
But there are some places where, since I land, I can feel like home. Like never left. For this reason I always face what I call “The Traveler’s Dilemma“: discovering the new VS coming back to places you love! Well, I just discovered, this is an economic theory (like the prisoner’s dilemma) but mine is different :). It’s always a bit difficult for me when I have to arrange a trip, without a proper reason to travel (the main reason for my long trips this year has been WEDDINGS, mostly), to combine my discovering attitude with the sense of peace and comfort that home can give you.
Here is where I can find HOME:
Sicily, my hometown, is HOME by definition. Sicily is family, hugs, sun, sea. Unconditional love. It’s the comfort zone, when everything is a mess.
England is my second home. A tight to the heart at every landing. It’s my place to restart. My window to new opportunities. The new world where everything can happen.
Argentina. I wouldn’t stop to travel Argentina for any reason in the world! Ok you know how much I love empanadas, but I swear it’s not just about it. I always felt a strange connection with this land, even before to visit it. But now I’m sure I want to spend months travelling around again. And again. And again.