What’s a strong-distance friendship?

A  strong-distance friendship is a term I didn’t coin, but randomly said to one of my close friends, Marija, who lives in Switzerland. I think whether you live far away from or in a different country to one of your friends or not, there will always be distance in our friendships:

  • Hectic schedules
  • Family
  • Work

…all seem to be the factors that widen the physical distance between my friends and I. However, that doesn’t in any way affect the friendship.


This is quite a relieving thing to say given the apparent fact you tend to meet a lot of temporary people in your 20s, as well as then discovering who your true friends actually are.


I visited a close friend of mine, Abi, who has lived abroad for over a year. Nothing has changed! And thats a rarity in friendships today. It’s a reminder that no matter where I am in the world, my people will always be my people!



My favourite types of visits are when travelling over to reunite with a familiar face, and what better company than with a strong-distance friend. It’s something I’d never anticipate having friends in different countries, but it’s definitely taught me a lot about how to truly check up on someone that you’re not in immediate close reach with.


No matter the distance, keep those friendships strong if they’re worth it!



For my experiences, travel tips and more check out my instagram page, hanajatravels.

Thanks for reading!

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