Yesterday i arrived back in heathrow after 3 months of travelling around indonesia and thailand.
What a shock it was to walk out of the plane to feel the temperature at 0 Degrees Celsius.
There was also the landing problems which meant we were circling the airport for over an hour before we were allowed to land.
Now my friend has headed home and i am now home with no xmas spirit wat so ever.
Indonesia has really stolen my heart, i adore the country and all that reside within it. What i would give to live there permanently!?
How do you guys adjust back to the english life, and how long will it take until this feeling of being absolutely gutted beyond belief will fade away?
i cant take it!
it has certainly been more of a culture shock coming back to england than it was arriving in Jakarta many months ago. The 3 months has flown by so quickly and all i can think of now is to save up and go back out again.
Tiramcasy Indonesia, sai mau you banyak malam sekali! ! ! :P
Take care, I know what it is like. Just start saving for a new trip, wether or not to Indonesia.
its been over a year for me since ariving back home in USA from three years living in england and i still miss it every single day. it hasnt gone away for me, i am saving up now to go back off again.
The feeling might not go away. U need more travelling and that is that.
I think your idea about saving up, to go to indonesia again is a good one.
i once came back from south of france and had this fling with this nice new zealand girl on my 2 weeks in cannes, it was really nice and enjoyable!
then when i returned to scotland i wanted to shoot myself in the head...wasnt just any holiday in france it was the fling that made it all that better...for a few weeks i was depressed but you quickly get out of that mode and back into the swing of things...
be patient and you will be fine, it also just gives you bigger motivation to save up again and go travelling.
your coming home at a good time, here in ireland for me christmas is the best time of the year, all my friends who live all over the world return for the christmas to see there family and friends.....then we run a muck!
30 minutes i finish work...im tired of all these christmas songs! been listening now to those damn pogues! now words lose there meaning...fairytale of new york...jesus!!!
you know what i really hate about been in dublin and then when i sometimes go into irish bars in london, they play the same crappy old irish music!!! really does my head in! sounds like we got nothing better to listen to or to produce!!!
ok that its...im going to beat up the radio! see ya!
Yes had the same feeling after returning on a 3 month trip in SE Asia in April this year. I was happy to be home for a while, seeing people again, experiencing things I missed etc. But after a week I had major blues... The shock of the cold it was only 2 degress celcius when I landed back in Heathrow & it was April! Plus I had to return to my old job. I think monotony of usual life is what got to me the most. After 3 months of being carefree & doing as I please, it was hard to get back into work.
The best thing you can do is to start to think about another trip away, even if it is only a long weekend or a week away, it's something to look forward to. I'm back in Thailand in Feb 2007, but for more of a holiday this time, not as good as 3 months away but better then nothing.
I don't understand the problem of returning from a year or two travelling the globe, meeting new people, seeing new things, and having the time of your life to a life of routine, boredom and work.
I was quite shocked after two months going across the US, to come back to live with me mum.
I was mostly taken aback by the things you forget, the stuff you never give a second thought, like which of you're keys is for which door or finding away around my beaten up mobile phone with its missing buttons and just having cats around again.
the worst thing was Mother had insisted on doing up my room, So all my posters had been taken down, my desk moved around, my computer, and TV needing setting up again, it just didnt have that feeling of 'this is mine' that i'd missed living out of hostels.
after 36 hours in transit i was a tad narked!
The solution is in your question. We never complete one travel adventure without making preliminary plans for the next one. The preparation phase, no matter how distant in the future the next journey may be, is a significant part of the total fun of travelling. Choosing a sight and then an itinerary which leads to putting all the little details together can cure the blues quickly. The feeling of your contemporary situation being only a temporary one becomes a reality.
In the meantime, the holidays are a perfect time to return home. Everyone is focused on non-work related activities and generally in good spirits.