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1. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member, 368 posts) 2 Jul '07 06:12

Just a question, after so much travel, have any of you actually settled down afterwards, or has it left you having permanent itchy feet? Have you ever felt like, when you move back home, things are rather dull, you don't like your own culture so much? Things are too QUIET?!!! I know that's how I feel at the moment. I just can't settle, and everything seems so mundane right now. However I have just settled into my old type of job OFFICE WORK and I was teaching English and everything was different in that country!!! I'm considering a move - but is it wise?

Rach

2. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member, 84 posts) 2 Jul '07 06:16

Ever thought about perminantly residing abroad. This would spice things up a bit surely! I would love to do this in Australia but don't think I can get enough points.

mike

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5550 posts) 2 Jul '07 06:18

Nope, never really experienced any difficulties after travels. But maybe that is mainly because when I come back I know that within max 4 or 5 months I am off again.
But of course, when returning I don't feel like working too much, and I really want to go back to the country I have visited. Especially with countries like Namibia or Australia, you just want to stay there, because it is close to perfection: empty but developed and safe, and of course beautiful with nice people.
I guess I alway will travel somehow, maybe shorter and closer by in the future, but I need to leave the netherlands at least a few weeks a year, also to have a confirmation of how good I have it in holland as well....

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3596 posts) 2 Jul '07 07:14

yes definitely! I have been home a year, and am itching to go away again now after the initial enjoyment of catching up with family and friends. I am just about to lodge my application for New Zealand permanent residency - I miss it terribly and hope to go there for good in january - yay!:)

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5550 posts) 2 Jul '07 07:39

Quoting bex76

yes definitely! I have been home a year, and am itching to go away again now after the initial enjoyment of catching up with family and friends. I am just about to lodge my application for New Zealand permanent residency - I miss it terribly and hope to go there for good in january - yay!:)

Uhm, haven't you been to Syria this winter, or am I mistaken with someone else?

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3596 posts) 2 Jul '07 07:54

hi utrecht,
yes i went to Syria and Jordan for 2 weeks in March, (think you gave me some advice thanks!) but I got back last year from my big trip away which was NZ, OZ and SE Asia for 21 months.

7. Posted by Nicip (Full Member, 112 posts) 2 Jul '07 08:57

i know exactly how ure feeling rach..........especially with all the crap going on in the uk at the moment. since i first went travelling iv never been able 2 settle back into normal life.

i tried moving to a city (cus im from hereford in the country). Moved 2 cardiff,lasted a year n that didnt help. thought it would with more things going on y'know.

8. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive, 1447 posts) 2 Jul '07 09:22

I did.
My sister emigrated from Aberdeen, Scotland to Sydney,Oz in 1971 when I was in my first year at Aberdeen University.
Flew out to see her in December 1985. One degree at Thiefrow airport and 90 degrees at Bondi beach on arrival.
Coupla cold lagers in a beachfront beer garden, masses of suntanned gorgeous blondes in bikinis walking past and I was hooked
Now I live 5 minutes from the Indian Ocean and 3.5 hours from Bali.
Best move I ever made.
I've seen winter days here in Perth warmer and sunnier than summer days back in Scotland.
Itchy feet is a lifelong affliction, and most young Aussies go with the Aboriginal idea of 'walkabout'.

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5550 posts) 2 Jul '07 11:54

Quoting bex76

hi utrecht,
yes i went to Syria and Jordan for 2 weeks in March, (think you gave me some advice thanks!) but I got back last year from my big trip away which was NZ, OZ and SE Asia for 21 months.

LOL, yes 2 weeks feels pretty short when you were away for almost 2 years...it must have felt as a short weekend break...;) Welcome by the way!

10. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member, 368 posts) 2 Jul '07 14:06

Well good to know I'm not alone!!! I just can't settle, at all!!! There is a lot of crap in the UK at the mo, and it is annoying, especially since so much is out of our control, but it's not just that, it's just another culture, country, job always seems exciting and I feel like I'm really doing something worthwhile and gaining knowledge, and when I come home, it's office work, British TV and bad weather UGH!! Sorry to fans of British TV but I am not really a fan - especially Big Brother - OK it was good at the very beginning, but now it's just annoying!! Anyway if there are points against that fine, but my point is, there is more to life!!!