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Vivid dreams on return?

Travel Forums General Talk Vivid dreams on return?

1. Posted by clancy_of_ (Respected Member, 15 posts) 11 Dec '07 20:56

Hey guys; I'm 18 years old I've just returned from my first solo big trip through Western Europe and Northern Africa; it lasted 10 months and I spent them working around Europe and backpacking through Tunisia, Morocco and the likes.
Since I've been back (4 weeks now) I am trying to adjust back into my normal life, but keep having these vivid dreams, wether I sleep at night or a nap in the arvo, in which I have 'near misses' and 'close calls' like all those I experienced on the trip. Has anyone experienced this sort of thing on return?

Garrett

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 12 Dec '07 02:41

I went to Rio De Janeiro in 1990 and 1992 and I still have weird dreams about it. Probably one every couple of months.

I think I have issues that, subconsciously, still remain unresolved.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5555 posts) 12 Dec '07 03:08

Quoting james

I went to Rio De Janeiro in 1990 and 1992 and I still have weird dreams about it. Probably one every couple of months.

I think I have issues that, subconsciously, still remain unresolved.

I am sure it's all about the outfits on Copacobana

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 12 Dec '07 17:01

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting james

I went to Rio De Janeiro in 1990 and 1992 and I still have weird dreams about it. Probably one every couple of months.

I think I have issues that, subconsciously, still remain unresolved.

I am sure it's all about the outfits on Copacobana

That's it! Every time I floss my teeth with a thin piece of string, I keep getting visions of girls in similarly thin bikinis!

5. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member, 167 posts) 14 Dec '07 19:12

Thought it was just me! Just returned from south america, have been having really full on dreams every night. Got shot it one of them whilst donating computers to a school... kinda freaked me out! hope it goes away, as entertaining as they are- some would make great movies-, its really screwing with my sleep.

6. Posted by BR-UNO (Inactive, 31 posts) 26 Apr '08 14:21

Garrett,
Its normal!
You are experiencing Saudade: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade
Keep dreaming and saving money for the next trip!!!
Cheers,
Bruno.