My dream was viewed in a frame. The frame looked like an antique marred gold painted wooden frame. On the top of the frame sat a long Gecko comfortably observing all that was happening. (He had no eyelids so I assume he saw everything not sure if he had any control over the happenings, but possible.) In this dream I was younger and friends with a young Brad Pitt. I was still married so I don't think we were dating
A lot of the dream was talking about a journey he wanted to take to China and Northern Africa. I was sharing with him the information I remembered when I took the same journey. For instance the types of boats best to take through some city with streets of water as wide as rivers in China. I talked to him about carrying enough food and somehow carrying a small pot and micro propane burner to cook food because when I was traveling in China I became very hungry. One very rich man lacking in generosity gave me two cups of uncooked white rice to eat. The rice was very crunchy.
In a desert in Western Africa I remember riding in a large jeep around a rectangle with a perimeter of maybe 6 kilometers. The driver took us around this rectangle many times in some kind of ritual before entering a stone fort containing a palace from one of the old kingdoms. I think I was going there to meet a powerful person who was powerful due to criminal activities.