In minecraft, I'm about to make a portal and enter the Nether, but I have a problem with this. Supposedly when you enter the Nether, you can be directly above lava. This is fixed by the game sending the portal you create in the Nether to a safe area. Unfortuanely, that means that when you reenter that portal to go back to the real world you end up a million miles away from your settlement.
Is that true, and if it is, how can I find my way back? Can I use the compass to find back, and how does that work?