Bucket List

Way back on a horrendous farm in Queensland in Australia, my friend Kim and I passed one evening trying to keep our minds off the rats by compiling a Bucket List. The problem is the more I read travel blogs and the more I talk to people, the more things I want to see and the more things I want to do.

Travel:

Africa:

  • Climb Kilimanjaro  (Feb 2013)
  • Do a safari and see the big 5 (x3 Serengeti Feb 2013, South Luangwa Jan 2014, Etosha National Park Feb 2014
  • See Victoria Falls (maybe even a bungee jump) (Jan 2014 but no bungee, yet)
  • Sandboard in Namibia (Feb 2014)
  • Eat seafood on Zanzibar (Feb 2013)
  • See the pyramids
  • Dive the Red Sea
  • Climb Mt Mulanje (highest mountain in Malawi)
  • Snorkel with Whale sharks in Mozambique
  • Climb Table Mountain
  • Visit Robben Island
Oceania:
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef (3 day live aboard diving in 2011)
  • Bondi Beach
  • See Ulhuru
  • Travel New Zealand in a campervan
  • Whitehaven beach Whitsunday islands
  • Wine tasting in either Hunter Valley or Margaret River
  • Sydney for New Year's Eve, see the fireworks (NYE 2010)
Europe:
  • Climb the Eiffel tower
  • See St Peter's Basilica
  • Eat tapas in Barcelona
  • Wander the streets of Berlin
  • Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Ski in the Alps
  • Eat pizza in Naples
  • Visit La Faouet again and the people I met when I went on exchange

Asia:

  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Drink a bucket Thailand
  • Learn how to make dumplings
  • Cooking class in Thailand
  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat
  • Eat sushi in Japan
  • See a geisha
  • See the cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Dive in Sipadan 
  • Trans Siberian adventure
Americas:
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Oct 2010)
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Stare at the wonder of Iguazu falls (Nov 2010)
  • Tango in Buenos Aires (Nov 2010)
  • Carnival in Rio
  • Visit the Amazon (Ecuadorian amazon, Oct 2010)
  • Dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize
  • Stand at the top of the Rockefeller Centre
  • Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit Disney World again
  • New Orleans for Mardi Gras
  • Gamble in Las Vegas

Adventure:

  • Sky dive (14,000ft from Mission Beach Australia)
  • Bungee jump
  • Get my scuba diving certification (Open water 2010, Advanced Open water 2014)
  • Find Nemo (Great Barrier Reef)
  • Paraglide (Wilderness South Africa)
Life:
  • Get something published in a newspaper/magazine
  • Kiss on a beach as the sun goes down
  • Stay up to see the sunrise (NYE 2010 on Coogee Beach)
  • Climb a mountain to watch the sunset
  • Fall in love
  • Make a crazy decision because you are in love
  • Run a marathon
  • Learn a language properly
  • Live in a non-English speaking country

The problem with compiling these lists is, in my case, they continue to get longer and longer. The more I travel, the more places I want to see, the more things I want to experience. 

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