I’ve finally written down my bucket list and I have not included the previous ones that were checked off, so basically, this list is really new and not complete..
It was only last year that I’ve decided to let go of all the materialism in my life and instead spend my money on experiences because I’d rather have lots of stories to tell and friends to meet, which is why every bonus/saving I have received and made all went down to my travels. So far, I’ve been to four countries in Asia and will be in Seoul, South Korea this November (if God permits). I’ve always thought that traveling is still the best education one can have and it’s the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
God did not make a beautiful world to be ignored. Go, preach and see how amazing His creations are!
Experience Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Beach bum in Bali, Indonesia – done!
Learn how to surf in Baler or La Union – done!
Cliff-diving in Hawaii
See Taj Mahal in India
Attend a music festival (local or abroad)
Crawl into a pub in London – we did in Edinburgh 🙂
Get on a bus ALONE and go to somewhere without any plans
Bungee-jumping in Macau or South Africa
Sky-diving, preferably in Dubai, but Cebu will do
Swim with the giant whale sharks
Swim with the sharks off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa
Wear a real Hanbok in Seoul, Korea – done!
Put a lock chain in Namsan Tower, Korean-drama feels – I did see the Namsan Tower but chose not to put a lock-chain
Take a jump shot in Beijing’s Great Wall of China
Take an imperial photo of the Forbidden City and basked in the wonderful history
Go white-water rafting – done
Attend the Glastonbury
Learn another language (like really speak and understand)
See something majestic like the Pyramids of Giza
Ride a camel in the Arab/African country
Laze around in the beaches of Maldives
Volunteer in an indigenous community somewhere in Africa or South America
See the Easter Island
Spend NYE in Edinburgh and see Hogmanay
Visit Anne Frank’s house and the RLD in Amsterdam
Walk along the Berlin Wall in Germany
Participate in Carnevale in Venice
Sail the Aegean sea (island hopping in Greece and Croatia)
See the Parthenon in Greece
Wear a ridiculous outfit and parade around Harajuku in Japan (Photo by Laura Cooper)
Wine-taste in Tuscany, Italy
See the Big Ben, London Bridge and the Kensington Palace – totally done!!
Be amazed by the aerial view of London by riding the London Eye
Have a Freudian trip in Vienna and see the amazing palaces
Soak myself in Hungary’s history in Budapest by taking a walking tour and enjoying a show in Budapest Opera House or find the Great Budapest Hotel (kidding)
Ride the Jacobite train and pray that I’ll end up in Hogwart
Write something from the deepest corner of my heart while looking out the window and enthralling in the amazing landscape of Scotland – I did ride the train to Scotland but was unable to write ugh
See Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Bike around Bagan and visit all 2200 temples or even half of it (wishful thinking)
French kiss with my husband at the top of Eiffel Tower
Ride a yacht and swim off the coast of Capri or Amalfi
Indulge in authenitc Italian pasta and pizza in Italy
Buy one designer clothes/bag/shoes in Milan or Paris
See the Empire State in New York and take a photo of the Manhattan skyline
Attend a game in the FIFA/Olympics
Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls in Canada
Cruise along the Amazon River
See the Machu Picchu in Peru