Global Bucket List

  1. Meet Anthony Bourdain – achieved November 2012, Boston
  2. Play with Elephants in Thailand – achieved January 2013
  3. Chant with Buddhist Monks in an Indian monastery – achieved June 2003
  4. Conquer my biggest fear, cage diving with Great White Sharks
  5. Camp in the Sahara Desert in Morocco
  6. Spend a night in an ice hotel in Scandinavia
  7. Hike Machu Picchu
  8. Attend a ‘Food & Wine’ Festival
  9. Ascend into the Himalayan Mountains – achieved June 2003
  10. Explore the Pyramids in Egypt
  11. Take a Cooking Class in Italy – achieved June 2012; Florence, Italy
  12. Attend the ‘Queen’s Day Festival’ in The Netherlands
  13. Explore the Cappadocia in Turkey
  14. Swim in the Maldives
  15. Spend a night in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve
  16. Go to the airport without a ticket and board a plane
  17. Oktobertfest in Munich, Germany
  18. Take a road trip around the US
  19. Visit the largest Hindu temple, Angkor Wat in Cambodia – achieved January 2013
  20. Visit all 50 U.S. States
  21. Couchsurf – achieved July 2012
  22. Host a Couchsurfer – achieved October 2012
  23. Go for a ride on a Camel
  24. Spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  25. See the Northern Lights
  26. Eat authentic Vietnamese Pho Soup
  27. Travel to Mt. Cook in New Zealand – achieved July 2013
  28. Hike through the Grand Canyon in the US
  29. Accompany a crocodile hunting adventure
  30. Experience the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada
  31. Visit Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe
  32. Look out over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower – achieved July 2012
  33. Spend a month on an island “off the coast of somewhere beautiful” – achieved January 2013, Cambodia & Thailand
  34. Go to Carnival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  35. Play in a Texas Hold’em poker tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada
  36. Explore Jim Jim Falls in Australia
  37. Attend the ‘La Tomatina Festival’ in Valencia, Spain
  38. See Venezuela’s Angel Falls
  39. Eat shark meat
  40. Eat alligator meat – achieved January 2013, Cambodia
  41. Backpack around South America
  42. Consume Africa’s ‘Miracle Fruit’ before eating something extremely sour, making everything taste temporarily sweet, apparently a ‘psychedelic experience’
  43. Ascend a Volcano – achieved June 2012, Mount  Vesuvius in Naples, Italy
  44. Try Churros in Spain – achieved July 2012
  45. Explore Australia’s Outback
  46. Ski in the Swiss Alps
  47. Eat Pizza in Naples, Italy – achieved June 2012
  48. Participate in the ‘Holi Festival’ in India, Nepal and Pakistan
  49. Visit the French Polynesia Islands – Bora Bora and Tahiti  included
  50. Take an art history class in Europe
  51. Have the Cupuaçu fruit – smells of pineapple and chocolate but tastes like pear and banana
  52. Dim Sum in Asia – achieved May 2013, Hong Kong, China
  53. Ride in a hot air balloon
  54. Walk around the Stonehenge in England
  55. Go back in time through Easter Island
  56. Let a lantern loose in the PingXi Festival in Taiwan
  57. Feel the mist of Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina
  58. Write a book, novel or memoir
  59. Go white water rafting – achieved Dominican Republic July 2011
  60. Taste the Cherimoya Fruit from Central and South America
  61. Visit the Sedlec Ossuary in Sedlac, Czech – Christian church decorated with the bones of over 40,000 people

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