Ever since I can remember I have travelled. I was lucky that both my parents, my Dad especially, liked to head off and explore new places every holiday. It has been a dream of mine to visit every country in the world before I die and by the age of 13 I have racked up an impressive tally of countries. When I was 19 I went on my big OE (overseas experience) and added another 9 to the list (this would have been 12 if I hadn’t broken my leg along the way!).
So what are the main things I still want to do – what is my bucket list? Well a lot. Some not out of the ordinary from most people, but some are a little off the wall for various random reasons. So in no particular order:
Antarctica – God knows why but I REALLY want to go here. Have seen so many amazing photos and would love to get some of my own.
Peru – Machu Picchu especially but would like to explore other places too
Madagascar – I loved lemurs growing up (especially the ring-tailed ones) so want to see them in the wild!
Bora Bora – If you’ve ever seen pictures of the beaches there you don’t need to ask why!
Jordan – I saw a picture of Petra when I was a child and have always wanted to go there.
Egypt – To see the pyramids and take a cruise down the Nile.
Italy – Venice, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Vatican City, – would love to see it all.
Ireland – Despite growing up in the UK, I never managed to get there.
Latvia – It’s where my Grandparents are from so would love to see it.
Copenhagen – To see the Little Mermaid amongst other things.
Amsterdam – Now that I am old enough to not get ropped into just hanging out the cafes all day! And a great place to cycle around too!
South Africa – Cape Town – and climb Table Mountain.
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos – When I went travelling when I was 19, I was on my own and it was recommended at that point that I should not head into these places alone. Apparently this has changed a lot in the last decade though so would love to discover these countries – especially on a motorbike! I would LOVE to go to Ankor Wat.
Brazil – I would love to go to Rio for Carnival
Maldives to go scuba diving
Great Barrier Reef – to go scuba diving
Anywhere amazing to go scuba diving – suggestions welcome!
Panama Canal – I watched my brother go through the other day on the super yacht he works on and would love to do the same one day.
New Orleans – Would love to go when Mardi Gras is on.
Canada – Have lots of friends who come from here and have heard many good things about it so want to see it for myself.
Iceland/Greenland or anywhere I can see the Northern Lights from.
Russia – I love vodka – enough said.
Travel on the Orient Express – and do lots of the other great train journey’s like the Ghan in Australia. I used to play dress up with my great-grandmother when I was little and would pretend to be a princess on the Orient Express.
Go to North Korea. I lived in the South teaching English so would like to see the North too.
Go on safari in Africa – no idea where the best place is to do this though so open to suggestions.
Jerusalem, Israel – Possibly not the safest of places to head at times but I would like to see the wailing wall, Tower of David etc
Hanging gardens of Babylon, Iraq! Maybe one day I can go to where these were.
Timbuktu – Just because and would love to go on a camel safari!
South America in general – would love to discover most of this continent as it’s one I haven’t been to yet.
Live in France for a while to improve myh French speaking.
The list is continually being added to but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.