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Bucket List


With so much of the world left to see I try not to go back to the same place twice, and my travel ‘bucket list’ only ever seems to get longer…

  1. See Mountain Gorillas in the wild, UgandaAug 2009
  2. Okavango Delta, BotswanaSept 2014
  3. An Antarctic cruise
  4. Visit Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
  5. Finca Bellavista Treehouse Community, Costa Rica
  6. Whale watching in Scotland
  7. Galapagos Island cruise, Ecuador
  8. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  9. Amazon Rainforest
  10. Mayan Ruins, Guatemala
  11. The Great Migration, Kenya/Tanzania
  12. Ethiopia
  13. Djibouti
  14. Papua New Guinea
  15. Machu Picchu, Peru
  16. A horseback safari
  17. Victoria Falls, ZambiaSept 2014
  18. Patagonia, Argentina
  19. See the Orang-utans, Borneo
  20. Sailing & swimming with marine life, the MaldivesSept 2012
  21. Explore Petra, JordanNov 2008
  22. Sleep under the stars in Wadi Rum, JordanNov 2008
  23. Float in the Dead Sea – (Jordan) Nov 2008
  24. Northern lights and hot springs – Jan 2016
  25. Banff National Park, Canada
  26. Taj Mahal, India
  27. Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Mexico City
  28. Kerala backwaters, IndiaJan 1997
  29. Sunrise & sunset at Uluru, Australia
  30. Tibet
  31. White-water rafting – (Morocco) March 2011
  32. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
  33. Lundy Island, England
  34. West coast islands, Scotland
  35. Wild camping on Dartmoor, England

I’d love to hear what travel experience is number one on your bucket list or your suggestions for what I’ve missed from mine – please leave your comments below.

Image from NASA / National Space Science Data Center via Free Images.

10 thoughts on “Bucket List”

  1. Your bucket list is a travelling inspiration! My personal favourite is No 16…one day I’d love to this with my family. I would love to see a little part of England somewhere on your list. I know you love Cornwall! x

    1. Thanks Wendy – that’s a good point! Check back later and you will find a few UK places have appeared on my wish list! Happy travels, Amanda

  2. No. 10. Mayan Ruins. We have visited the Mayan Ruins in Mexcio, more specifically in the Yucatan Peninsula. Although part of a tourist excursion, when we visited one could still ascend the steps of El Castillo. Elf & Safety have now decided that one can’t… and possibly with good reason both safety and ecology-wise. I can attest to the fact that the steps are very narrow (the Mayans were small people, presumably with small feet), quite steep and the only ‘aid’ was a rope going up the middle of one side of the structure. As Europeans used to being nannied around cultural highlights, we were astounded to find that when one arrived at the top, there was no barrier rope to stop the huge number of tourists jostling past each other from tumbling downwards or falling down the broken grating (obviously post-Mayan!!). The view was absolutely stunning and is one I will never forget. To get back down, the only way I could manage, without succumbing to vertigo, was to go down one step at a time on my bottom. My short shorts meant I burned both cheeks!!
    We count ourselves as lucky. Now, tourists are herded there on buses but are allowed only, Stonehenge-like, to view this magnificent structure. I wonder if the tour still stops off at a nearby cenote to allow you to jump into the pool from a great height. I didn’t swim in there for long… absolutely FULL of nipping catfish !

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