I don’t know that I’ve ever actually written down a bucket list before. It was probably around age 20-ish that I started ticking things off my nebulous bucket list: got a tattoo, went skydiving, bungee jumped, started travelling. Travelling became my greatest passion, and even though the current depressive haze has taken away some of the lustre, it’s still going to be the focus list of the bucket list I try to build today.
- Eat pasta and tiramisu and drink espresso in Italy
- See the Sistine Chapel
- Cheese-tasting at a farm in France
- Walk along the Great Wall of China
- Visit Lhasa, Tibet
- Visit Stonehenge and come up with my own theory of why it was built
- Visit the Galapagos Islands
- I’ve already done yurt-camping in Kyrgyzstan, but I’d like to repeat the experience in Mongolia
- Visit Maghdouche, Lebanon, where my great-grandmother (and middle-namesake) was born
- Go to Timbuktu (yes, it’s a real place, in Mali)
- Go gorilla-watching in Rwanda
- See the aurora borealis
- Chow down in New Orleans
- Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef
- Pretend to be a farmer and milk a cow and shear a sheep
- Stay in an ice hotel
- Watch sea turtles laying eggs
- Hang out with a yak
What’s on your bucket list?
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