Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Updating the List

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment." - Hilaire Belloc

I had great intentions of posting my travel experiences as soon as I returned stateside but everything seemed to get in the way: job, life and sleep. So it'll be slow going but eventually I'll hit on everything I did in PARIS!

But first, let's update the list:
  1. Visit the world's only pub inside a tree (South Africa)
  2. Giolitti - one of the oldest, family owned gelaterias in Rome (Italy)
  3. 'Fly' through the rainforest (Costa Rica)
  4. Stay in the Ice Hotel (Norway)
  5. Stay on a working Dude Ranch (USA)
  6. Go on an African Safari (Kenya)
  7. Visit the Outback (Australia)
  8. Hike the Cinque Terre (Italy)
  9. Go dogsledding (Sweden)
  10. Ice skate in Rockefeller Center (USA)
  11. Walk the Great Wall (China)
  12. Eat Sushi (Japan)
  13. Deliver postcards from the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
  14. Ski the Swiss Alps (Switzerland)
  15. Christmas at the Biltmore (USA)
  16. Camp at the Darvaza Gas Crater (Turkmenistan)
  17. Visit the other Georgia (Georgia)
  18. Drink wine in Bordeaux (France)
  19. Dive off the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
  20. Watch the Changing of the Guards (England)
  21. See the Running of the Bulls (Spain)
  22. Sail the Strait of Gilbraltar (Spain/Morocco)
  23. Ride a Camel (Egypt)
  24. Ride the Orient Express (Eastern Europe)
  25. Celebrate Oktoberfest (Germany)
  26. Celebrate Carnival (Brazil)
  27. See elephants paint (Thailand)
  28. Tour the sewers (France)
  29. Learn Spanish (Spain)
  30. Walk Abbey Road (England)
  31. Hike Brooks Range (USA)
  32. Celebrate Easter in St. Peter's (Italy)
  33. Ride the Mowcow to St. Petersburg wide gauge railroad (Russia)
  34. See the Gigantic Carved Heads of Easter Island (Polyunesia)
  35. Play blackjack in Monte Carlo (Monaco)
  36. Float down the Amazon (South America)
  37. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin (Ireland)
  38. Trek through Karakoram (Western Europe/Eastern Asia)
  39. Snowmobile (Finland)
  40. Sit on the lawn at Wimbledon (England)
  41. Walk the fabled Bund in Shanghai (China)
  42. Cooking Classes in Paris (France)
  43. Shop the market at Ougadougou (Burkina Faso)
  44. Watch the sun set over Machu Picchu (Peru)
  45. Take surfing lessons (Australia)
  46. Take the chunnel from London to Paris (England)
  47. East street food in Bangkok (Thailand)
  48. Ride the train down the Malaysian pennisula from Bangleole to Kuala Lumpur (Asia)
  49. Journey along the Silk Road (China)
  50. See the Acropolis of Athens in the moonlight (Greece)
  51. Tour the ruins of the "rose-red city" (Jordan)
  52. Ride the Chihuahua-Pacifico Railroad (Mexico)
  53. Swim with the dolphins (New Zealand)
  54. Spend Bastille Day in Paris (France)
  55. See Stonehenge (England)
  56. Attend a Venice Biennale Art Exhibit (Italy)
  57. Fish for wild trout (Scotland)
  58. Shop the yearly sale at Harrod's department sale (England)
  59. Sail into the harbor of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  60. Stand at the Wailing Wall (Jerusalem)
  61. Visit Peace City in Hiroshima (Japan)
  62. Visit the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Russia)
  63. See the Royal Jewels (England)
  64. Walk Milford Track (New Zealand)
  65. See the Sydney Opera House (Australia)
  66. Taste vintage port (Portugal)
  67. See Angel Falls (Venezuala)
  68. Snorkel Bora Bora (Polynesia)
  69. Walk the Hall of Mirrors (Paris)
  70. Climb the Harbor Bridge (Australia)
  71. Tour the Kremlin (Russia)
  72. See the Viking ruins & runes (Greenland)
  73. Watch the sunset from Capitoline Hill (Italy)
  74. Visit the Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
  75. Ride through the Panama Cannal (Panama)
  76. See the remains of the Berlin Wall (Germany)
  77. See the Rosetta Stone (England)
  78. Stan among the Tulips (Holland)
  79. See the fountains of Vill d'Este (Italy)
  80. Ride the double-decker buses around London (England)
  81. Hike the Grand Canyon (USA)
  82. Visit Lake Baikal (Russia)
  83. Visit the Turtle Sanctuary (Seychelle-Africa)
  84. See the David (Italy)
  85. Tour Jane Austen's country (England)
  86. See the Flamingos at the Lake Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
  87. Float the Sepik River (Papua New Guinea)
  88. See the Hieroglyphic Stairway in Copan (Honduras)
  89. See foot on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Vietnam)
  90. Drive on the Autobahn (Germany)
  91. See the Danube (Czech Republic)
  92. See the great Sphinx (Egypt)
  93. Visit the Blue Mosque (Turkey)
  94. See the Paelolithic art in the Caves of Altamira (Spain)
  95. Eat Limburger cheese in Limburg (Belgium)
  96. Stand on the grounds of the first Olympics (Greece)
  97. Tour the Baja (Mexico)
  98. Take a class at Oxrford (England)
  99. Stand at the beaches of Normandy (France)
  100. Drink a Manhattan in Manhattan (USA)
  101. Swim with the whale sharks on Isla Holbox (Mexico)
  102. Experience Vaughan Town (Spain)

*Completed items in Italics*

So I added 2 more items while simultaneously checking 2 off the list. I've got a feeling that's the way it'll go for awhile since there is so much I want to do in this world and I keep discovering more places to go, see, and experience. Such is life!

After being in Paris, submersed in the language and feeling so lost, I'm wanting to add a language immersion program so I'm researching those and I'll add that to the list eventually.

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