Bucket List

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything β€” all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs

Here then, is my bucket list:

  1. Play in the WSOP Main Event
  2. Devil’s Pool – Risk life and lamb, just this one time, and jump into the Devil’s pool
  3. Ride a water jetpack
  4. Experience Zero Gravity, without having to go to space
  5. Go to space
  6. See Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  7. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  8. Climb Mount Fuji
  9. Visit Haleakala Crater at sunrise – almost done (visited way after sunrise. Oh well!)!
  10. Visit Machu Picchu
  11. Visit Antarctica
  12. Visit Alaska
  13. See a glacier – Before they all melt πŸ™ – done and done!
  14. See an active volcano βœ“ Done
  15. Climb Sydney Harbor Bridge
  16. Visit South/East Africa: the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
  17. Visit South/East Africa: the Serengeti in Tanzania
  18. Visit South/East Africa: the Okavango Delta in Botswana
  19. Visit South/East Africa: the Kruger National Park in South Africa
  20. Visit South/East Africa: the Spectacular Namibian Sand Dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia
  21. Visit Western Africa: the Pendjari National Park in Benin – from Lonely Planet article
  22. Visit Western Africa: the RΓ©serve de Nazinga in Burkina Faso – from Lonely Planet article
  23. Visit Western Africa: the Mole National Park in Ghana – from Lonely Planet article
  24. Visit Western Africa: the Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Sierra Leone – from Lonely Planet article
  25. Visit Western Africa: the Makasutu Culture Forest in The Gambia – from Lonely Planet article
  26. Visit Santorini – Greece
  27. Visit Hang Son Doong – GIANT (World’s largest) cave in Vietnam, pictures here
  28. Visit Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Tallest Building in the Worlddone!
  29. Visit Japan’s futuristic underground flood control tunnel – constructed to protect capital Tokyo against flooding. You can apparently take a tour, details here on this Japanese-language website
  30. Visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Routewiki article here
  31. Visit Petra – Jordan
  32. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  33. Visit the Parthenon, Acropolis and other sites in Athens
  34. Visit the Colosseum in Rome βœ“ Done
  35. Visit the Leaning tower of Pisa
  36. Visit the Taj Mahal
  37. Visit Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
  38. Visit Niagara Fallsβœ“ done!
  39. Skydiveβœ“ done!
  40. Bungee Jumpβœ“ done!
  41. Fly a fixed wing aircraftβœ“ done!
  42. Fly a helicopterβœ“ done!
  43. Visit Sequoia National Parkβœ“ done!
  44. Visit Salar de Uyuni (Bolivian Salt Flats)
  45. Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazil – Argentina)βœ“ done!
  46. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge (Vancouver), official websiteβœ“ Done!
  47. Visit Hamilton Pool Preserve (near Austin, Texas), official website
  48. Visit the Norwegian Fjords
  49. Visit the GalΓ‘pagos Islands
  50. Visit Easter Island
  51. Drive a F1 car
  52. Swim with sharks
  53. Visit Ladakh
  54. Learn to play a musical instrument
  55. Learn to speak and understand Spanish
  56. Visit Vancouver, Whistler βœ“ Done
  57. Banff, Jasper
  58. Visit Everglades National Park
  59. Meet the pope
  60. Meet the Dalai Lama
  61. Get a Tattoo (probably a bad idea)
  62. See Komodo dragons
  63. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  64. Visit Schlegeis Lake in Tyrol, Austria
  65. Visit Bled, Slovenia
  66. Spend 30 minutes in the quietest room on Earth: The minus-9.4-decibel anechoic chamber at The Orfield Labs in Minneapolis, MN
  67. Hagia Sophia
  68. The Parthenon
  69. Cologne Cathedral
  70. Aachen Cathedral
  71. Egypt Pyramids
  72. Statue or Liberty βœ“ Done!
  73. Taj Mahal
  74. Golden Temple
  75. Jama Masjid
  76. Varanasi Temple
  77. Velankanni Church
  78. Sistine Chapel βœ“ Done
  79. St Peter’s Basilica βœ“ Done
  80. Edinburgh Castle – St Margaret’s Chapel
  81. Rijksmuseum βœ“ Done
  82. Big Ben βœ“ Done
  83. Sagrada Familia βœ“ Done
  84. Alhambra
  85. Sydney Opera House βœ“ Done
  86. Christ the Redeemer
  87. Golden Gate Bridge βœ“ Done
  88. Redwood Forest βœ“ Done
  89. Yosemite βœ“ Done
  90. Grand Canyon βœ“ Done
  91. The Acropolis
  92. The Acropolis replicain Nashville
  93. Great Barrier Reef
  94. The Metropolitan Museum, NYC
  95. St. Vitus cathedral – Prague castle
  96. St. Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow
  97. Machu Pichu – Peru
  98. Roskilde Cathedral
  99. The Alamo – San Antonio βœ“ Done
  100. St. Louis Cathedral – NOLA βœ“ Done
  101. Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal)

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