The Traveler’s Bucket List

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made famous from the movie Bucket List

Where are you going? Bucket list
What’s on your bucket list ?

 

what's on your bucket list
The way, bucket list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s a bucket list? Well, before you kick the bucket you make a list of all the must see places you wish to see before you die. In the movie, ‘The Bucket List’, the two main character both have terminal illness and they wish to break out of their normal routine and they make a list of things they want to do before they die and start doing them. An excellent movie, it made the concept well-known terminology, and ask anyone, most will have a bucket list.

I started making my bucket list a few years back, and every year we tick off a few items off our list. The ones that will take more planning and execution will have to wait until the children are bigger.

The Traveler’s Bucket List

self tours congo gorillas

#1 Congo- Meeting the silverback gorilla in the jungles of the congo. A guided tour, where they take you hiking through the overgrown jungle, until you make your way to the gorilla group of ten.

south america's inca ruin

#2 Machu Picchu, South America – 15th century abandoned Inca City, that was voted a new seven wonder of the world and declared a UNESCO heritage site. This city has been under restoration for decades, giving tourists a better idea of what the city was like. It was believed to be abandoned in 1524, after 2/3 of the population died from small-pox, after the Spanish arrived.

Dreaming of Morocco

#3 Deserts of Morocco- Images of riding camel back across a hot sandy desert spring from my imagination. An experience waiting for us when the children are old enough to enjoy it.

gentle giant of the sea
Whale Shark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Swimming with a whale shark at Ningaloo Reef – I would love to snorkel with one of these gentle giants located between Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay. It is one of 15 national parks in Australia.

 

 

Indian Yoga retreat
Yoga Retreat India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Indian Yoga Retreat – Perhaps idea made famous by the book Eat, Pray, Love, I love the idea of going to India and learning the art of Yoga. Before children I was very much into Yoga, and for years this was my morning routine. I would love to pick it back up for the second half of my life to centre myself and stay focused on my goals.

st james pilgrimage route
Camino

#6 The Camino de Santiago de Compostela -also known by the English names Way of St. James, St. James’s Way, St. James’s Path, St. James’s Trail, Route of Santiago de Compostela,and Road to Santiago,is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes (most commonly the Camino Francés or French route) to the shrine of the apostle St. James the great in the Cathedral of Santiago de COmpostela in Galicia  in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat, for their spiritual growth.

My Short Term Bucket List From 40 Before 40

  1. Paris – Eiffel Tower Lookout √
  2. Paris – Tour Boat on the Seine River √
  3. Paris – Arche de Triomphe √
  4. Paris – Champs Elysees √
  5. Andorra -Mushing (in Seturia)
  6. Andorra – Horseback Riding through snow
  7. Venice Italy – Classic Gondola Ride √
  8. Venice Italy – Basilica di San Marco √
  9. Rome Italy – Vatican City
  10. Rome Italy – Colosseum
  11. Rome Italy – Pantheon
  12. Florence Italy – Piazza della Signoria
  13. Florence Italy – The Campanile bell tower in Piazza del Duomo
  14. Florence Italy – The Baptistery of John the Baptist
  15. Ferry Ride to Corsica
  16. Corsica – Ajaccio
  17. Corsica – Propriano
  18. Morocco – Hercules’s Cave Tangier
  19. Morocco – Visit a Tannery
  20. Moroccan – Beach Swim
  21. Morocco – Petit Socco for mint tea
  22. Morocco – Grande Socco for mint tea
  23. Morocco – Place Du France evening stroll
  24. Morocco – Tangier American Legation Museum
  25. Hot Air Balloon (Andorra?)
  26. Visit Tim in Greece

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When we meet the people who stay in Le Petit Platane, our little apartment rental here in Capestang, France, we listen to their stories and we ask…

Where are you from?

What brings you to Capestang?

Where else have you been?

Where are the must see places to add to my bucket list?

If you only had one year left to live, what would you see?

Sometimes, we get to know them quite well and even stay in touch long after the few nights renting our holiday home.

I decided to start this list of must see places based on our guests. Now that’s my Hamori Bucket List so far.

 

 

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