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Just before I turned 40 I posted two lists of things I want to do, here is my progress so far:

Ten places I want to go in the next 40 years! (but haven't been yet)
1 Egypt (pyramids, Valley of Kings, Abu Simbel etc)
2 Iceland
3 Taj Mahal (and surrounding area of course!)
4 Greece, Athens and the islands
5 Peru (mayan things)
6 Russia especially Moscow
7 Spain (cities not resorts!)
8 The Caribbean
9 Cornwall
10 San Francisco

Ten things I want to do
1 Go in a hot air balloon
2 Go on the Trans Siberian Express
3 Go paragliding
4 Sail in a felucca
5 Ride in a gondola in Venice
6 Swim with dolphins
7 Go through the Channel Tunnel - DONE
8 Fly over the Grand Canyon
9 Swim in the Dead Sea
10 Visit Neueschwanstein Castle - DONE

Two down, 18 to go, at the current rate I should be finished by the time I'm 50... Perhaps I should start compiling a list for the next decade!!?


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Apr. 17th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
OMG you're going to do all those things soon? Wow, I'm amazed.

Paragliding has a terrible safety record. Do be careful on that one. I think here it's become one of the most dangerous things to do for casual takers.

And I could be jealous, I haven't done anything on your list. Then again, it's not my list *g* I would like to walk in the Grand Canyon. Not fly.

I wonder if I ought to have a list... I think it'd be too unlikely! Steve and I have very different ideas of what's a good trip LOL!
Maybe I'll settle for a book out.
Apr. 17th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
I would really like to do all those things, some I've got real plans for, others... I think they are all realistic possibilities otherwise they wouldn't be on my list!

I love to travel and have new experiences...hence those lists work for me - I think different lists work for different people, but I think we all need dreams. I enjoy thinking how I can transform those dreams to reality!
Apr. 17th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
And I admire your determination. We'll all be watching this space.

Yeah, we all need dreams. Definitely.
Apr. 17th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Dream big...
They say you can't do what you can't imagine! - I'm not sure though, sometimes I surprise myself, I think we all do!
Apr. 17th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Good list!

I was lucky enough to visit the Taj Mahal in 05...it's everything you'd think, and more. Don't waste much time with environs, though...Agra is unbelievably ugly. You'd think that being home to one of the great wonders of the world, they'd clean up a bit? No.
Apr. 17th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
I think wonders often lurk in the most unlikely places... maybe they feel more amazing because of that?

But I'd like to visit Jaipur while I was in India too, and you must be able to get a good curry somewhere?
Apr. 18th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
What a wonderful list! The only places I could cross off are Russia, Spain (parts of)and Cornwall. But I'm with you on the rest, would love to add them to places I've been. As for things to do, I had a gondola many years ago:-)and hot air ballooning is something I've wanted to do for awhile.

Stick with it and do it all.
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)
Stick with it and do it all.
I will definitely try....
Apr. 18th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
If you really want to go paragliding, go with a reputable school - consult Colin! It isn't all that dangerous if you treat it sensibly and have a qualified teacher. There are very few accidents until the point where people do daft stunts and take no notice of the weather - just like hill walking and car driving in fact. But there are so-called schools out there who aren't properly qualified/insured and then there can be problems. The hard thing is to work out which they are!
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