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Bucket List

We’ve all, at some point, thought about that trip we want to take or that activity we want to do. But then, routine kicks in and we forget all about it. I’ll tell you a secret that you probably already know: you’re more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down than if you don’t.

Looking back, my first trip wasn’t part of any bucket list; in fact, I didn’t even have a list back then but the trip certainly became a trigger for me to have one. It opened my eyes to a new world that I, knew existed but, was oblivious to. So I started writing down the experiences I wanted to have in this new world and soon, I found myself fulfilling them, one by one. Now, the more I see of the world, the more of it I want to see.

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

John Muir

Needless to say, the list – of places I want to visit, of adventures I want to go on, of challenges I want to take on, and more – has only grown with time. My Bucket List is ‘filled’ with experiences that will help me learn and grow as an individual and I can’t wait to cross them off the list. As you can see, it is already in progress. So, in no specific order, here’s what’s on my list:

1. Take a cruise to explore Antarctica
2. Gaze at the majestic Angel Falls in Venezuela
3. Get drunk at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
4. Explore the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
5. Spread my arms standing under Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
6. Do a road trip from Delhi to London (yes, it’s possible!)
7. Walk the Great Wall of China
8. Bungee jump off Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe
9. Take a trip to North Korea
10. Cross an international border on foot
11. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration at Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya
12. Watch Germany play at the FIFA World Cup (anywhere in the world)
13. Feel tiny at the Colosseum in Rome
14. Attend a TED Talk on Self-improvement
15. Watch a game at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London
16. Ride the Peru Rail to Machu Picchu (What about hiking the Inca trail?)
17. See the Northern Lights in Alaska, USA
18. Visit the ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico
19. Quad bike to The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
20. Trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal
21. Marvel at the Taj Mahal in India
22. Explore the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala
23. Give a TED Talk on my story
24. Float in the Dead Sea
25. Visit Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame in Australia
26. Go Skydiving
27. Edge walk at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada
28. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
29. Drive on the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado, USA
30. Visit an active volcano
31. Go crazy at the La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain
32. Rodelbahn (slide) down the Swiss Alps in Switzerland
33. ???

Keep watching this space for updates!

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