Bucket list

The bucket list Life To Do List
(bucket list; a list of things to do before you die a.k.a. “kick the bucket” – in my interpretation rather; things you would like to do, while living; Life to-do-list).

I think that everyone ought to create a list, short, long, modest or ambitious:

  • Putting dreams (goals) into spoken/written words make them come true.
  • Living now; time is scarce; so many people to meet, so much to see.
  • Avoid wasting time, go explore and share happiness.

My list is 1) incomplete (much is on daily agenda instead), 2) open to suggestions and
3) dreamy, unrealistic (money-wise), but my husband tells me to dream big.

– Go dolphin watching/swimming
– Go whale watching
√ Hike on the Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
√ Visit Cuevas del Drach, Mallorca, Spain (till now 3 x, it’s awesome).

√ Visit Postojnska Jama (cave), Slovenia (huge, but you go by cave train …).
– Visit Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA
√ See the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA (saw/stayed by North Rim and South Rim)

– See the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
– See La grotte de Lascaux, France
√ See Niagara Falls (Canada and USA) (two different trips)
√ Sail on the Nile, Egypt (part of Egypt two-week trip)
– See the Northern Light (Northern Norway)
√ Ski in Austria (Bad Gastein)
√ Ski in the Alps, France (Val d’Isere)
√ Ski in Italy (Canazei, Gressoney, Sestriere, Livigno a.o.) 
√ Ski in Norway (Hemsedal, Trysil a.o.)
√ Ski in Switzerland (St. Moritz, Ebnat Kappel)
√ Ski in Sweden (Stöten)

– Ski in Canada
– Freedive in Malta
√ Snorkel in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand 
√ Swim in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Visit the California Redwoods, USA
– Visit Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
√ Visit Yosemite National Park, California, USA
√ Walk to / stand on Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway

√ Walk the Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece

Visit great / interesting cities
√ Amsterdam
√ Bangkok
√ Barcelona
√ Belfast

– Cape Town

√ Copenhagen
√ Dubai
– Delhi
√ Dublin
√ Edinburg
– Goa
√ Helsinki
√ Hong Kong
– Jerusalem
– Kuala Lumpur
 Las Vegas
√ London 
√ Los Angeles
√ Miami 
– Moscow
– Mumbai
√ Munich
√ New Orleans
√ New York
√ Oslo
√ Prague
√ Paris
– Rio
√ Rome
√ San Francisco
– Shanghai
√ St. Petersburg

√ Singapore
– Sydney
– Tokyo

Visit exciting countries/places
– Visit every continent
– Antarktis
Australia (Perth, judge 3. AER GYM WC 1997)
– Bahamas
– Borneo
– the Easter Islands
– the Galapagos Islands
√ Greenland (Thule Air Base and Ice Cap, 77N, as consultant)
– Hawaii
Iceland (twice, fitness workshop visit)
– Kenya
– Key West
– Maldives
– Morocco
– New Zealand
– Seychelles
– South Africa
√ Tanzania
√ Tunesia

Visit / watch architecture and art, culture
Visit the Alexandria Library, Egypt
√ Visit the Audi Museum, Ingolstadt, Germany

√ Visit the Burj al Arab (7 star hotel), Dubai
√ Go to top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (829.84 m, 2723 ft), Dubai
√ See the Colosseum, Rome
√ Visit Disney World, Orlando, Florida
√ Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
√ Stand on the middle of Golden Gate Bridge
√ Visit the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA 
– Visit the Great Wall of China
Visit the Guggenheim Museum (and Prado Museum), Bilbao, Spain
√ Visit Hoover Dam (and saw the power plant), Nevada/Arizona, USA
√ Visit the Kennedy Space Centre, FL, USA
(see the Apollo Rockets, wauw)

√ Visit Kotor, Montenegro, ‘stair’ climb to top of fortifications (1350 steps), 05.2014
Visit Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), Köln, Germany
√ The Louvre, Paris, France
– Walk to and see Machu Picchu, Peru
√ Visit the Mercedes Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
– Visit Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
– Visit the Opera House, Sydney
Visit the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
See the Pyramids, Egypt 
√ Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty (crown), NYC
Visit / go to top of St. Pauls Cathedral, London
√ Visit / go to top of St. Peters Basilica, Rome (Basilica di San Pietro)

– See Stonehenge, England
– See the Taj Mahal, India
– See the Terracotta Warriors, China
Visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel (it is breathtaking, see if in Rome)
– Visit Versailles (castle), France
√ Visit the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
√ Go to the top of the World Trade Center, NYC

Events, sport and performances (live)
– Watch a Formel 1 race
– Watch Le Mans
Watch NBA Basketball, Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1995
– Watch NHL Hockey, Madison Square Garden, NYC

Experience Oktoberfest in Munich, 1996
– Watch an Olympic game
– Watch Tennis at Wimbledon
Watch a West End show (theatre), London
√ Watch a Broadway show (theatre), New York (Stomp) 
√ Watch a World Championship (saw Trampoline WC, judge at 7 AER Gym WC) 

Activities, rides
√ Climb (only a climbing wall, though, even if super exercise not a favourite), 2000
Drive an Audi A8, 2004-

√ Drive an Audi R8, 2008
√ Drive a BMW, 1997
√ Drive a Camaro
, 2005

– Drive a Corvette
– Drive a Dodge Viper
– Drive a Ferrari
√ Drive a Jaguar, 2013
√ Drive a Land Rover (Defender), 2013
√ Drive a Mercedes, 2010+
– Drive a Porsche
Drive a Range Rover Sport, 2009-
Fly with a jumbojet (top floor)

√ Fly with the 380 (worlds largest plane, 2012)
√ Go on a cruise
(Mediterranean West, Mediterranean East, Baltic, Nile)

Judge a World Championship (AER Gym, 7 WC, 1995-2004, 1 EC)
– Photo safari in Africa

√ Rappel (only down a building, though), 2000
√ Ride a camel

√ Ride an elephant
Ride a horse
– Ride a Segway
√ Ride the Ferrari World Rollercoaster
, Abu Dhabi, UAE (why?!) 2012
√ Ride Colossus Rollercoster
, Six Flags Magic Mountain, CA, USA (why?!) 1998

– Ride the Orient Express
– Ride the Rovos Rail
– Ride the Trans Siberian Railway
– Ride the Trans Tibetan Railway
√ Participate in a running event, my first; 23.8.14, hometown, 5 km, 1. place W!
Sail in a Gondola in Venice, 1997, 2010
√ Walk on a slack line (only briefly …)
Write a series of books (had a vision and became published author, 2000-)

Some things (buzzing in my brain) are not on the list , however, loving life and due to certain former experiences, I am a bit careful … having learned from Per Wimmer, entrepreneur, record breaker, space cadet, that you have to calculate the risk carefully, consider the pros and cons – which I am …

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