Our Bucket List


When I (Tania) was 17 I had a horrible accident that left me in the hospital for 3 months and in and out of hospital for many years after. I remember deciding that when I was better I would not just see the world but attack it with Lee and make the most of it. So on the back of about 12 pieces of paper, in a hospital bed, I wrote my bucket list. It’s stupidly long and a bit random but it means a lot to me . A lot have already been crossed off and a lot have been added over time.

If a item is crossed off we will eventually get around to putting a link to an article about it but for now , as this site is just taking its first tentative steps into the blogashere , here it is:

Our World Trip Bucket List :

  • See the Northern Lights
  • See the Great wall of China
  • See the Forbidden City
  • See Tiananmen Square
  • See the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo
  • See a Volcano in Indonesia
  • See a sunrise over Angkor Wat
  • See the Japanese Macaque snow monkeys
  • See Monkeys in Indonesia
  • Try weasel coffee (Luwak) in Indonesia
  • See the Taipei 101 building
  • See elephants in Thailand
  • Eat the world’s best pad thai
  • Eat a panang curry in Panang
  • Stand on a frozen lake
  • See Niagara falls
  • Try poutine in Toronto
  • Eat a burger in Texas
  • Go to Times Square
  • Go to Rockefeller centre at Christmas
  • See the Statue of Liberty
  • See the Effiel Tower
  • See the Colosseum in Rome
  • Drink in a Italian bar
  • Eat real Italian food
  • Eat real Gelato
  • Eat real Kleftiko in Greece
  • See the Greek ruins in Athens
  • See St. Peters square in Russia
  • See the Grand Canyon.
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See Sumo in Japan
  • See the bamboo forests of Kyoto
  • See Red Panda’s in the Wild
  • Go on Safari in Africa
  • Try a Braai in South Africa
  • See Table mountain in Cape Town.
  • See Victoria and Angel falls in Africa
  • See the American Redwoods
  • See the Beach Penguins of South Africa
  • Eat a Philly cheese steak in Philly
  • Eat pizza in Naples
  •  See a man in a kilt with bag pipes in Scotland
  • Try Guinness in Ireland
  • See Big Ben
  • See an iceberg
  • See the Sydney Opera house
  • Go Whale watching in  Australia
  • Go to Frasier Island in Australia
  •  Eat street food in Hoi An , Vietnam
  • See the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Have a beer at Octoberfest in Germany
  • See the temples in Laos
  • See the orangutans in the wild
  • Climb  in Nepal
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunrise in India
  • Watch Lee play Cricket with kids in India
  • Watch a rugby game in South Africa
  • See the wild life in Sri Lanka
  • See Lemurs in Madagascar
  • See stone henge in England
  • See a rugby game in the millennium stadium in Wales
  • Drink with the locals in The Philippines
  • Have a Thai massage
  • See Seoul Tower
  • Drink Soju with locals in Korea
  • See the seaside city of Busan in Korea
  • Go to Florence – Italy
  • Go to Sicily
  • Sip cocktails in the Caribbean
  • Dance with a tribe in Fiji
  • Have a luau in Hawaii
  • Jump out of a plane in Australia (only Tania wants this)
  • Swim with Sharks  (only Lee wants this)
  • Have a cooking class in Thailand/ Indonesia/ Vietnam
  • Eat redang curry in Redang Malaysia
  • Have a Singapore Sling in Singapore Raffles. (we went to Singapore and DIDN’T do this…so we need to return)
  • Visit Pixar in San Fransisco
  • See autumn in New England America
  • Travel the Chinese countryside
  • Visit the unknown lands of Myanmar
  • Visit a speak easy in Taiwan
  • See the Marble gorges of Halien in Taiwan
  •  Travel on the maglev train in Shanghai
  • Travel first class for free
  • Go to Amsterdam with friends
  • See Venice
  • Go to Hong Kong to see our friends family
  • Go to an island with just us on it.
  • See the Milky way
  • Eat every local food in Vietnam (we ate the top 40 foods so  I think this counts)
  • Try every local beer in Asia
  • See Gorillas in the wild
  • Go to Disney land with Tania’s baby sister.
  • Dance to music in New Orleans
  • Try Grits in Atlanta
  • Go people watching at a real Walmart in America
  • Celebrate Canada Day in Canada
  • Throw paint for Holi Hai in India
  • See Craggy Island in Ireland
  • Stay in a temple over night.
  • Do yoga on the beach at sunrise in Cambodia (Tania may be doing this alone as Lee likes sleep)
  • Play roulette in Vegas
  • Eat Spanish tapas in Madrid
  • See if we can find a bear in Peru
  • See the sloths in Costa Rica
  • Take a dog sled in Norway
  • Eat reindeer in Norway
  • Visit the DMZ
  • Stand on the equator
  • Eat Mongolian lamb
  • Eat Dim sum in China
  • Try Peking Duck in the old land of Peking (now Beijing)
  • Get to Everest Base camp
  • See Rice Paddies
  • Hike an active volcano
  • See the Gilli Isles in Indonesia
  • See the Fields of Temples in Burma
  • Visit the Choco Hills in Bohol, Philippines (not made of Chocolate )
  • See Halong Bay by boat
  • See the mountain ranges of Guilin- China
  • See our friends in Singapore
  • Relax in Chiang Mai in Thailand
  • Have a south east Asian cooking class
  • Visit an empty island in Cambodia
  • Eat real Pho in Vietnam
  • Celebrate Saint David’s Day in Wales
  • Visit the icebergs of Iceland
  • See the Rockies in Canada

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  • Love to see bucket lists with so many entries slashed off. Cheers to a life alive. 🙂 When you do see Niagara Falls, see it in the winter. The ice is unforgettable.

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      Thank you Megan. There are a few ticked off but still a lot to go. Thank you so much for the Niagara Falls advice. We should be moving to Canada next so I will definitely wait till winter to see it (or maybe I’ll see it in every season). 🙂

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