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3 May 2018

My Ultimate Travel Bucket List


Believe it or not, I've never actually written a travel bucket list.

I'm not sure why, because I write lists for practically everything else in my life - even the things I don't need lists for - but I guess I thought in order to write a travel bucket list, I kind of need to be travelling.

The good news is - here I am!

Even though I'm settled in Sydney, I still class myself as travelling, because it's only a temporary stop for me to fund more travels.

So for the first time, I'm writing a bucket list where I'll hopefully be able to start striking off a couple of points within the nexr year!


1. Skydiving 
Spoiler alert, I'm actually booking to jump 15,000ft out of a plane for my 23rd birthday, so let's hope all goes smoothly and I'll be able to finish the rest of my bucket list!

2. Swim with whale sharks 
In Western Australia, you can swim with the biggest fish in the sea and it's basically all I've been thinking about since I landed.

3. Attend Loi Krathong in Thailand (the floating lantern festival)
The Loi Krathong festival is celebrated on the 12th month of the lunar calendar, which falls in the western month of November and is breathtaking to experience.

4. Eat breakfast with giraffe-shaped-friends
In Kenya, there's a hotel where you are joined for breakfast by a couple of long-legged friends each morning. Can you imagine halving your apple with a giraffe?

5. Hike the Inca Trail
The long hike to Machu Picchu is absolutely iconic and a must-do whilst you're young. South America isn't actually somewhere I've thought about travelling to much, but machu picchu has been on my agenda since a couple of friends did it a few years ago.

6. Swim with wild dolphins
Fun fact: I actually won my Blue Peter badge when, aged 8, I wrote a poem about dolphins. I then stood in front of my door, which was covered in photos of dolphins, holding my favourite dolphin stuffed toys and wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a dolphin on it. So, for my 8-year-old self, I need to do this.

7. Roadtrip in a campervan 
I mean, the main thing holding me back with this is that I can't actually drive... HOWEVER, every single day on the various Aussie backpacker groups I've joined, people post lift offers and road trip offers, so this could be on the horizon!

8. Experience penguins in Pantagonia
My favourite animals - and lots of them. Pantagonia is renowned for its penguin population, how could I not want to visit them in one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Note: I may or may not have been inspired by The Penguin Lessons, one of my new favourite books.

9. Walk the Great Wall of China
This speaks for himself. My stopover in China doesn't count as a sufficient visit to the most populated country in the world.

10. Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia 
I travelled down Turkey, from Istanbul to Bodrum, when I was 18 and it remains one of my favourite countries in the world. But being a young, broke backpacker, I never had a chance to experience the hot air balloons in cappadocia - but I'm desperate to return one day.


Where are you desperate to visit?

I hope I inspired your brains - there is a LOT of world to see!

Love, Alice x








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