BUCKETLIST

Hello peeps,

this is our personal Bucketlist of things that we always wanted to do in life and also the things we were lucky to have already experienced. We are mainly looking for crazy unexpected stories, and beautiful breath-taking sites that our grandchildren shall be delighted to hear from us. After all, who wants to be a boring granddad/grandma 😉 So here is to the crazy daring people who see life as a potion one should down at ones. For those who want the whole cake instead of a piece and for those who agree that here is no other option than to just be a doer. This site will be updated as we go and find new interesting places worth visiting. We very much hope for you to do be inspired to do the same and make the most of this splendid life.

AFRICA: 

  • Complete the World’s Largest Timed Cycle Race, Cape Argus, 109km (South Africa) ✓
  • Do a river rafting tour and float down a waterfall (South Africa)  
  • Do a beach horse trail  ride (South Africa)     
  • Do the warrior jump dance with the Maasai tribe  (Kenya/Tanzania)    ✗
  • Hike Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)      ✗
  • Do abseiling from Table Mountain and face your fear of heights (South Africa)  
  • Sleep next to elephants and ride on them (South Africa)       ✓
  • Fly a private plane (and don’t crash it lol ) (South Africa)      
  • Ride a camel in the desert       ✗
  • Go to AfrikaBurn and camp in the Karoo desert (South Africa)       
  • Go wine tasting by visiting the oldest wine estate (South Africa)     ✓ 
  • See a whale and fall in love with the beauty of these creatures (South Africa)      
  • See the Vic Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) ✗
  • See Endangered Mountain Gorillas in the Wild (Uganda/Rwanda ✗
  • Stay at the Giraffe Manor and have breakfast with Giraffes (Kenya) ✗
  • Spent a night in Zanzibar ✗
  • Visit the abandoned city of Kolmanskop (Namibia) ✗
  • Visit the dead trees of Deadvlei  and walk across Sossusvlei (Namibia) ✗
  • See the stunning Pyramids of Giza (Egypt) ✗

ASIA: 

  • Celebrate “Holy” (India)       ✗
  • Visit the ancient city Petra in Jordan and attend the night show  (Jordan)   
  • Dance on the Red Square, (Russia)       ✓
  • Watch the nutcracker in the Bolshoi Theater (Russia)      
  • Eat @ 1/50 top restaurants of the world, (Russia)     
  • Walk in an upside down house, (Russia )     
  • Scooter through Vietnam 
  • Climb “The Heavenly Stairs” (China)     ✗
  • Sleep in a Yurt  (Kasachstan)    ✗
  • Go ice-skating in the beautiful and most biggest ice rink on earth (Russia)      
  • Visit the biggest and oldest Bazaar in the world and haggle (Turkey)    ✓
  • Participate in a Tea Ceremony (Japan)     ✗
  • Walk along the Great Wall (China)
  • Ride in a Tuk Tuk  (Vietnam)    ✓
  • Walk through the Kawachi Fuji Garden (Japan) ✗
  • Visit the Taj Mahal (India) ✗
  • Travel by rickshaw (India) ✗
  • Spend a night in the desert: Jaisalmer camel tour (India) ✗
  • Visit the Leshan Giant Buddha  (China) ✗
  • Spent a night at Halong Bay on a ship (Vietnam) ✗
  • Visit the Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, (China) ✗
  • See the Temples of Bagan within central Burma (Myanmar) ✗
  • Visit Cappadocia and take a hot-air balloon ride (Turkey) ✗
  • Walk through the bamboo forest of Arashiyama: Kyoto (Japan) ✗
  • See the breathtaking terraced rice fields of Mù Cang Chải (Vietnam) ✗
  • Visit Paro Taktsang, also known as “The Tiger’s Nest” monastery (Bhutan)  ✗

EUROPE:

  • Run a (youth) marathon and win a prize, (Germany)       
  • Visit all the Christmas markets in Munich and get drunk on Glühwein    
  • Go slaying in winter and end up in a heap of snow (Germany)       
  • Climb the ‘cupola’ of St Peter’s Basilica  + write a postcard (Vatican City)      
  • Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium & ‘get fat or die trying’..  (Belgium)     
  • Walk through most beautiful spring garden in the world, Keukenhof  (Netherlands)   
  • Smile back at Mona Lisa and take a nap afterwards in the Louvre (France)     
  • Visit the most romantic monument – the Eiffel Tower (France) 
  • Eat a delicious crêpe in Paris (France) 
  • Celebrate 14 juillet 2017 sur l’avenue des Champs-Elysées  (France) 
  • Rub a Ginnie lamp and free the jinn in Istanbul (Turkey)      
  • Have a morning shower under a waterfall (Switzerland)      
  • Hike in the Swiss alps (Lago di Robiei) (Switzerland) 
  • Walk on the Cliffs of Moher (Ireland) ✗
  • Do a sleep over in a mountain cottage after a long hike (Switzerland) 
  • Go Skiing in the most famous “Kitzbühel (Austria)
  • Attend SAIL  (biggest maritime manifestation) + watch ships roll in  (Netherlands)    
  • Hear the muslim call to prayer and attend a prayer ceremony (Turkey)       
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery and indulge in the glorious art work       ✗
  • Celebrate kings day in orange clothes (Netherlands )     
  • Visit a beautiful castle (San Marino) 
  • Take a tour on a super yacht and celebrate carelessly (Monaco)    
  • Go to a beerfest in the bavarian upper lands  (Germany)   ✓
  • Experience a Russian winter (once is enough)      ✓
  • Try to get Buckingham palace soldiers to laugh 😀   (UK)     ~
  • Play on Europe’s biggest playgrounds and channel your inner kind (Netherlands)   ✓ 
  • See the sunset in Santorini (Greece)       
  • Look at Michelangelo’s David in Florence and try not to blush (Italy)     
  • Ensure a safe return to Rome by throwing a coin over your shoulder (Italy) 
  • Walk across the most beautiful Ponte vecchio (Italy)      
  • Go cycling and enjoy the beautiful windmills and landscape (Netherlands) 
  • Take a bath in the Blue Lagoon Hot Springs (Iceland)      
  • Walk across the amazing Black Sand Beach (Faroe Islands)  
  • See the breathtaking Northern lights – Aurora Borealis (Sweden/Finnland etc)  
  • Visit the worlds oldest zoo (Austria)  
  • Ride in a Gondola and have a romantic conversation (Italy)    
  • Let go of a floating lantern on the beach, (Greece)      
  • Stand in a telephone box in London and make a random call   (UK)  
  • Listen to the hourly sounds of Big Ben (UK)
  • Take a red bus to explore London (UK)
  • Visit a prison & learn something about history (Germany)     
  • Cross the intersection at Abbey Road & sing “yellow submarine” (UK)      ✗
  • Straddle 2 hemispheres, 2 timezone & travel in time (UK)      
  • Cycle around Berlin and visit the Reichstag (Germany) 
  • Visit the northernmost settlement of Svalbard (Norway) ✗
  • See the Moravian Fields (Czech Republic) ✗

AUSTRALIA:

  • Feed a koala bear & Kangaroo  ✗
  • Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef (Citizen Scientist) ✗
  • Visit Lake Hilllier ✗
  • Drive by the 12 Apostles — a collection of limestone stacks — on a trip along Great✗Ocean Road in Victoria ✗
  • Witness a sunrise at Uluru ✗
  • Hike through the eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales ✗
  • Traverse the continent by rail on The Ghan, from Darwin to Adelaide. ✗
  • Surf “The Pass” at Byron Bay on a longboard ✗

NORTH AMERICA:

  • Feed the swimming Pig in Exuma on the Bahamas      ✗
  • Gamble for one night in Vegas (USA)       ✗
  • Party hard in Miami  (USA)   
  • Skate in GorkyPark (biggest ice rink on earth) & be a figure skater, RU      
  • Snorkel with sea turtles (Caribbean)
  • Doze off in an glass igloo and have a drink at an icebar  (Alaska)      ✗
  • See a beautiful Broadway musical (USA)      ✗
  • Do the Polar Plunge (USA)     ✗
  • Do a road trip through America from West to East Coast + Drive Route 66  (USA)     ✗
  • Visit the Maya site of Chichén Itzá (Mexico) ✗
  • Visit the Yellowstone National Park, the oldest national park (USA)  ✗
  • Kiss on the Times Square and visit the statue of liberty in New York (USA)

SOUTH AMERICA: 

  • Go to the day of the dead- Día de Muertos, Mexico       ✗
  • Take the Inka Trail, (Peru)        ✗
  • Get your own hand-knitted alpaca sweater (Peru) ✗
  • Walk across the Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)  ✗
  • See the river of five colours (Colombia) ✗
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) ✗
  • Climb Machu Pichu  or take the train from Cusco (Peru) ✗
  • Swing at the End of the World in Banos (Ecuador) ✗
  • See the Moai Statues on Easter Island, (Chile)  ✗
  • Do a Canopy Walk in the Amazon (Peru) ✗
  • Visit theAngel Falls, (Venezuela) ✗
  • Visit the Sacred Valley (Peru) ✗
  • See the Geysers el de Tatio (Chile) ✗
  • See the colourful houses of Buenos Aires (Argentinia)  ✗

GENERAL:

  • Sleep in a hammock under the stars     
  • Catch a firefly and keep it in a jar       ✗
  • Share a conversation with a homeless person      
  • Get married (29.12.2015♥)       
  •  Find a four leaf clover       ✗
  • Start a jar of memories       ✗
  • Get matching tattoos     
  • Learn how to sail and cross an ocean       ✗
  • Ride on the back of a motorcycle      
  • Learn chess and play against a pro       ✗
  • Finish our studies        ✗
  • Read Harry Potter in 4 languages      
  • Work on an organic farm, live autarchic       ✗
  • Record a song together      ✓
  • Knit something and donate it to charity      
  • Write a cookbook (E-book counts)       ✗
  • Play in a band and play a live show      
  • Volunteer in the townships       
  • Learn a new language      
  • Learn to skateboard       
  • Do a crazy cooking course       ✗
  • Donate hair to locks of love       ✗
  • Meet our doppelgänger       ✗
  • Donate blood for a good cause       
  • Play piano to a big audience      
  • Design your own piece of clothing and make it      
  • Watch Ronaldo take a free-kick live      
  • Star in a Hollywood movie (or just an extra)       
  • Throw a dart at a map and travel wherever it lands        ✗
  • Go skinny dipping in the lake      
  • Jump out of an airplane       ✗
  • Record your own song (professionally)       
  • Volunteer on every continent       ✗
  • Learn a martial arts     
  • Go to a masquerade ball     
  • Learn an instrument      
  • Take part in a flashmob      ✗
  • Spend a night in a tree house      
  • Visit a castle and pretend you are sword-fighting      
  • Clim a lighthouse and enjoy the amazing view      
  • Watch a World Cup final game      ✗
  •  Go Kayaking      
  • Go camping on the beach       ✗
  • Do cliff-diving       ✗
  • Drink and be marry with people who don’t speak the same language      
  • Light a candle in every church in every country you ever visit      
  • Plant a tree and watch  it grow      
  • Dress up for Halloween and spook around the city     
  •  Go surfing & kite surfing       
  • See a  full lunar/solar eclipse