10 Things to do Before You Die

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    I had the idea from my response to another post. Doesn’t have to be 10 and should be travel related and kept clean please!

    To get started, here’s a few from me. More after the match, Boks v All Blacks.

    1. Trip along the Suez, Panama and (can’t remember it’s name but it’s in Greece) Canals.
    2. Visit Australia
    3. Go to an IPL cricket match.


    Go up Table Mountain on a clear day and walk as far as possible from the crowded area near the Cable Station.

    Camp in the Okavango Delta.

    Drive into the Namib Desert, get off the road, and spend a few hours listening to the silence.


    1. Do the Trans-Siberia

    2. Go trekking in Patagonia

    3. Spend a month in total chill-down mode on Tiree


    Great thread Mr LP!

    1. Machu Picchu
    2. Cruise around the Scottish western Isles – Hebridean Princess but like HM the Queen, a private charter (in my dreams!)
    3. Alaska
    4. South Africa – as the DH used to work out there and loved it
    5. Come back to Australia (Am ticking off so many of those overworked boxes right now on our Australian adventure that I will have to work some more on my list! 🙂 )

    Is it the Corinth Canal Mr LP?


    1. Macchu Picchu

    2. African Safari & Kilimanjaro

    3. Brazil & Amazon

    4. Trans-Sibera (Moscow – Ulan Baatar)

    5. North Korea (before the regime fall)


    A messy night out with yours truly…..

    Mantra in Windsor tonight if anyone wants to test it???? :o) xx


    1 Great Wall of Chins
    2 Forbidden Coty
    3. Pyramids Sphinx
    4. Angkor Wat
    5.Machu Picchu
    6. Galapagos
    7.hot springs in Japan
    8 north Korea.
    9. Star Ferry Hong Kong
    10. Verona Opera Festival

    Many many more.

    4568 I have still to do


    1. Machu Picchu
    2. Swimming in the Indian Ocean
    3. Ferry from Algeciras to Tangier
    4. A night out in Lisbon or Seville
    5. Dancing samba in a Rio favela

    Things to do: Easter Island + many more, including Africa overland.


    Nice one LP, and in no particular order..

    1. Hawaii
    2. South America, including Falklands and Antarictic
    3. Cruise up the Baltics
    4. Train across Canada
    5. Trans Siberian
    6. Japan
    7. More parts of Australia and New Zealand not already seen
    8. US Open
    9. Complete all passenger lines in UK and Ireland
    10. China

    plus many more. Too many places, not enough time


    @ Binman62 – 15/09/2012 10:21 GMT

    An impressive selection and I can fully endorse (1), (2), (9) and (10). Having just done the Great Wall of China, the place to go is Mutianyu NE of Beijing – it’s quieter and set in a rugged set of hills with almost precipitous climbs in places. Whilst you are in Beijing and doing (2) also take in the Summer Palace (midweek and not on public holidays) and a MUST do is to take in an event at the stunning National Centre for the Performing Arts. The most amazing piece of modern architecture I have seen anywhere in the world. The acoustic is quite reasonable as well.

    1. The Trans-Siberian from Moscow for a return trip to Ulaan Bataar and the “Big Sky” of Mongolia – and then onto Beijing for
    2. The Silk Road and Xi’an for the Terracotta Army
    3. Northern Japan
    4. Burma – before it becomes yet another Coca-Cola destination.
    5. The mountain and hill railways of northern India: Darjeeling and then around to Nagaland and Manipur.
    6. Off piste skiing on the un-skied slopes of Kashmir – presumably dodging Pakistani shelling.
    7. Rio 2016 Olympics?
    8. A return trip to Sicily to take in the interior and not just the coast.
    9. A return trip to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and propping up the bar in Korcula.
    10. Learning to tango in Buenos Aires – assuming that Kirchner doesn’t declare war on us first.

    I had better get on with saving my Avios (and hoping for availability)


    North Korea and any other “closed” country


    1. African safari
    2. Indochina (mainly Angkor complex, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An)
    3. Spanish colonial cities in Latin America (Mexico City, Antigua, Quito, Cuzco, Cartagena, Havana, etc)
    4. Mongolia
    5. Trip up the Amazon
    6. Australia and New Zealand


    Iguazu Falls Brazil/Argentina (Argentina better)
    Victoria falls
    Perito Moreno Argentina
    Atacama Desert Chile
    Amalfi coast
    Jet boating New Zealand
    Uxmal mexico
    teotihicuan mexico
    Great barrier reef Australia
    can’t remember name but drive along northern coast of Maui scary but worth it

    this is 10 but imo could add at least another 20


    I was fortunate to visit Tripoli twice before the revolution. I experienced hospitality the like of which I have never had anywhere before.
    The national mueum in martyrs square/ formerly Green square was astonishing. Would love to go back and see the other great Roman sites as well as again walk around the old city of Tripoli unmolested or harranged by people trying to flog something.
    I stumbled across a church which I had not expected in Tripoli….great experience

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