March 03, 2005

Things to do…

Here is the BBC's list of 50 Things To Do Before You Die and my comments therein:

1. Swim with Dolphins This is far too obvious and as Bill Bailey points out, probably a bit scary
2. Scuba dive on Great Barrier Reef
3. Fly Concorde to New York Not actually possible anymore
4. Go whale-watching
5. Dive with sharks No, not after seeing Open Water. No
6. Skydiving
7. Fly in a hot air balloon
8. Fly in a fighter jet
9. Go on safari
10. See Northern Lights I WANT TO DO THIS. This should be number 1
11. Walk the Inca trail to Machu Picchu Huh?
12. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
13. Escape to a paradise Island This is surely a little unspecific
14. Drive Formula 1 car
15. Go white-water rafting Ahha! Have done this
16. Walk Great Wall of China
17. Bungee-jumping
18. Ride Rocky Mountaineer train
19. Drive along Route 66 Why?
20. Grand Canyon helicopter ride
21. Ride the Orient Express
22. See elephants in the wild
23. Explore Antarctica Um, wouldn't this take some time...
24. Ride a motorbike
25. Try ranching
26. Climb Mount Everest Bit excessive, surely
27. Wonder at a waterfall Riiiiiiiight. I guess I've done this
28. Go into space Oh come on
29. Explore the Galapagos Islands
30. Trek through a rainforest
31. Gallop a horse along a beach
32. Ride a camel to the Pyramids
33. Take the Trans-Siberian Railway, Moscow to Vladivostok
34. Catch sunset over Uluru
35. Go wing-walking
36. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro What if you don't want to climb a mountain?!
37. Fly over a volcano
38. Drive a husky sled
39. Hike up a glacier
40. Ride a rollercoaster Uh, yeah
41. Fish for blue marlin
42. Go paragliding
43. Play golf at Augusta, Georgia I don't do golf. Why is this important?
44. Watch mountain gorillas
45. See tigers in the wild
46. Do the Cresta Run, Switzerland
47. Visit Walt Disney World, Florida
48. Gamble in Las Vegas
49.See orang-utans in Borneo
50. Go polar bear watching I want to see if there are any armoured ones...

Ok. So. I've done three of those. And most of the rest are pretty unattainable. Hmmmm… Will compile my own list at a later date…

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  1. The Inca trail is something i must do before i die- it looks amazing. Machu Pichu is the lost Inca city and it's meant to be breathtaking. I am definitly going there (if i can find some sucker to go with).

    03 Mar 2005, 19:33

  2. it IS a bit scary if they're wild – they're all swimming round really fast biting each other and jumping about. but it's so cool.

    03 Mar 2005, 19:39

  3. 5 diown, 45 to go…

    03 Mar 2005, 20:00

  4. Armoured bears? I think they mostly live near the North Pole, rather than the south. If they lived in the south the armour would stop them from catching penguins.

    05 Mar 2005, 12:36

  5. Liz Morgan

    Armoured Bears? You are not a reader of the "His Dark Materials" triology by Phillip Pullman by any chance?? Am actually reading them now as it happens. For the second time.

    I'm going travelling in a few months and will actually be doing a fair few…I've only done two so far but will have done about half of those when I'm done. Does that mean I should just curl up and die sooner if I can done quickly? How rude!

    13 Mar 2005, 23:56

  6. Chas

    Hey perhaps your number one should be to be a little less pessimistic!

    08 Apr 2005, 14:25

  7. Huh, no, it's not MY number one, it's the BBC's… Mine would be to go see the Northern Lights. Did you know that the skeleton of the Dolphin, when compared to all land mammals, shared the most with the wolf…?

    11 Apr 2005, 10:39

  8. Brandon Chatman

    I would love to go there some day

    13 Apr 2005, 18:13

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