Bucketlist – A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
Usually the term Bucketlist is usually reserved for people contemplating their own mortality, reminiscing on missed opportunities or fantasizing about the experiences of others. More recently, however the term has been inducted into the world of travel, and referenced in many a conversation by an eclectic audience.
A Wandering Memory was set up to share the experiences we have had, inspire people to try new things and reiterate that a memory is worth is weight in gold! With this in mind, and to celebrate our 1 year anniversary we have decided to share A Wandering Memory’s travel experience Bucketlist in a number of posts over the next few days:
- Base Camp Everest
Mt Everest has captivated the imagination of millions of people from around the world for centuries. It represents the ultimate challenge of gruelling determination, survival, wonder and fulfilment. Literally climbing to the top of the world, a place so cruel and unforgiving it has taken many lives. Categorically mankind is not designed to survive at such altitudes.
I gave up on the dream of conquering its peak years ago; however still yearn to complete the iconic trek to its base camp lying at the foot of the highest mountain on Earth. The fulfilment of conquering just a small piece of this iconic trek is enough to make it onto our Bucketlist.
- Swimming with a Whale or Whale Shark
The mystery of these gigantic creatures enthralls and captivates us. We have been luckier than most in witnessing the beauty of Orcas, Humpback, Sperm and Minke Whales from afar. However after experiencing the thrill of Great White Shark Cage diving, witnessing these majestic creatures in the water just resonates with us. The sheer size and devastating power of these lords of the ocean would be a privilege to experience.
- Visiting the Ghost town of Pripyat (Chernobyl)
The nuclear disaster that rocked the world in 1986, stuck in our memories as very young and influential children. Maybe that is the reason for our fascination with the abandoned town of Pripyat that lies on the northern border of the Ukraine. Having visited Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and witnessing theses cities rebuilt from the first nuclear bombs, a comparison with the true nature of radioactive power, would be fascinating. We believe the town, still abandoned even today, will provide a haunting sense of nature and the brutal realisation of how dangerous a species we truly are.
To be continued…