So this morning there was a list on one of the blogs that I LOVE;
(it's a great blog, check it out!) and I decided that I should make one too. The idea has been rattling around in my head for a while, but I'd never thought about getting around to it..
10 Places I Want To Visit:
The huge rock formations in Mali (heck, Mali itself looks incredible! It has Timbuktu!)
Madagascar, to see the geckos! And lemurs and chameleons and tree frogs...
Tanzania, for the lake and everything else!
Malawi - one of the guys I work with comes from there and the stories he's told me about it make me very keen to go and see it for myself! Lake Malawi is a plus as well!
Namibia - I love the bits of desert I've been to and I'd love to see real desert, and spend some time going along the skeleton coast. My grandmother grew up in/near Windhoek and I'd love to see her country!
South America - I'm not sure where exactly yet. I'd like to do a mega tour and spend a few months there. The rain forest has always fascinated me and I'd love to see it for myself!
Mongolia - ever since I watched the Long Way Round I've wanted to go there, it looked incredible!
Japan - after all of Sarah's stories as well as the stories from Ms MC's trip earlier this year I have to go and see it!
Antarctica (i.e. my obsession since I was about 10)
Australia - Great Barrier Reef! Plus I've never seen a kangaroo (not even in a zoo) and I feel that it's unfair that I've fed kangaroo to a cheetah without seeing a live one...
10 Random Things I Want To Accomplish
Get a PhD (very random, I know!)
Run 10 km (I can just about do 3 now!)
Do the Freedom Challenge (it's a mountain bike race from The Drakensberg to Cape town, over a maximum of 26 days) besides the obvious training and stuff I'd have to do, my main holdup is that you aren't allowed a GPS and with my sense of direction I'd probably end up cycling to Swaziland by accident...
See a cuttlefish in the wild. They're totally my favourite animals!
Go abseiling. I tried once but I was WAY too scared of heights. as I'm mostly over it now (thanks lizards!) I'd like to see if I could. Kind of like poking an old bruise to see if it still hurts...
Fly in a microlight.
Go in a hot air balloon. Or a helicopter. Either really.
See real snow (that one whole centimetre we got a few years ago doesn't count! I want to build a snowman and have a snowball fight and drink cocoa while shivering!)
Have a photograph published
Climb Kilimanjaro (I know I know, it's lame, but I really want to!)
10 Things I Want To Try
Thai food in Thailand
Real sailing, like a long-term mega-trip (so I can get over the pesky seasickness)
Jump on a random train in Europe and see where I end up
Make meringues without setting the house on fire (true story!)
Going to a metal concert in Finland
Chocolate in Switzerland