My Bucket List

Places to Go

  1. Iceland
  2. Greenland
  3. Spain (2004)
  4. France (2012)
  5. England (2011-12)
  6. Scotland (2011, 2012)
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy (2011, 2012, 2014)
  9. Hungary (2012)
  10. Czech Republic (2012)
  11. Austria (2012)
  12. Germany (2012)
  13. Sweden (2008)
  14. Finland (2008)
  15. Norway (2008)
  16. Estonia (2008)
  17. Denmark (2008)
  18. Greece
  19. Albania
  20. Turkey (2012)
  21. Morocco (2011)
  22. Egypt
  23. Jordan
  24. Israel
  25. Lebanon
  26. Iran
  27. Iraq
  28. UAE
  29. Qatar (2012)
  30. Nepal (2010)
  31. India (2013, 2016)
    1. Rajasthan (2016)
    2. Delhi (2016)
    3. Mumbai (2013)
    4. Hydrabad (2013)
    5. Tamil Nadu (2016)
    6. Bangalore (2016)
    7. Kerala (2016)
    8. Uttar Pradesh
    9. West Bengal
    10. Assam
    11. Orissa / Odisha
    12. Himachal Pradesh
    13. Gurjat
  32. Sri Lanka
  33. Pakistan
  34. Afghanistan
  35. Myanmar (2015)
  36. Bhutan
  37. Indonesia
  38. The Philippines
  39. Malaysia (2011)
  40. Thailand (2011, 2015)
  41. Laos (2015)
  42. Cambodia (2011, 2013)
  43. Vietnam (2010)
  44. Taiwan (2009, 2010, 2014)
  45. Japan (2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) (27/47)
    1. Hokkaidō
    2. Aomori
    3. Iwate
    4. Miyagi
    5. Akita
    6. Yamagata
    7. Fukushima
    8. Ibaraki
    9. Tochigi
    10. Gunma
    11. Saitama
    12. Chiba
    13. Tōkyō
    14. Kanagawa
    15. Niigata
    16. Toyama
    17. Ishikawa
    18. Fukui
    19. Yamanashi
    20. Nagano
    21. Gifu
    22. Shizuoka
    23. Aichi
    24. Mie
    25. Shiga
    26. Kyōto
    27. Ōsaka
    28. Hyōgo
    29. Nara
    30. Wakayama
    31. Tottori
    32. Shimane
    33. Okayama
    34. Hiroshima
    35. Yamaguchi
    36. Tokushima
    37. Kagawa
    38. Ehime
    39. Kōchi
    40. Fukuoka
    41. Saga
    42. Nagasaki
    43. Kumamoto
    44. Ōita
    45. Miyazaki
    46. Kagoshima
    47. Okinawa
  46. Korea
  47. China
    1. South China (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
    2. Shanghai Delta (2012)
    3. Beijing (2014)
    4. Yunnan
    5. Sichuan
    6. Tibet
    7. Xinjiang
  48. Tajikistan
  49. Kazakhstan
  50. Guatemala
  51. Brazil
  52. Peru
  53. Chile
  54. Argentina
  55. Ecuador
  56. Venezuela
  57. Mexico
  58. Bolivia
  59. Nigeria
  60. Ghana
  61. Ethiopia
  62. Botswana
  63. Madagascar
  64. Rawanda
  65. Kenya
  66. Tanzania
  67. Democratic Republic of Congo
  68. New Zealand

 

 Things to Do

  • Learn to write Chinese and Japanese fluently
  • Take the trains across India (especially sleeper) (2016)
  • Take the Trans-Siberian Rail
  • Take the train up to the tip of Scotland
  • Go up to the Tibetan Plateau on the Sichuan side
  • Chart a camping / trekking trip
  • Volunteer with a social work NGO (2011, 2013 in Cambodia)
  • Volunteer on a farm (2015)
  • Solo backpacking trip in a developing country (many times)
  • See the dessert (Morocco, 2011)
  • Off-road cycling (2010, Nepal)
  • Long-Distance cycling trip (2014 in the UK and Taiwan)
  • Go on a multi-day walking trip (2015, Shikoku)
  • Walk the Appalacian Trail
  • Walk the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Hike the Inca Trail
  • Hike the Kumano Kodo
  • Do the Kyushu temple pilgrimage
  • Climb Mount Ishizuchi in Shikoku
  • Camp in Garibaldi National Park
  • Yosemite
  • Road trip through the US
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Ride an elephant (January, 2011)
  • See the tepuis in Venezuela
  • Walk along Africa’s Great Rift Valley
  • Cycle from Vancouver down to Portland
  • Work in Portland
  • Go to an Indian wedding
  • Skydiving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Sea Kayaking trip

2 responses to “My Bucket List

  1. Hi. I stumbled upon your blog entirely by accident. Delightful. Wonderful tone. Writing to you today from Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken. Today I was in attendance at the Shikoku Ohenro Tomo-no-Kai and have somehow found myself in the midst of working on a most wonderful project with the group. Your account of your experience is marvelous. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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    • Hi Mark! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. It means a lot! Takamatsu! Now that is nostalgic. If you can get your hands on it, make sure you get the local Japanese map of all the udon shops. They’re sorted by TIME because their shops are literally open: early morning, regular day hours, dinnertime, and late night.

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