Sunday, March 3, 2013

My 'Travel' Bucket List

It wasn't so long ago that I was enjoying myself in Greece, and just 2 months later I am starting to feel the need to take to the skies and travel again. I have 2 days of leave to clear by end of March and with the Good Friday holiday, I get 6 days to go anywhere I want. 

I'm still feeling the pinch from my Greek adventure, so I'm thinking of going to Bali. Believe it or not, I've never actually been to Bali. In fact, there are lots of Asian countries and cities that I've not yet traveled to. So, it's time to start conquering South East Asia!

Truth be told, I started this list before my Greece trip last year, but I never got around to finishing it or posting it. Today, I just started my bucket list which can be seen in my blog Entitled To Opinion. So what better time than now to start my 'travel' bucket list. This will be a list of all the places I want to go to one day and all the things I want to do there. I'm sure this list will forever be changing, but at least I have a list to fall back on and start checking it off my list. So here goes...


Go to the top of Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
See a lunar rainbow at Victoria Falls also know as Mosi-oa-Tunya (Zambia) * UNESCO World Heritage Site


See the Aurora Australis (Antartica) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Observe the Penguins in their natural habitat (Antartica)


Marvel at the construction genius of Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Climb the steps of the Great Wall Of China (China) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
See the Great Pyramids (Egypt) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vist the Taj Mahal (India) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the old city of Jerusalem (Israel) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Japan) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit Itsukushima Shrine (Japan) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Go to Petra (Jordan) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Stay a week in Jeju Island (Korea)
Explore the archeological site of Troy (Turkey) * UNESCO World Heritage Site


See the Aurora Borealis (Finland)
Watch the sun set and rise in Oia, Santorini (Greece)
Visit the monasteries at Metéora (Greece)
Walk the streets of Venice (Italy) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Go to the Red Square and check out the Pokrovsky Cathedral aka Saint Basil's Cathedral (Russia)
Explore the Sagrada Família (Spain)

North America

Explore Chichen Itza (Yucatán, Mexico)
Watch a Stanley Cup match 'live' (USA)
Stay at the Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona, USA) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Look down at the city of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, USA)
Watch all 7 Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve in New York City (New York, USA)
Visit the Four Freedoms Park (New York, USA)
Walk the length of the Brooklyn Bridge (New York, USA)
Visit all the museums of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington D.C, USA)


Climb Uluru aka Ayers Rock (Australia) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Climb up Sydney Harbour Bridge (Australia)
Dive at the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) * UNESCO World Heritage Site
Watch the All Blacks play on home ground (New Zealand)
Go to Hobbiton (New Zealand)
Pick out Orion's belt in the night sky at Mackenzie Basin (New Zealand)

South America

Getting up close to Iguazú Falls (Brazil)
Go to Machu Picchu (Peru) * UNESCO World Heritage Site

It's time to start checking these places off! Woo Hoo!

The SIA Brat

What do you think?
Do you think a 'travel' bucket list is useful or necessary? Do you have one too? Share it with us! Is there a place I should add to my list? I'm sure there are many places I've missed out so do let me know and it might end up on my list. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Venice Snapped!

View of Venice from the famous Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four bridges of the Grand Canal.
- Venice, Italy

The SIA Brat - In Venice, Italy

What do you think?
Venice is one of the cities I'd love to go back to and explore again. When I was in Venice, I got to experience the rain as well as some sun. I was so excited when I saw the raised makeshift walkways come out. While on holiday, rain can put a damper on things. But even though it was a little depressing to get rained on in Venice, I was still pretty excited. And I've heard that Victoria Falls is best seen when there has been rain. Are there any cities that are especially good to explore despite the rain? What about cities and places that are more beautiful when there's a little rain? If you know of any, do share them with me.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

New York City Snapped!

A day at Liberty Island, admiring the icon of freedom.
- New York City, USA (Statue of Liberty) 

The SIA Brat - In New York, USA

What do you think?
Hurricane Sandy came and went, and one of the cities hit by her was New York City. But Lady Liberty is still standing strong. I hope all those affected by Sandy will recover soon. Which famous monuments have you visited? Which landmarks is a must-see in your city? Let me know, and I'll add it to me 'travel' bucket list!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

London Snapped!

Walking across the Tower Bridge on a rare, bright and sunny winter day in London.
- London, England (Tower Bridge)

The SIA Brat - In London, England

What do you think?
Put on your most comfortable pair of walking shoes and walk, walk, walk! That to me is the best way to explore a city. So that's what I did on my trip to London. In fact, I once walked for miles in Los Angeles until my boots gave way. While Los Angeles might not be the best city to explore by walking, New York City is a city meant for walking. Which other city is great for walking? 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paris Snapped!

Marvel at the construction genius of the Eiffel Tower. Erected in 1889, it was named after its engineer Gustave Eiffel.
- Paris, France (Eiffel Tower)
The SIA Brat - In Paris, France

What do you think?
The french are divided when it comes to how they feel about the Eiffel Tower. Some think it sticks out like a sore thumb and is too modern for their liking, while others learned to embrace what has become a Parisian Icon. Does your country also have a world famous structure you disapprove of? What other icons of the world have you visited or wish to visit? 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hiroshima Snapped!

So that we may never forget, the horrors and destruction of war.
 - Hiroshima, Japan (The Atomic Bomb Dome)

The SIA Brat - In Hiroshima, Japan

What do you think?
The Atomic Bomb Dome is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Which other UNESCO World Heritage Site have you been to? And which UNESCO World Heritage Site should be my next stop?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Barcelona Snapped!

Look up! You'll never know what beauty you might find if you don't.
- Barcelona, Spain (Casa Batlló)

The SIA Brat - In Barcelona, Spain

What do you think?
Do pretty chandeliers catch your attention as well? Let me know in which country and where you've seen the prettiest chandeliers of them all and I'll try my best to look out for them when I am in the vicinity.