Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List…

Bucket list? Huh?

My favorite way to travel…

To be honest, the first time I heard the term “bucket list” was less than a year ago, when I first started using twitter and connecting to people in the world of travelers and travelbloggers.

The people I used to deal with before I moved to Brazil, all seemed to have “collecting money and business card titles” as number one on their list…For a long time, I basically had 3 things on what could be called my bucket list:

  1. Buy a motorcycle (my ex-wife didn’t like them so as long as I was married there would be no motorcycle)
  2. Move to another – more exotic – location and do something completely different with my life.
  3. Learn how to read music (I have been playing guitar since I was 16, but never learned to properly read music)

Doesn’t get a lot better than this…

As you can see, I wasn’ very “greedy”, and in the mean time I took care of the first two items by moving to Brazil and becoming a motorcycle tour operator and guide.

As far as traveling goes, my favorite favorite places are wild and remote locations and my favorite means of transport would be a motorcycle, so the items on the list below that include traveling, should be understood as “riding a motorcycle to/through these countries/regions”, basically as a backpacker on two wheels.

So, here’s the list:

  1. See Iguaçu falls (Brazil)
  2. Climb Corcovado (Crist the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro
  3. Ride the Estrada Real in South east Brazil
  4. Visit Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, the biggest favela in South America
  5. Ride the South of Europe
  6. See the Pantanal wetlands (Brazil)
  7. See the Amazon Rain Forest (Brazil)
  8. Ride a motorcycle from Manaus to Venezuela and back on the infamous BR-174
  9. Ride to Patagonia and back to Brazil
  10. Ride the African continent from North to South (or the other way around…)
  11. Visit the Piramyds in Egypt. (always been fascinated by them ever since I was a kid)
  12. Hike up Kilimanjaro
  13. Travel around Australia
  14. Travel around New Zealand
  15. Ride the Andes in India on a Royal Enfield.
  16. Ride a mountainbike down a volcano (saw a guy do that once on TV – he crashed)
  17. Hanggliding in Rio de Janeiro
  18. Do a Bungee jump
  19. Do a Parachute jump
  20. Learn how to scuba-dive
  21. Improve my Spanish and Italian skills and maybe learn a few more languages…

I’m sure I can come up with some more things, but this will keep me busy for a while…Let me know if you think of other crazy stuff I should add… all suggestions are welcome.