Completed! – What I ticked off my travel bucket list in 2017

1. Learn to scuba dive – 8th November in Koh Tao, Thailand

2. Visit the Taj Mahal – 10th October in Agra, India

3. Try surfing – 13th October in Kuta, Bali (‘try’ being the notable word here)

4. Swim with sharks – 22nd November in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand (a black tip reef shark swam past us in Maya Bay, and tbh, that’s the closest I ever want to get to a shark)

5. Have a Thai Massage – 25th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

6. Go to a Thai Cabaret show – 6th November in Koh Samui, Thailand

7. Go to a Full Moon Party – 3rd November in Koh Phangan, Thailand

8. Go on a sleeper train – 24th November from Bangkok to Chiang Mãi

9. Visit Angkor Wat – 1st December in Siem Reap, Cambodia

10. Visit the Sydney Opera House – 27th December

11. Watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney – 31st December

12. Drink Chai tea – 2nd October in Delhi (I now love the stuff)

13. Eat an authentic Indian curry – 2nd October in Delhi (In contrast to number 12, I soon got pretty sick of this stuff)

14. See an Indian palace – 4th October at the Amber Fort in Jaipur

15. Feed a monkey – 26th October in Ubud, Bali

16. See a koala in Australia – 21st December in Sydney

17. See a kangaroo in Australia – 21st December in Sydney

18. See a crocodile – 21st December in Sydney

19. Go kayaking – 19th November in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

20. Eat out of palm leaves – 25th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

21. Eat a Thai green curry – 5th November in Koh Samui, Thailand

22. See elephants – 26th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

23. Spend Christmas abroad – 25th December in Newcastle, Australia

24. Buy some travel pants – 3rd October in India

25. Drink a ‘bucket’ – 3rd November in Koh Phangan, Thailand

26. See a turtle – 17th October in Gili T, Lombok

27. Skinny dip – 21st October in Gili T, Lombok

28. Island hop – November through most of Thailand!

29. Climb a volcano – 28th October at Mount Batur, Ubud

30. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day – 28th October in Ubud, Bali

31. Hike in a rainforest – 15th November in Khao Sok, Thailand

32. Go clubbing in Sydney – 28th December

33. Sleep beneath the stars – 7th October in Pushkar, India

34. Ride a motorbike – 27th October in Ubud, Bali (this lasted for about ten seconds before a terrified me decided it might be better to walk)

35. Snorkel in a coral reef – 16th October in Gili T, Lombok

36. Go white water rafting – 26th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

37. Swim in waterfalls – 26th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

38. Dance with Indian dancers – 4th October in Jaipur, India

39. See a tiger in the wild – 9th October in Ranthambore, India

40. Spontaneously change my plans – 5th October in Jaipur, India (the first of many times)

41. Get henna done – 5th October in Jaipur, India

42. Walk across the border of two countries – 30th November from Thailand to Cambodia

43. Stay awake all night – 3rd November in Koh Phangan, Thailand (it was the full moon party of course)

44. Release baby turtles into the wild – 14th October in Kuta, Bali

45. Go to a Thai boxing match – 5th November in Koh Samui, Thailand

46. Get a tattoo – 22nd November in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

47. Plant a tree – 26th November in Chiang Mãi, Thailand

Not a bad year! My 2018 list coming soon.

14 Comments

  1. Sounds like you owned 2017! I love your list, such a bold combination of humble goals and major travel ambitions! Congrats on everything you accomplished last year, I hope 2018 is just as lovely! Thank you for the follow, I really like the layout of your website.

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