My Bucket List

Mona Lisa

Like many people I have a bucket list. It’s one of this lists that starts on scratch paper and slowly evolves. I kept it folded in my jewellery box and I would pull out and jot down ideas as I added them to my list. When it became a jumble of smudged words and thoughts that no one could decipher except me I decided that I should write it down in a notebook in numbered form before I lost it.

I add to the list when I come across something that I had never thought of but would love to experience. Most of my list has a travel focus because there are a lot of places that I would love to see or experience. These aren’t ranked in any particular order, just in the order that I randomly thought of them.  I will add to this list as I add to my notebook and hopefully cross off things as I do them. Hopefully I will include a story of the experience on here. It seems like this might be one of those lists that get longer instead of smaller but I hold on to hope that one day I will be able to experience at least a handful of these.

I am very open to ideas so if you have any great places or things that I should experience please comment below and I may add it to my list.

1. Prehistoric caves at Dordogne, France namely Lascaux


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2.  Visit Juliet’s balcony in Verona, Italy


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3. Walk around Pompeii


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 4. Visit Platform 9 3/4


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5. Herculaneum

6. Poenari Castle Romania

7. Bran Castle

8. Take a Venice gondola ride

9. Visit the Sistine Chapel

10. See Stonehenge at sunrise


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11. Pantheon in Rome

12. Colosseum

13. Take a Jack the Ripper tour


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14. The Catacombs of Paris


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15. Anne Frank’s House

Anne Frank Huis

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16.  See the Acropolis in Athens

17. Go to a Krampus festival


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18. Hogmanay

19. Venice Carnevale


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20. Oktoberfest Munich

21. Neuschwanstein Castle


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22. See the Northern Lights in a glass igloo in Finland


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23. See the sunset in Santorini, Greece


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24. See the Berlin Wall, Germany

25. See a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, United Kingdom

26. See a show at the Moulin Rouge, Paris


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27. Cross Abbey Road in London

28. See the tulips in Tulpen Keukenhof, Netherlands


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29. See the highlands in Scotland

30. Go to the top of the Alps, Switzerland

31. Eat apple strudel in Vienna, Austria

32. Go cycling through Amsterdam

33. Wonder through the louvre

34. See the gargoyles in Notre Dame, Paris


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35. Pose in front of the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy


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36. Globe theatre

37. Tower of London

38. Attach a love lock in Paris (if they reopen the tradition)


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39. Do a European castle tour preferably Medieval

40. See the Statue of David in Florence

41. Marvel at the Church of the Saviour on Blood in St. Petersburg


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42. Tour the Edinburgh Castle

43. Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen


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44. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy


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45. Drink Champagne in Champagne, France

46. Find the Loch Ness monster in Scotland


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47. Disneyland Paris (even though I don’t want to do Disney I may reconsider if it’s in Paris)

48. Labyrinth at Knossos Crete

49. Go to Legoland in Germany

50. Witness the beauty of the Palace of Versailles


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51. Visit medieval villages (it’s my favourite time period)

52. The oldest pub in Ireland the Brazen Head from 1198


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53. Trinity college library and the Book of Kells in Dublin


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54. The London eye


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55. Lavender fields in the Provence


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56. Time travel. It sounds silly but I am dead serious. If time travel was available I would be first in line.  I am not interested in going forward only back in time though. Several time periods are preferable to me. 

57. Become fluent in French and one other language minimum. I study French every single day to try and achieve this.

58. Move to Copenhagen, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, or a variety of other European cities. I really wouldn’t be that picky if given the opportunity though.


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