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Published: January 30th 2012
Ranthambore National Park
I mentioned that The Great China Roadtrip was item 7 on my bucket list. Drawing inspiration from the now classic movie and from some of the wonderful travel blogs on this site, I believe that everyone should have a bucket list, a list of things they want to do before they "kick the bucket".
Here's my first mostly completed list :
1: Shoot a wild tiger in Rajasthan (with a DSLR !!!) I managed to get this shot on our third day in Ranthambore National Park with an excellent guide who could literally "smell" a tiger from miles away
2: Climb to the Tiger's Nest in Bhutan. The Taktsang Monastery is located on the cliff edge of the upper Paro Valley. Built in 1692 to mark the site where it is said that the Guru Rinpoche flew to in the form of Dorji Drolo mounted on a winged tiger in the 8th Century.
3: Swim with Manta Rays (finally got lucky on my fourth trip to the Maldives)
4: Angkor Wat
5: Build a school (not just donate money, but actually physically help build a school)
6: Drink mint tea with the Berber tribes
in the Atlas Mountains
7: Drive the Silk Road (unfortunately due to my full time job, this has turned into a shortened version just covering China)
8: Write a book (this roadtrip will hopefully help me kill two birds with one stone as I hope to have enough exciting adventures on this trip to form the basis of my first book)
9: Tag a whale shark (aghh that elusive and majestic creature)
10: This one is a personal secret
Time to start thinking about my second list !
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