Avoid These Buckets

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September 19th 2019
Published: September 16th 2019
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I could not help but make note of this list of "buckets" to avoid. I have often felt this way about some of these, while I think others are definitely worth the experience.

Leaning Tower of Pisa-skip it!

Niagara Falls-have not been, but should have skipped Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Surfing in Bondi-I do not surf.

Swim with dolphins in New Zealand-never thought of doing this!

Venice gondola-stinky, and just very disappointing.

Everest Base Camp-never, but been to Nepal, and seen Everest from above.

Loch Ness, Scotland-I was too busy golfing St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Troon.

Carnival Rio-would love to experience this! Rio was great even without it.

Route 66-drive, cycle or walk at least part of it, but not the whole route.

Bali beach hopping-might be fun.

Seychelles castaway-not sure.

Paris cafe'-definitely, several times, even in deGaulle's France.

Galapagos-never felt it wise to disturb the environment there.

Giza pyramids-might be interesting?

Tiger tracking in India-no thanks.

Grand Canyon skywalk-it is spectacular without some man made attraction.

Blue Lagoon in Iceland-maybe.

Inca Trail-Machu was disappointing, and too many people.

Sistine Chapel-truly amazing, you must see it, even if you are not Catholic!

Stonehenge-skip it, a total waste of time!

Northern Lights-simply amazing, nature's greatest light show!

Dubai-forget it.

Uluru-might be interesting, esp. on the train.

Mona Lisa-despite the crowds, yes, a must see.

Harrod's London-at least once, with a great champagne and oyster bar inside!

Blue Lagoon Malta-why not?

Terracotta Army-I really doubt it.

Dead Sea-over my dead body!

Infinity pool Singapore-if the bathing suit fits, why not?

Great Barrier Reef-I did but probably not best for its health.

So, what did they leave off of this list?

Torres del Paine

Oktoberfest Munich

Tofu in Kyoto

Jet boats in Queenstown, NZ

Lake Baikal on the Trans Siberian Railway

The Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie (sorry, you will not be able to do this!!!!)

Wimbledon, US Open, Kentucky Derby, and Indy 500

Amtrak across America

Antelope Canyon

Atacama Desert

Amazon Rainforest

Tokyo fish market

Angkor Wat

I could add more, but that should give you an idea what I prefer. I am sure you feel differently.

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