GOALS once again

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February 12th 2012
Published: February 12th 2012
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Basic Trip so far

Goals Completed

- Ride an elephant in Thailand (05/11/11; Chiang Mai, Thailand)

- Swim naked and/or a nude beach (05/24/11; 05/29/11 and several more, turns out I kinda like it)

- Ride a Vespa and/or Segway (04/12/11; Beijing, China)

- Give up my seat (06/21/11; Plane to Lisbon; got upgraded to 1st class because I did)

- Do something that gets me truly scared (07/08/11 ; Running of the bulls, Spain)

- Do the running of the bulls (07/08/11 ; Pamplona, Spain)

- If injured by bull, have a clip of it make Tosh.0 (N/A ; Sorry)

- See a sunrise and sunset on the same day <em style="color:𶐎 font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">(07/17/11 ; Santorini, Greece)

- Hitchhike somewhere (12/15/11 ; La Paz, Bolivia) (09/28/11 ; Waitomo, New Zealand)

- <em style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Ride in a helicopter (11/19/11 ; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

- Fall in love and/or become a dad (Love not dad ; One woman but to many dates to list)

- (Try to) speak the local language in every country (I at least learned the basics and always used them; picked up Spanish fairly well)

- Play at least one round of golf (08/12/11 ; Mareeba, Australia)

- Be adventurous

- Travel at least 35,000 miles

- Lose 20 pounds (started at 174 pounds) (May 23rd: 163) (July 1st; 159) (Jan 29th; 154)

- Keep a travel blog

Half Credit

<li style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 20.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color:񬠜">Spend the night somewhere unexpected- I was on an overnight bus that was supposed to arrive at 6am. It got in at 2am. Since its too early to check in but too late to justify spending money on a room, a few backpackers slept on a lawn near the bus station (06/27/11; Seville, Spain)<li style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 20.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color:񬠜">Walk at least 20 miles (total) through the rainforest - I probably didn’t do 20 miles but I did do a lot between Australia and Brazil

Goals Still Left For The Trip

- Check out a sporting event

- See a historical site when nobody else is there

- Try a new sport

- Avoid prison

- Get lost

- Try a new food each month (actually a big deal for me)

- Get a tattoo

- Do some on-the-spot volunteer work throughout the trip

- Spend a day with someone that doesn't speak ANY English

- Get a deep tissue massage

- Avoid being kidnapped

- See a castle in the UK

- Keep in touch with someone from each country

- Get kicked off a train

- Setup a network of friends from all over to start my world domination
- See at least 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (July 1st; 20) (Jan 28th; 39)

- See a cock fight

- Get a black eye
- Get kicked out of a hostel
- Get and keep a facebook friend from every country in Europe and 15 other countries around the world
- Try couch-surfing
- Learn to drive manual (“stick”) without killing anyone
- Step foot on all 7 continents in one trip

• Been so far: N. America, Europe (2x), Asia (3x), S. America, Australia
• Need to go: Africa, Antarctica


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