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January 1, 2013 in Listings

Bucket Lists

My bucket lists help to keep me motivated and inspired and help to keep my sights fixed on actually living and experiencing life, and not to fall into the trap of routine and mundane day-to-day activities...

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  • To Go
  • To Read

Goals Completed : 26/100

Rock climb (05/20):

  • Arapiles, Australia
  • Blue Mountains, Australia
  • Margaret River, Australia
  • The Grampians, Australia
  • Yangshuo, China
  • Chamonix, France
  • Fountainbleu, France
  • Les Calanques, France
  • Frankenjura, Germany
  • Kalymnos Island, Greece
  • Meteora, Greece
  • The Dolomites, Italy
  • Wharepapa, New Zealand
  • Wye Creek, New Zealand
  • Rodellar, Spain
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Railay, Thailand
  • Geyikbayiri, Antalya, Turkey
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Deep Water Solo
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    Summits (01/10):

  • Complete the Aussie10 summt series, Australia
  • Mount Kosciuszko, Australia
  • Mount Roraima, Brazil
  • Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia
  • Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Via ferata)
  • Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico
  • Mount Elbrus, Russia
  • The Matterhorn, Switzerland
  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Complete the G12 summit series, Malaysia (partially done)
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    Scuba Dive (04/14):

  • Australia (Yongala, Holmes Reef, Osprey Reef, Ningaloo Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Rottnest Island)
  • Belize (Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall)
  • Brazil (Fernando de Noronha)
  • Egyptian Red Sea (Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammed - Yolanda/Shark Reef, Sharm El-Sheikh)
  • Galapagos Islands (Gordon's Rock, Darwin Island, Darwin Arch, Wolf Island)
  • Indonesia (Komodo, Tulamben, Gili Islands, Pulau Weh)
  • Ireland (Diamond Rocks, Kilkee)
  • Mexico (Gran Cenote, Playa Del Carmen, Yucatan Cenotes, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel)
  • Micronesia (Chuuk Lagoon, Blue Corner Wall)
  • New Zealand (Poor Knights, Milford Sound, Rainbow Warrior)
  • Palau (Blue Corner Wall, Blue Hole, Ulong Channel)
  • Philippines (Puerto Galera, Tubbataha Reef, Boracay)
  • Malaysia (Sipadan - Barracuda Point, South Point, Turtle Tavern, Hanging Garden)
  • Thailand (Koh Tao, Similan Islands, Surin Islands,
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    Hike (06/20):

  • Fitz Roy Trek, Patagonia, Argentina
  • Cape to Cape Track, Australia (135 km)
  • Murchison River Gorge, Australia (~60 km)
  • Stirling Ridge Walk, Australia (~200 km)
  • Western Arthur Ridge, Australia (75 km)
  • Torres del Paine Circuit, Chile (~100 km)
  • Huashan Hiking Trail, China
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
  • GR10, Pyrenees, France (~850 km)
  • GR20, Corsica, France (~180 km)
  • Mont Blanc Circuit (TMB), France/Italy/Switzerland (~170 km)
  • Laugavegurinn Trail, Iceland (55 km)
  • Dingle Way, Ireland (~176 km)
  • Annapurna Circuit, Nepal (~230 km)
  • Cho La and Renjo La High Altitude Passes, Nepal
  • Everest Base Camp, Nepal (~200 km)
  • Milford Track, New Zealand
  • Tongariro Northern Circuit, New Zealand (43 km)
  • Salcantay route to Machu Picchu, Peru (~50 km)
  • Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland
  • Caminito del Rey, Spain
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    Explore (02/08):

  • The Pinnacles, Australia
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Iguaçu Falls, Brazil
  • Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi, Java, Indonesia
  • Mulu & Niah cave systems, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • Fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey
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    Rivers (01/04):

  • Amazon by boat, Brazil
  • Yangtze by boat, China
  • Nile by boat, Eqypt
  • Mekong Delta by boat, Vietnam
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    Ruins (04/14):

  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Great Wall of China
  • Terracota Warriors, Xian, China
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Egypt
  • Cheops' Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
  • Karnak to Luxor in Thebes, Egypt
  • Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Borobudur, Java, Indonesia
  • Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico
  • Sacred Well of Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Bagan, Myanmar
  • Wat Tum Sua (Tiger Cave), Krabi, Thailand
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    Festivals (03/05):

  • Lantern Festival, China
  • Kecak dance in Bali, Indonesia
  • Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo, Malaysia
  • The Day of the Dead, Mexico
  • Songkran Festival, Thailand
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    Epic (00/04):

  • Retrace Darwin's travels in the Galapagos Islands
  • Step foot on all the World's Continents except Antarctica (partially done)
  • Witness the Serengeti Migration, Tanzania
  • Visit all the countries in South-East Asia (partially done)
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    Goals Completed : 17/100

  • 1.To read the 'Reading of the World' List
  • 2.The Politics by Aristotle
  • 3.The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
  • 4.The Histories by Herodotus
  • 5.Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch
  • 6.The Republic by Plato
  • 7.The Guide for the Perplexed by Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon
  • 8.The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne*
  • 9.The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud*
  • 10.Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sarte*
  • 11.A Discourse on the Method by René Descartes*
  • 12.Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  • 13.The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant*
  • 14.The Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • 15.Candide by Voltaire*
  • 16.The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • 17.Malcolm X : The Autobiography by Malcolm X & Alex Haley
  • 18.Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by R.Pirsig
  • 19.The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara
  • 20.Ulysses by James Joyce
  • 21.The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  • 22.Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • 23.Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
  • 24.The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • 25.The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
  • 26.The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka*
  • 27.The Trial by Franz Kafka*
  • 28.Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • 29.Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
  • 30.The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky*
  • 31.1984 by George Orwell
  • 32.Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • 33.The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
  • 34.Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • 35.Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  • 36.The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • 37.The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • 38.The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*
  • 39.Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra*
  • 40.The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • 41.For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • 42.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • 43.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 44.Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 45.Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 46.In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman
  • 47.Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak*
  • 48.The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • 49.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • 50.Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • 51.All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque*
  • 52.The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
  • 53.The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • 54.War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy*
  • 55.Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*
  • 56.The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • 57.10 Things to do til the Revolution by Claire Wolfe
  • 58.Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov*
  • 59.Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • 60.The Art of War by Sun Tzu*
  • 61.Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • 62.The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • 63.The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
  • 64.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • 65.The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • 66.A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by A.Solzenhitsyn*
  • 67.The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 68.The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  • 69.God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • 70.The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • 71.The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • 72.The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  • 73.Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
  • 74.Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • 75.Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett
  • 76.Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  • 77.The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  • 78.Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
  • 79.Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan
  • 80.The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • 81.A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • 82.The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
  • 83.The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
  • 84.Relativity by Albert Einstein
  • 85.QED by Richard P. Feynman
  • 86.Six Not-So-Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman
  • 86.Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
  • 88.The Double Helix by James D. Watson
  • 89.Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton
  • 90.On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus
  • 91.Harmonies of the World by Johannes Kepler
  • 92.Dialogue Concerning the two Chief World Systems by Galileo
  • 93.Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
  • 94.Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche*
  • 95.Das Kapital by Karl Marx*
  • 96.Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and F.Engels*
  • 97.Guerilla Warfare by Ernesto Che Guevara*
  • 98.The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara*
  • 99.Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick
  • 100.Failed States by Noam Chomsky
  • *: to be read in it's original language


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