Planes, trains and canal boats

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Following on from the Experience vs Thing post the other day it’s clear that a few of us share a similar outlook on this. But when you get down to the nuts and bolts of experiences, I wonder just how similar we would really be.  What sort of experiences, money,  time and other commitments being no object, would you choose?

Here are my top 10 choices:

  1. Live in Hong Kong and learn Cantonese.
  2. Live in France and learn (properly) French.
  3. Visit some of the “wonders of the world” that have always interested me.
    • The Pyramids & the Valley of the Kings
    • The Great Wall of China
    • Petra
    • The Taj Mahal
    • The Aurora Borealis with this as a side attraction. (But only the 1 night.)
    • Xian (for the Terracotta Warriors, in situ.)
  4. Dive the Great Barrier Reef.
  5. Live on a canal boat and wander through Europe the leisurely way.
  6. Take a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. (I completely blame Agatha for this one.)
  7. Do a Trans-Siberian rail journey as well.  And visit St.Petersburg & Beijing while doing so.
  8. Go on a retreat.  Zen sounds interesting, perhaps Theravada.  No lack of choice.
  9. Conquer my fear of falling from great heights and either Bungy or SkyJump or SkyWalk – all of which would leave me frozen with fear.
  10. Go on a supporters tour to watch the All Blacks defend their World Cup title.

Goodness me, it seems that I do have a thing about Asia, languages & leisurely jaunts across countries by whatever archaic means of transport is available.   Oh, and I just had to squeeze in a sporting event at the very end.  I do love to watch my rugby and it is so much fun to be there in person.

So those are my current favourite thoughts and dreams, some of which I would dearly love to really make happen.  Only time will tell if I get any of them to come true.

What about you?  Do you have a Top 10 list?
Care to share?

One comment

  1. As I’m sure you know, other than books (and including books), I’ve never been to terribly good at “top tens.” I just sort of roll along, hoping that at the end, I’ll have done what I was supposed to, all while having aquired the correct amount of gold stars =]


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