This year, I am very excited to achieve more of the things I have only dreamed of before. As I travel more and get addicted to moving from one place to another, I become bolder with my ever growing to-dos and must list. Without further ado, here is my 2016 travel bucket list.
Go in a tripoint and be in three countries at once.
There is something novel in standing in a place where the borders of three countries lie. Though most of the tripoints I have seen are really not so spectacular, even some are in the middle of lakes or rivers, I think it would be fun to put each foot and a hand in three different countries. Just imagine the idea!
Go skiing in the Alps.
My first experience in the Alps will always stay with me, but now I am upping the ante. I am most likely the least sporty person you could ever meet and I know nothing next to skiing, but this sounds fun!
UPDATE: I was able to go to the Alps, but not ski there. I was able to ski February of 2016 though, but in a mountain in Austria.
Ride a hot air balloon in Turkey.
I once watched a TV series where the characters went to Turkey and witnessed the sun set while up in the sky in a hot air balloon. Since then, it has stayed in my mind.
Visit ten countries.
I was able to achieve this last 2015 and plan to do so again this year.
UPDATE: By the end of 2016, I was able to travel around 11 countries!
See the northern lights.
It is in my list for years now and I hope to be able to see the auroras this 2016.
Attend a traditional festival in a foreign country.
The last time I was able to attend was in 2009 in Japan and I would like to witness and participate in one again. I feel more attached when I celebrate a festival along the locals – it makes me feel like I’m one of them.
UPDATE: In April 2016, I was able to attend this Spring festival in Zurich, Switzerland – Sechseläuten.
Walk along roads lined with cherry blossom trees during Spring.
My homeland does not have these trees and I do not have the opportunity to gaze up and admire these beautiful blooms.
UPDATE: I was able to do this in Spring in Vienna, Austria.
Try to be a guest of a Couchsurfer.
I am a member of Couchsurfing for two years now yet I haven’t tried being hosted. It was only in mid-January when I had my first guest and I hope I can avail the hospitality of others when I travel around and be hosted.
UPDATE: Done the first time in Munich, Germany March 2016 and doing it until now. So much fun!
Go backpacking abroad.
I am known by my friends as the overpacker and suitcase girl. I used to prepare at least two days’ worth of emergency clothes and pack my full skincare regimen. However, I somehow broke this routine and had tried traveling to some provinces in my country for three days with only a backpack! It was a very unique and freeing experience that I would like to do again.
UPDATE: Did it for the first time April 2016 for my Germany-Liechtenstein-Austria-Switzerland trip. Fell in love with backpacking and still doing it until now.
These are my travel bucket list this 2016. I hope to accomplish at least half of it. How about you? What are you looking forward to do this year?
To know more what I have done last 2016, do READ: Life and Travels in 2016: A Year-Ender