Travel Bucket List

  1. Watching the sunset at Santorini, Greece (plans for this one on the way :)) 
  2. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany (plans for this one on the way:))
  3. Partying at Ibiza, Spain
  4. Visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland (plans for this one on the way:))
  5. Seeing the Machu Picchu in Peru
  6. Exploring Petra – Jordan
  7. Carnival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  8. Seeing Lake Bled, Slovenia
  9. Seeing the Northern Lights in Canada, Norway, or Iceland
  10. Sleeping at an ice hotel (preferably the one in Iceland)
  11. Visiting Château de Chillon in Switzerland (a picture of this château was my computer wallpaper for the longest time when I was working in Japan, so I have to see it)
  12. Visiting Prince Edward Island in Canada (yes, I’m a fan of Anne of Green Gables)
  13. Partying in New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  14. Walking the Great Wall of China
  15. Visiting Cape Town, South Africa (Nov. 2015)
  16. Skiing at the Matterhorn in Switzerland
  17. Exploring London (plans for this one on the way:)) 
  18. Visiting Loire Valley in France
  19. Disney World in Florida
  20. Winter festival in Harbin, China
  21. Torres del Paine in Chile (a Chilean guy I met in Madrid introduced me to this place, and, upon seeing photos of it, immediately added the place to my bucket list)
  22. Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
  23. Seeing a pyramid or two in Egypt
  24. Riding a camel anywhere where camels live :p
  25. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  26. Exploring Lisbon, Portugal (July and Nov. 2014)
  27. Exploring Porto, Portugal (July and Nov. 2014)
  28. Celebrating Queen’s Day in Amsterdam (if all goes well, this well be checked off very soon)
  29. Doing the “Golden Triangle” tour in India – New Delhi (stopping to check the Taj Mahal),  Agra and Jaipur
  30. Having authentic dulce de leche in Argentina
  31. Visiting Batanes, northern Philippines
  32. Visiting Moscow, Russia
  33. Visiting Nikko in Japan (I regret not going here when I lived in Japan) (April 2015)
  34. Visiting the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
  35. Visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing
  36. Seeing the Blue Lake in the Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
  37. Seeing the fjords of Norway
  38. Seeing Sydney Harbor
  39. Backpacking South America
  40. Halong Bay in Hanoi, Vietnam
  41. Going on an Alaskan cruise
  42. Watching a show in Broadway, New York (I’ll be leaving for New York next week, hopefully I can have this checked off soon!)
  43. Skydiving anywhere picturesque
  44. Visiting Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  45. Seeing baobabs in Madagascar
  46. Doing the alitplano tour in Bolivia
  47.  Visiting a medina in Morocco
  48. Backpacking across China
  49. Doing the trans-siberian railway
  50. Sleeping at a yurt in Mongolia
  51. Visiting Elena’s Kyrgyzstan


  1. Experiencing the Sapporo Winter Festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido (one of my favorite travel experiences) (2012)
  2. Seeing the breathtaking beauty that is Prague (2012)
  3. Visiting the delightful La Alhambra in Granada, Spain (2013)
  4. Sipping ice wine in Vancouver, Canada (2002)
  5. Skiing in Whistler, British Columbia (1997)
  6. Joining the audience at a show (MadTV) in Hollywood, California (2007)
  7. Experiencing Semana Santa in Sevilla, Spain (2013)
  8. Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain (2013)
  9. Snowboarding in Niseko, Japan (2012)
  10. Seeing Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (2013)
  11. Eiffel Tower in Paris (2012)
  12. Exploring the ancient temples in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia (2012)
  13. Visiting Penang, Malaysia (where my beloved Tita Mae spent some of the best years of her life) (2012)
  14. Exploring Jeju Islands in South Korea (this place is in every kdrama fan’s bucket list :p) (2012)
  15. Having jjangmyun in Seoul, South Korea (2010)
  16. Having Kobe Beef in Kobe, Japan (2011)
  17. Doing a tour of the hells (jigoku) in Beppu, Oita, Japan (2011)
  18. Sleeping at a penthouse on the Peak in Hong Kong (2012)
  19. Scuba diving in Palawan (2004)
  20. Going around the charming Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (2007)
  21. Watching a baseball game in Japan (2012)
  22. Visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing, China (2012)
  23. Visiting Chateau de Versailles in France (2013)
  24. Visiting Sissi’s palace (Schönbrunn Palace) in Vienna, Austria (2013)
  25. Seeing where gypsies live (hiking up Sacramonte in Granada, Spain) (2013)
  26. Visiting Venice, Italy (2012)
  27. Receiving Sunday blessings from the pope (Pope Benedict) at the Vatican (2012)
  28. Having gelato in Rome (2012)
  29. Enjoying the delights Boracay has to offer (2005)
  30. Seeing the works of El Greco, Velazquez and Goya at the Prado Museum in Madrid (2013)
  31. Seeing a panda in Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
  32. Exploring the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan (2009)
  33. Walking among the giant sequoias in northern California, USA (1995)
  34. Seeing the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Museums (2012)
  35. Shopping at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok (2012)
  36. Visiting the United Nations Headquarters in NYC (2013) and Geneva (2012)
  37. Japan’s Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, Kyoto (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – I loved it so much I went there every year when I lived in Japan)

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