Only one thing is guaranteed in life: death. As a matter of fact, most of us get a few precious and amazing decades of existence to do cool stuff before we check in to the big backpacker hostel in the sky.
All of you should try these things for sure. They’ll drive away all your fears, give you immense pleasure and are worth a shot ;)
All these activities are carried out under expert supervision, hence there is no risk to your life, just the thrill and that is immense :D
Cycle Bolivia’s Death Road
Riding the ‘Death Road’ in Bolivia might actually be the last thing you would want to do before you die. The 64km North Road that runs from La Paz to Coroico has been known as ‘The most dangerous road on Earth’ since 1995, and unfortunately, hundreds of people have lost their lives in accidents over the years.
This is proper adventure cycling: narrow road, tight bends and 600m drop-offs with no guard rail.
- Explore the Amazon Rainforest
The South American rainforest is a majestic world in its own ways that evokes a childlike spirit in every adventurer. It’s got jaguars, anacondas and piranhas. It’s got various tribes that still haven’t had any contact with the outside world.
In an age of disposable travel apps and zeitgeisty backpacking trends, it’s cool to know that exploring the Amazon is still one of the top things in one’s To Do Bucket List.
- Bungee Jump in South Africa
One major rule is that you need Adrenaline Activities. Skydiving, white-water rafting, rock climbing; the options are almost endless. And that is a great thing.
The Bloukans Bridge bungee on the border of South Africa’s Western and Eastern Capes is the world’s highest commercial bridge jump. It is approximately 216m above the river, the jumps are organised by Face Adrenaline. They haven’t had an accident since 1997, so you will be in fairly safe hands.
- Go on Safari in Kenya
Kenya is one of the best places to go on a Safari in Africa. Probably on the entire globe.
A list of things to do before you die should definitely include seeing some majestic and massive creatures in their own natural habitats. Just you, your fellow safariers, the magic of nature, and, yes, a guide with a massive shotgun.
- Go to a Full Moon Party in Thailand
The Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan, Thailand, easily makes the cut on my list of things to do before you die. It’s celebrated every month on Haad Rin beach and it’s a party like no other. It’s a Madhouse Party!
There are buckets of drugs, fire dancing and ladyboys. There’s even Mushroom Mountain. You can guess what’s that all about. ;)
- Trek the Inca Trail
There are very less man-made wonders as iconic as Machu Picchu, and there are few better ways to see it than a week spent trekking the Inca Trail.
At Cuzco in Peru you can book the trail and set off with guides. Due to limits imposed on the number of tours, you’ll need to book well in advance. The trail will take you through amazing ruins of Incan settlements and roads, but some of it is at high altitude, so watch out for that. It can make you sick. So very sick!
- Take an Antarctic Cruise
Antarctica is one of the most unticked items on every list of things to do before you die. It sits there, year after year, watching the bulls and bungee jumps get crossed off while it lies lonely and neglected. It’s so sad.
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