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Africa
Africa 2012
Africa 2019

Antarctica
Australia
Europe
Europe 2009
Europe 2014
Scandinavia 2017
Europe 2019

North America
USA 2007
Mexico 2010
Cuba 2010
USA 2015
Canada 2015


Central Asia 2016
India 2019


South America 2006


Places / countries / cities already ticked:
  1. Walk on the Golden Gate bridge
  2. See the Grand Canyon
  3. Paddle-boat ride on the Mississippi
  4. Gamble in Las Vegas
  5. Drive a car in the USA
  6. Have a holiday in Hawaii
  7. The Isle of Skye
  8. The Tower of London
  9. Visit Stonehenge
  10. Loch Ness
  11. Henry V111's cod-piece
  12. Drive through / stay in Death Valley
  13. San Francisco cable car
  14. Disneyland
  15. Take a harbour cruise in Singapore
  16. See the moai on Easter Island
  17. Visit Machu Pichu
  18. Fly over the Nasca Lines
  19. Reed boats of Lake Titicaca
  20. Take a boat ride on the Amazon River
  21. See the White House in Washington
  22. Drive through Monument Valley
  23. Get sprayed on at Niagara Falls
  24. Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde
  25. Empire State building
  26. Statue of Liberty
  27. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  28. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  29. See the Mona Lisa in the Louvre
  30. Stand on the Rialto bridge in Venice
  31. Cruise on the Danube
  32. St Peter's Square in Rome
  33. Walk in the Colosseum
  34. Visit Gallipoli
  35. Cuba before the Castros die
  36. See the Mayan / Aztec culture
  37. Go back to New York
  38. Visit a South Pacific Island (Rarotonga)
  39. Safari in Lake Ngorongoro crater
  40. Stay on Zanzibar
  41. See the deserts of Namibia
  42. Lake Victoria & Victoria Falls
  43. Balloon ride over Masai Mara
  44. Table Mountain in Capetown
  45. Check out the geysers of Iceland
  46. Phallic museum in Reykavik
  47. St Petersburg & Moscow
  48. Stay in southern France
  49. Go for a cruise in Alaska
  50. Check out the "stans" : Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
  51. Visit the Forbidden City
  52. See the terracotta soldiers
  53. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  54. Go as far north as North Cape - the very top of Europe
  55. Visit Scandinavia
  56. Go to Spain, Morocco, Portugal
  57. Baltic countries
  58. See the Berlin Wall, and Checkpoint Charlie
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. Rajastan
Places / countries / cities unticked:
  1. South America: Brazil, Argentina, Eduador, Colombia, Bolivia (some of these would be good)
  2. Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia
  3. Japan
  4. stay in southern Italy
  5. Middle East: Jordan, Israel, Iran, Oman (some of these would be good)
  6. Egypt: Nile cruise, pyramids, Sphinx
  7. Antarctica - my last continent
  8. Greece: some islands and the Acropolis
  9. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
  10. Stone circles on Harris and Lewis
X rated
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  3. ?
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Things to try / do - ticked:
  1. go to a strip club
  2. picked up by a guy who's 30 years younger than me
  3. sailing
  4. drive a racing car
  5. drive a car in Europe
  6. ride on a Harley
  7. a roller coaster
  8. own my own home
  9. ballooning (Canterbury Plains AND Kenya)
  10. walk off the Sky Tower in Auckland
  11. learn to play jazz on a piano
  12. fly any class except "cattle"
  13. dirt-bike riding
  14. be a bridesmaid
  15. Nevis Swing
Things to try / do - unticked:
  1. sky-dive (booked 3 times; weather had other ideas)
  2. Dance at my grandson's 20th/21st (2021: he's 15 this year)
New Zealand list: (from 2020, this became a "thing"!)
and I've already seen an awful lot of New Zealand
  1. Farewell Spit (top of South Island)
  2. Southern Alps train trip
  3. stay at the Hermitage (Mt Cook)
  4. Doubtful Sound cruise
  5. Dart River Jet boat
NewZealand list - unticked:
  1. Helicopter onto a glacier in Southern Alps
  2. Cape Reinga
  3. Catlins
  4. Marlborough Sounds up close, but I'm not kayaking!

Ticking Boxes, January, 2021