And so the Adventure Begins…

1. Visit Hampi ruins, India

I’ve been obsessed with travelling to India for a while now, but until I did some research about the country, I didn’t realize how many cool ruins there were. Obviously as an archaeology major I don’t think anything is more exciting than a good ruins sites, but I really love visiting sites that I know nothing about. When I go to archaeological sites that I know nothing about, it’s really cool to be able to learn about an ancient culture and people while actually in the place. Hopefully one day I will be able to go to India and be immersed in the culture but also learn a lot about the history.

2. Take the Orient express

One of my favorite books is The Murder on the Orient Express. It is such a thrilling booking that keeps you guessing the entire time, as to who the murderer is. But what I really didn’t realize when I was reading the book, was the Orient Express is a real train and you can still ride it today. There are two reasons I want to ride it. One because it would be fun to ride the train that a book I love is based on, another reason is the train has stops all over Europe, so it would be able to take me to many countries in Europe that I want to visit.

3. Amazon Rainforest Sky Walk

I’ve always thought it would be really amazing to go to the Amazon Rainforest. Though the idea kind of freaks me out at the same time because the rainforest is home to the two things I hate most, snakes, and tarantulas. However I think it would be really awesome to see the Amazon from the sky. In a lot of rainforests, they offer these sky walk tours, where they use suspension bridges so that you can view the forest from the tree canopy. I think that would be so cool to be so high up in the trees, it would be like seeing the rainforest from the point of view of a monkey.

4. View one of the Olympics firsthand

I love watching the Olympics, but how awesome would it be to actually go and watch the Olympics in person rather than on TV. I don’t know if I would rather attend a winter or a summer games, but I would probably go to summer because I like more of the summer events. Some of my favorite events to watch, but winter and summer, are figure skating, sailing, rowing, skiing, gymnastics, track and field, and beach volleyball.

5. Hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest

I love to hike and backpack, but I am not a mountain climber and never will be. So, I don’t want to climb Mt. Everest, I know I would never make it, but I do think it would be fun to hike to the base camp. Actually a friend of mine just did and volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal and said it was a truly amazing experience. I have always wanted to travel to Nepal, and I feel like if I am there I need to at least see and hike part of Mt. Everest. Besides it would be cool to say I was at least on Mt. Everest.

There are so many things that I want to do in my life, these are just a select few and more memorable ones. I can’t wait until I really get the chance to start travelling and making amazing memories and meeting amazing people while enjoying each countries’ culture!

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  1. Nicole Kirchner says:

    These sound like such cool things to wish to do!!! Although I do not know much about them, the Hampi ruins look really cool. I have never read The Murder on the Orient Express, but I love that the train from the book actually exists in real life. Like you, I would love to see the Olympics, go to the Amazon Rain Forest, and most of all hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest. I love hiking, but I do not think that I am anywhere near being ready to take on that type of hike! I’ll definitely try to in the future, though!

  2. Emily Isaacs says:

    Heights must not freak you out at all because each week you have a different activity that involves heights! I read Into Thin Air this past summer and was totally mind blown. I really encourage you to read it, as it was written by a man who was one of few who survived the Everest disaster. It kept me on edge and was more than enough to keep me from even attempting to climb to the base camp of Everest. Still, I admire your courage and wish you best of luck with all of these aspirations! Go for it!

  3. Liz Gong says:

    I love the Murder on the Orient Express!!! That’s definitely one of my favorite books so I would love to ride the train! The Amazon Rain Forest Skywalk seems absolutely amazing, but my fear of heights would probably hinder me from actually walking across the Skywalk, but if one day, I overcome my fear, I would love to walk across it!

  4. I think it would be so cool to see Mt. Everest, that’s on my bucket list as well. I can’t imagine how high it must look from the base. I wouldn’t want to climb it either just because, at least now, I’m in no shape to hike that far and it would probably be scary as hell. But I can imagine being on the top and how much of a rush that must be; you must be able to see all of Nepal from up there. I’ve also always wanted to see the Olympics live; I think that would be so cool. I’m sure Ill get the chance to at some point in my life.

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