I am an international flight attendant, but I don’t fly to some of these places, surprised at a couple. I did not know, for instance, that in Cambodia or Vietnam, one could pay with US dollars, if one was one vacation. The big question, of course, is whether you are losing out on the exchange or getting a bigger bang for your buck (so to speak!)
I welcome comments and experiences from other travelers!
I am a HUGE eco-minded person, my recycle bin is always bigger than my trash and try to find a bulb in my house that is incandescent. I’m not perfect, nor do I get rabid about every little speck of plastic that I see wafting in the wind, but I certainly do my part to help clean up this globe! To that end, I have found a cool website called the Mother Nature Network that has tons of great ideas. It started out with a simple Facebook (FB) link about coloring Easter eggs without using commercial dyes that you get at the grocery story and after a little Internet safari, I am now a member and want to pass some of this on to you: Take a gander!
Now if we can only make sure we don’t have any far-right ostriches who say that it’s all scientific mumbo-jumbo and that if it wasn’t thought of by Moses or Ronald Reagan it can’t exist, we should be alright! It’s a start….!
I added this webpage for my non-airline friends and family, it astounds me as to how often one sees the people at the security line, who look like merchants on the Silk Road. Really? You honestly thought you could get through with three strollers, a cooler and 30 pieces of jewelry dangling from various body parts? Get out of the way!
I like a very particular kind of French red wine, a Brouilly, not easily found in the United States. I can find it readily in France, but if I quit flying at the end of 2013, I will need a continued supply. To that end, I have found a good website that finds rather obscure and popular wines. Enjoy…
I have decided that instead of having a running, mental bucket list, it would be better to actually write it down, check off what has been done and update it from time to time. I will also ask my friends, family and visitors to help me think of new things to do that will continue to enrich my life.
Why have a bucket list at all? Many that know me, know that I have had two brain tumors, my hips replaced and am HIV-positive. I have an “understanding” with God that I cannot leave this planet until my bucket list is empty (to make up for the madness that has since entered my life). I have read many entries of the books 1000 Things to See/Do Before You Die, <flash>I DON’T recommend them.</flash> The problem is that although they may be a good starting point, they are not YOUR lists and so may have little in common with you, as was the case with me. If you truly need to see them, stop by the library, buying these books is not worth the money, in my opinion. P.S. You can also Google “bucket list” and get some other ideas, like I did. So to that end, I present my bucket list, now the date that I think of ideas. If the item is barred, it has been completed and will also have the date it was fulfilled!The list is in no particular order and will not certainly be fulfilled in order…
watch the sunrise with David on Bronte Beach, Sydney (11/09/12)
swim with whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium, this activity requires that I get my PADI license. Although I could snorkel around the top, what would be the point? If you’re gonna swim with the fishes, you need to swim with the fishes! Plus this aquarium offers to very unique PADI certifications that can only be gotten here.
actually watch the movie The Bucket List (11/11/12)
… this ought to be enough to get me started, but by no means is complete. I will keep adding to my list continuously as I see things that catch my eye and ear. As I mentioned, I invite the reader to comment and maybe make a suggestion ( I will see if it fits in my life view ). To you all, I wish a long and very fulfilled life!