Wish List

This is my ever-growing and ever-changing wish list filled with ultimate and awesome adventures I am seriously planning on having done once in my life. Okay, I know there’s a slight possibility that some of these adventures will never be crossed of the list, but a girl can dream right? If you have any suggestions for adventures that absolutely have to be on my bucket list, please let me know! (click to expand)

  • Live abroad for at least a year
  • Visit all seven continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Antarctica)
  • Learn Chinese (Mandarin course 101 & 102)
  • Hike a glacier
  • Run a marathon (preferably the Pyongyang marathon)
  • Learn how to surf (Fuerteventura)
  • See the Olympic Games (London 2012)
  • Hold a baby penguin – or any cute baby animal (baby crocodile, not really cute)
  • Ziplining from tree to tree
  • Learn how to line dance (France 2008, with my mom, sis and aunt)
  • Stay in an overwater bungalow
  • Drive on the left side of the road (UK, Zambia – okay on the camp ground)
  • Celebrate New Year’s in another country
  • Go on an expedition to the Arctic
  • Volunteer abroad (India)
  • Fall in love
  • Have a family (& travel the world with them)
  • Become a surfer chick
  • Become a snowboard chick
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Go whale watching
  • Put my ideals into action (The Footprint Challenge)
  • Be a movie extra (Ver van familie, 2008)
  • Participate in an international sports events (rowing  Poland)
  • Go on a balloon ride
  • Experience the most hermit kingdom in the world: North Korea
  • Let my mom show us around her country of birth Indonesia
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Visit my great-great-grandfather’s grave in Indonesia
  • Meet the happiest people in the world in Bhutan
  • Fall in love with the Hong Kong skyline
  • Share a meal with the healthiest elderly in the world in Okinawa, Japan
  • Have Korean BBQ in the other Korea (South Korea)
  • See the Terracotta Army in Xi’An, China
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway with my future kids & hubby
  • Follow the Silk Road in Central Asia – camel optional (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit (a one day hopefully free) Tibet
  • Doing tai chi in the park in Hong Kong with locals
  • See the sacred Ganges river in India
  • Taking a bath with an elephant
  • Stay on a tropical paradise Robinson Crusoe-like island
  • Meet the panda’s in China
  • Experience Asian train travel (China, India)
  • Go horseback riding in Mongolia
  • Making jokes in Mandarin with Chinese elderly
  • Have the best Peking Duck in Beijing
  • See the Victoria Falls
  • Swim with penguins in Cape Town
  • Go on a safari
  • See the Big Five in their natural habitat (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard)
  • Hike Table Mountain
  • Rock at AfricaBurn with my BFF
  • Camp in the wilderness
  • Sip wine (get drunk) in South Africa’s wine region
  • Meet the gorillas in Rwanda
  • Go sandboarding in the Namibian desert
  • Meet King Julian in Madagascar (yes, the one from the movie)
  • Explore Lake Malawi by kayak
  • Visit my great-great-grandfathers birthplace near Odessa, Ukraine (back then still Russia)
  • Be a tourist in my own city: Amsterdam
  • Go ice-fishing in my own wooden cabin in Lapland
  • See an opera in the open air arena in Verona, Italy (Nabucco)
  • Fake to be a true Parisian in Paris
  • Visit all 28 countries in the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK)
  • Visit the pope’s home in Vatican City
  • Practice my (now still basic) Russian language skills in Russia
  • See the majestic fjords of Norway
  • Sit on the banks of Loch Lomond while singing “on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond”
  • Go to Oktoberfest in Munich while wearing a Dirndl
  • Experience the last dictatorship of Europe in Belarus
  • Getting stuffed with the best pasta in Tuscany
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go to Iceland with our own car
  • Visit the Faroe Islands
  • Experience historic Rome
  • Meet the monkeys at the Gibraltar rock in Spain
  • Faking an Irish accent in Ireland (after too many whiskey)
  • Spent 14 Juillet with my family in France
  • Meet Rudolph and his friends on a family winter trip to Scandinavia
  • Take the boat to England
  • See the weird landscape in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Explore the beautiful nature of our neighbor Germany
  • Roadtrip along the Pacific Coast Highway
  • Doing a coast to coast campervan roadtrip
  • Fall in love with New York
  • See the Indian Summer in New England
  • Live & study at an Ivy League university (Harvard)
  • Drive all the way down from Seattle to San Diego (& visit my bro and his wife there)
  • Bike the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See all 50 states of the United States of America (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
  • Go on a family campervan road trip
  • Sipping wine in California’s wine country
  • Explore Yellowstone National Park
  • Go horseback riding and stay on a ranch
  • Drive Route 66
  • Do the crazy expensive helicopter thing over the Grand Canyon
  • Explore the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Driving through Los Angeles like a boss
  • Seeing grizzly bears (from afar) on Vancouver Island
  • Pretend to go to Hogwarts at Harry Potter World
  • Visit the Amish in Amish Country
  • Following a brass band through the streets of New Orleans
  • Enjoy an evening of live music at the Bluebird Café in Nashville
  • Take a midnight train to Georgia while singing “on a midnight train to Georgia” (one of my favourite songs ever!)
  • Explore paradise in Hawaii
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Drive across the Badlands in South Dakota
  • Visit a true country music festival (preferably with Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley)
  • Learn how to dance the Charleston in Charleston & spent the night on a plantation
  • Dance my ass off at carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Survive the Death Road in Bolivia
  • Meet the penguins in Ushuaia (& also checking off visiting the most southern city in the world)
  • Finally take my man to Uruguay
  • Rocking a panama hat in Panama
  • Learn the tango in Buenos Aires
  • Make friends with a jungle monkey (Bolivia)
  • See Machu Picchu in Peru (because my parents didn’t take us with them when we were in Bolivia)
  • Sailing the San Blas Islands in Panama
  • Stand on Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat
  • Going back in time in Cuba
  • Stay in a tree-house ecoresort in Costa Rica
  • Climb the highest mountain in the Kingdom of The Netherlands on Saba
  • See the Lago Titicaca, the largest lake in South America
  • Experience Gaucho life in Argentina
  • Visit Matagalpa in Nicaragua (because in primary school we did an annual charity walk for Matagalpa)
  • Living island life in the Carib (Curacao)
  • See the Pyramids in Egypt
  • Getting lost in a medina (Marrakech)
  • Sleep in a tented camp in the desert
  • Visit my cousin in Lebanon (& party in Beirut)
  • Sail the Nile river in Egypt
  • Roadtrip with a 4×4 jeep across Oman
  • Visit the king cities of Morocco (Rabat, Meknes, Casablanca, Marrakech)
  • Let my man show me around Iran (he’s been there before)
  • Riding a camel through the desert (Egypt)
  • See the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
  • Visit Israel & Palestine
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • See an opera at the Sydney Opera House
  • Hang with the local surfer crowd in Perth
  • Climb the steepest street in the world (Dunedin Street, New Zealand)
  • Eat the most amazing Asian food at Kylie Kwong’s restaurant in Sydney
  • Skydive in New Zealand (where else?)
  • Explore Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand
  • See the sunrise over Ayer Rock (Uluru)
  • Campervan roadtrip across Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand
  • Dicsover Maori culture in Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Camp in the Australian outback
  • Go zorbing
  • See Hobbiton and leave the Shire
  • Meet Skippy the kangaroo (or one of his family members)
  • Relax on the gorgeous islands of French Polynesia
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Meet the kiwi birds in New Zealand
  • See the gorgeous Milford Sound in New Zealand

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