My Bucket List

Done
       
      Continents set foot on:
      1. Asia
      2. Africa
      3. North America
      4. Europe
      Pending: 3
      1. South America
      2. Australia
      3. Antartica
       
      Oceans touched
      1. Indian
      2. Atlantic
      3. Pacific

      Pending: 2
      1. Arctic
      2. Southern
       
      Countries set foot on:
      1. India
      2. Germany
      3. US
      4. UK
      5. Switzerland
      6. Mauritius
      7. Singapore
      8. Hong Kong
      9. Maldives
      10. Qatar (Upcoming)
      11. Greece (Upcoming)
       
      New Wonders Visited:
      1. Taj Mahal, India
      Pending: 
      1. Great Wall of China
      2. Petra, Jordan
      3. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
      4. Machu Picchu, Peru
      5. Chichen Itza, Mexico
      6. Colosseum, Italy
      7. Giza Pyramids, Egypt
      1. Upcoming Greece: Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini (Oct 2022)
      2. JLR Kings Sanctuary, Nagarahole (May 2022)
      3. Maldives: Stay in ocean villa, beach villa, Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Swim with Turtles, bioluminescent fish (May 2022) 
      4. Mountain Shadows Resort, Waynad (Apr 2022)
      5. Hampi (UNESCO world heritage site), Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole (Mar 2022, Dec 2004, Dec 2003)
      6. Neelakurunji (Blue flowers that bloom once 12 years in Nilgiris and Western Ghats) (Sep 2021)
      7. Pvt waterfall resort in Ayatana, Coorg (Sep 2011)
      8. Dolphins in the sea, Goa (2019)
      9. Jet Ski, Goa (2019)
      10. Saw a black panther, leopard and tiger in the wild, Kabini Forest reserve (2017)
      11. Jaipur, Abhaneri step well
      12. Start my own company: 123Interio (2014)
      13. Work as CTO in a startup (2013-14)
      14. Learn to swim (2013) at the age of 38
      15. Author a technology book - jQuery Mobile Cookbook by Packt Publishers
      16. Publish Kannada Books - (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2021) - 5 books in total, 6th WIP
      17. Yana, Sahasralinga (2012)
      18. Recognized contributor of open source community (2009+)
      19. White water rafting - level 3 rapids @ Barapole, Coorg (2009)
      20. Trek through a rain forest (2009)
      21. Bathe in a waterfall (2009)
      22. Climbed the 5th highest peak in S. India (Tadiandamol Coorg, 1748m) (2009)
      23. Archery (2008)
      24. Reached the 2nd highest peak in S. India (Doddabetta Ooty, 2637m) (2008)
      25. Drive a water speed bike (2006)
      26. Dive in a submarine (2004)
      27. See a Sunken ship (2004)
      28. Para-sail (2004)
      29. Drive a speed boat (2004)
      30. Shoot a double barrel shotgun (2004)
      31. See a Tsunami Wave - (Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka, 26-Dec-2004)
      32. Cross country across the US - to and fro (~8700 miles in 16 days, 2003)
      33. Drive across the Loneliest Road in US R50, Nevada (2003)
      34. Saw the largest living being on earth - General Sherman Tree (2003)
      35. Gutenberg Volunteer (2002) - redacted and published 15 books so far ....
      36. Pilot a plane - 2 seater Cessna (1999)
      37. Ice skiing (1999)
      38. Explore caves (1999)
      39. Drive a car @ 200 kmph (1999)
      40. Helicopter ride and saw Niagara Falls from the top (1999)
      41. Trek to the base of Jog Falls (253m) highest waterfall in S. Asia (1992)

      TO DO:

      Things to do (not in any particular order)
      1. Leh: Bike ride (Aug 2022)
      2. Camp inside Masai Mara - watch the great river crossing
      3. Foot safari at Mana Pools and watch feeding lions, wild dogs, stand up elephants
      4. Camel ride in a desert and camp overnight
      5. Rio Di Janeiro - statue of Christ
      6. Kremlin in Russia, St. Petersburg
      7. Swim in a bio-luminescence beach
      8. Swim with Sharks/Mantas/Octopus/Whales
      9. Water skiing
      10. Fly boarding
      11. Float in the Dead Sea, Petra
      12. Egypt - Float on nile, pyramids, sphinx, Abu Simbel temple
      13. Night in a boat house
      14. Australia: Great Barrier Reef, Totem Pole (Tasmania), 
      15. Brazil see a Jaguar
      16. China: Great Wall, Mt. Hua ride,
      17. East African Rift: Crater lakes
      18. Mexico: Angangueo: monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Sierra Chincua (Chincua mountain) 
      19. Namibia: underground bunker at Etosha National Park and watch elephants from few feet away
      20. South Africa national parks
      21. South Georgia Island: St. Andrews Bay. largest king penguin colonies
      22. Sri Lanka: Yala NP (largest leopard)
      23. Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and watch the flamingoes
      24. Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park (lions on trees), Lake Albert, Explosion Craters area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorillas of Bwindi National Park 
      25. US:Alaska: Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai Nat'l Park and Preserve. Bears pack the falls there, catching salmon as they swim upstream.
      26. See flying fish (US:Wyoming: Powder River (minnows) or in an ocean)
      27. See the seven wonders (seen Taj, 6 more to go)
      28. Sea plane ride
      29. Under sea walk
      30. Watch a live Opera
      31. Run a marathon
      32. Sky dive
      33. Bungee Jump
      34. Rappelling
      35. Rock climbing
      36. See a whale
      37. Touch a dolphin
      38. Drive a 1000+ cc bike
      39. Drive a car at 300 kmph
      40. Travel in a bullet train
      41. Balloon ride
      42. Deep dive with a DPV
      43. Base Jumping
      44. Go on a luxury Cruise
      45. Bathe in a Geyser
      46. A Himalayan trek
      47. Drive on top of the Great Wall of China
      48. Cross the Sahara Desert
      49. Drive round the world
      50. Drive around the golden quadrilateral in India
      51. Drive on the highest motorable road in world - Umling La Pass
      52. 3 Continents to visit: Australia, S. America, Antartica
      53. Oceans to touch: Arctic and Antartic Oceans
      54. Sail round the world
      55. Trek across a desert
      56. Reach the North Pole
      57. Visit Antartica & reach the South Pole
      58. See a live volcano
      59. See an Aurora Borealis
      60. Watch a space shuttle/rocket launch
      61. Dive to the Titanic
      62. See earth from space
      63. Watch a comet (Halley's comet will visit us 2061 and I will be 87 yrs)
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