Things to do, Places to go and People to see

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Panorama of Club house I resized
A reproduction of a list I have had and maintained for a while on my original homepage (where I called it My Checklist)!

# Things to do Status
1. Learn to ski (both downhill and cross-country) Done that (Winter 1988-89, Sedrun, Switzerland; October, 1996, Norway)
2. Camp out in a snow cave Done that (February 1997, Beitostolen, Norway)
3. Learn to scuba dive Done that (April 1996, Mindoro, Philippines)
4. Snow camp on cross-country skis Done that (Easter 1997, Norway)
5. Trek the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal Done that, been there (October, 1997 and March, 2000)
6. Go on a wild life safari in the Chitwan National Park, Nepal Done that, been there (June 1998)
7. Trek to Langtang, Nepal Done that, been there (April 1998)
8. Trek to and explore Helumbu area, Nepal Done/seen part of it (September 1997)
9. Trek to Annapurna and Machhapuchhare base camp, Nepal Done that, been there (April 2000)
10. Raft Trishuli Done that (August 1996; April 1998; June 1998)
11. Hike down to the bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA Visited: June 2002. (Yet to hike down!)
12. Set foot on all seven continents 5 so far: Asia, North America, Europe, Australia and Africa.Yet to set foot on: Latin America and Antarctica.
13. Road trips around the USA Grand Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas (NV), and Zion National Park (Summer 2002);

Las Vegas (NM), Austin, New Orleans, St. Luis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Denver, and Las Vegas (Winter 2002-03);

Mesa Verde, CO, Canyonlands and The Arches, UT (June, 2003);

Des Moines (IA), Kansas City (KS), Denver (CO), Colorado Springs (CO), Mesa Verde (CO), Manument Valley (AZ), Moab (UT), Canyon Lands (UT), The Arches (UT), Salt Late City (UT) (Summer 2015)

14. Learn to play the didgeridoo Started (Fall 2001)
15. Learn Merengue Started (Fall 2001)
16. Learn Salsa Started (Fall 2002)
17. Camp out in a yurt Done that (December 2002, Colorado, USA. Skied in, spent two nights and skiied out)
18. Go up on a hot air balloon. Done that. Summer 2005, Hunter Valley, Australia.
19. Go on wild-life safari in Africa. Done that.

Oct. 11-14, 2004, South Luangwa, Zambia;

Dec. 23-27, 2004, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains, Tanzania;

November 2006 Liwonde National Park, Malawi

20. Scuba Dive amongst the Great Barrier Reefs, Australia, in Maldives, the Barrier Reefs in Belize, the Red Sea and in the Far East Dove in the Philippines (March and May 1996);

dove in Zanzibar (Spring of 2007)

21. Swim with wild dolphins. Done that. April 2007, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
22. Take the trans-Siberian train  
23. Travel overland to Lhasa, Tibet, from Nepal Been there (July-Aug. 2007) but flew in and flew out.
24. Do the Inca trail (the part in Peru)  
25. Learn to surf  
26. Sky dive (preferably in Baha California, Mexico)  
27. Trek to Kala Pathar, Everest Base Camp, Nepal  
28. Walk part of the great wall of China  
29. Travel along the great network of canals in the UK on a long boat  
30. Hike in the Laplands in Norway and Finland in the summer and watch the midnight sun  
31. Do a mountaineering course and climb a 5500m (18000ft) mountain (Kilimanjaro?).  
32. Raft Kali Ghandaki, Nepal  
33. Trek to or visit Dolpo, Nepal (Missed an opportunity the Summer of 2003)
34. Trek to Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal  
35. Do a road trip around Europe  
36. Circumnavigate the globe on a round-the-world ticket  
37. Do a road trip in Africa.  


# Places to go Status
1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India Been there (March 1999)
2. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA Been there (June 2002)
3. The Amazon rainforest  
4. The ancient city of Petra, Jordan  
5. The Pyramids in Egypt  
6. Bodgaya and Varanasi (Banaras), India  
7. Dharmasala, India (Dalai Lama’s residence)  
8, Visit Cuba Been there (Summer of 2008; spent 7 weeks)
9. Visit Victoria Falls  
10. Antarctica  
11. Galapagos Islands  
12. Visit Angkor Wat. (Missed an opportunity; I lived in Vietnam for a year!)


# People to see Status
1. Yeshe Norbu, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama  

Do you have such a list? If so, please share!



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