Experience Bucketlist

Bucketlist – A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

Usually the term Bucketlist is usually reserved for people contemplating their own mortality, reminiscing on missed opportunities or fantasizing about the experiences of others. More recently, however the term has been inducted into the world of travel, and referenced in many a conversation by an eclectic audience.

A Wandering Memory was set up to share the experiences we have had, inspire people to try new things and reiterate that a memory is worth is weight in gold! With this in mind, and to celebrate our 1 year anniversary we have decided to share  A Wandering Memory’s travel experience Bucketlist in a number of posts over the next few days:

  • Base Camp Everest

Mt Everest has captivated the imagination of millions of people from around the world for centuries. It represents the ultimate challenge of gruelling determination, survival, wonder and fulfilment. Literally climbing to the top of the world, a place so cruel and unforgiving it has taken many lives. Categorically mankind is not designed to survive at such altitudes.

I gave up on the dream of conquering its peak years ago; however still yearn to complete the iconic trek to its base camp lying at the foot of the highest mountain on Earth. The fulfilment of conquering just a small piece of this iconic trek is enough to make it onto our Bucketlist.

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  • Swimming with a Whale or Whale Shark

The mystery of these gigantic creatures enthralls and captivates us. We have been luckier than most in witnessing the beauty of Orcas, Humpback, Sperm and Minke Whales from afar. However after experiencing the thrill of Great White Shark Cage diving, witnessing these majestic creatures in the water just resonates with us. The sheer size and devastating power of these lords of the ocean would be a privilege to experience.


  • Visiting the Ghost town of Pripyat (Chernobyl)

The nuclear disaster that rocked the world in 1986, stuck in our memories as very young and influential children. Maybe that is the reason for our fascination with the abandoned town of Pripyat that lies on the northern border of the Ukraine. Having visited Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and witnessing theses cities rebuilt from the first nuclear bombs, a comparison with the true nature of radioactive power, would be fascinating. We believe the town, still abandoned even today, will provide a haunting sense of nature and the brutal realisation of how dangerous a species we truly are.

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To be continued…

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18 thoughts on “Experience Bucketlist

  1. This was inspiring! Visiting Chernobyl is going to my bucketlist (I have always wanted to go but didn’t realize to put it to my bucketlist…) I’m waiting for the part two 🙂

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    1. Hey neidotta. Thanks for the comment. Yes it’s definitely out of the box but I think it would be incredible. I have written part 2 so it’s ready to go tomorrow or Friday so follow me now and let me know what you think of the next parts…

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    1. Ha we have yes… But these are still on the list. Last post in the series coming up tomorrow. Are you heading to London anytime in the future is love to chat with you about how to take this blog to the next level… Your the guru

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    1. Ah yes I think it’s one of those places where you would get a real sense of how small we really are. There’s also something about so called ghost towns which fascinates me. What so your bucketlist apart from this?

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      1. Yes that’s very true mine usually does also. That’s why I did experiences instead of places as my mind wanders on locations all the time but some of those experiences are set in stone I.e. Base camp, priyiat. The mass migration and seeing the animals. Just thrilling and most are very realistic


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