We have had Egypt on our Bucket List for a long time but had given up the dream of ever being able to visit. We had booked to travel in 2011 but the uprising that overthrew the dictator Hosni Mubarak saw the Australian Government post travel warnings and our tour operator cancelled the trip. Travel warnings remained in place due to the bombing of a plane in 2015. We were excited when a scoopon (online discount goods seller) came through with a very cheap deal to travel to Egypt. “Why not” we thought and we took the plunge giving us 12 days in the most interesting country I have travelled to and allowing me to cross floating down the Nile and seeing the ancient wonders that Egypt has in abundance off my Bucket list.
PAST and FUTURE
Iceland and Greenland were on my Bucket list back in the eighties. I travelled to both places in 1990 and was taken with the spectacular scenery and the differences in life that living in a very cold climate created. I then crossed it off my list. However, it has popped back onto my list as I would love to travel there and show it to my husband who certainly didn’t have it on his Bucket list. After seeing the Secret Life of Walter Mitty which visited both courntries he has finally agreed that he would like to visit them with me. No plans at the moment but it will have to be in the next few years because soon he is going to be saying the flights knock him so much that he no longer wants to do long haul travel.
Having my memoir published has long been on my bucket list. I say long been because the first version was started over twenty years ago. As it came near to completion I realised that I had to have an Australian publisher take me up. Most of us leave behind a bit of ourselves in our children. I have no children so that is not an option for me but I realised that I too wanted to leave a part of me behind and this could be done by having a place in the National Library of Australia and as can be seen below – there it is.
This is the closest we have got to Mainland China. From the Macau side we watched people going through the border post to work. I don’t know that China has been on my Bucket List for long although a friend of ours that worked there told us how beautiful a country it is . Now however we have added it. It is closer to home and an extremely cheap destination for us to travel to. The plan is to remove it from the Bucket List sometime next year.
In response to Sunday Stills prompt Bucket List