MyWanderlist: Extreme Bucket List
I’ve scoured the internet, travel guides, magazines and best in travel books to create the most extreme bucket list. Each item on my list comes with a litany of challenges and dangers I will have to overcome. Many require weeks or months of research, careful preparation and training. I am not sure how I am going to pull these off yet and survive.
1. Break into a Bolivian Prison and Survive the Night
The only self-governing prison in the world. Prisoners make the laws on the inside, elect their leaders and have to pay rent for their jail cells by finding employment within the colony’s social structure and economic revenue streams.
2. Box in a Professional Mexican Bout
Mexico City is known for its prize fighters. Revered for their quickness, Many fighters have bet their family’s livelihood on their success in underground fighting, so they will not be taking it easy on me. I will Train and fight with the best in the world.
3. Tattoo Hammered in by Headhunter Tribe
The Iban tribe in Borneo is known for their ruthless headhunting tactics and use tattoos hammered with bone splinters to show off their accomplishments. I will go stay with a tribe and get a tattoo the traditional way.
4. Bungee Jumping Tied to Vines
South Pacific Islanders who tie vines to their feet and leap off a rickety wooden scaffold. The forerunner of bungee. There’s no safety equipment, no ambulance or hospital on the island, no play in the vines. Wearing only a penis sheath.
5. Trek to the Lost Mayan Capital of El Mirador for the Apocalypse
Nearly 50 miles from the end of the last road, the largest pyramid in the world has remained swallowed by the jungle until very recently. We will trek there for the Mayan end of days with a group of archeologists and Mayan history experts.
6. Relive Che’s Epic Motorcycle Road Trip
Follow Che’s historic journey on ‘Motorcycle diaries.’ We will buy an old motorcycle in Buenos Aires. Ride it from Argentina to Colombia.
7. Stay at The Death Hotel: North Korea
Extreme Bucket List: Originally conceived as the grandest symbol of North Korean communism in the 1950s, this hotel will be the largest in the world when built. Shoddy construction, delays, mishaps and an elevator shaft that is not straight have extended the construction over 5 decades
8. Running of the Bulls
The world’s most dangerous sporting event held in Spain every year. It is very difficult to get past the riot police and even more difficult to avoid these angry bulls during the run. Then comes the 90-degree turn in the path that sends these huge creatures barreling into the whatever is standing next to them.
9. Lunch with the Dalai Lama
Have lunch with the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharmsala. This is extremely difficult to do because he does not usually see people unless they are a dignitary, Buddhist monk or a Tibetan with a special situation.
10. Race Across India in a Custom Rickshaw
Help: Have you heard of anything that could make a good addition to this list?
Here is a running list of other ideas I’ve received:
- Ostrich Racing
- Crossing Kyber Pass with an armed escort
- Cage diving with Great white sharks (done it.)
- Learn Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple
- Sandboard down an active volcano (done it.)
My Craziest Stories:
Want to read my best travel stories? Here are some good ones:
- Madain Saleh Saudi Arabia: Hitchhiking to Petra’s twin city
- Dancing with Corpses: Famadihana- Turning of the Bones in Madagascar: The hidden meaning behind one of the most bizarre ceremonies will surprise you
- The Secret Lives of Sea Gypsies: My personal experience living with the world’s best divers on the fringes of civilization
- Volcano Boarding Nicaragua: The extreme sport for the slightly insane?
- 5 Secret Temples to Photograph the Bagan Sunrise
- SHOCKING: Brad tries the chef’s special at the macabre Tomohon Meat Market