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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

Extreme Bucket List: 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.

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

Extreme Bucket List: Mexico City is known for its prize fighters.  Known for their quickness, Many fighters have bet their family’s livelihood on their success in underground fighting. Train and fight with the best in the world

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

Extreme Bucket List: 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.

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

Extreme Bucket List: South Pacific Islanders who tie vines to their feet and leap off a rickety wooden scaffold. The forerunner of bungee.  No there's no safety equipment, no ambulance or hospital on the island, no play in the vines.  Wearing only a penis sheath.

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

Extreme Bucket List: 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

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

 

Extreme Bucket List: Buy an old motorcycle in Buenos Aires.  Ride it from Argentina to Colombia.

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

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

Extreme Bucket List: The world’s most dangerous sporting event.

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

Extreme Bucket List: Have 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

Extreme Bucket List: Ride a bicycle from one end the Indian Subcontinent to the other

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.)

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About the author: Brad Bernard

 

Brad Bernard has traveled through 89 countries to find off-the-map experiences and authentic adventure travel. He pushes his own personal boundaries by travelling experimentally. Brad’s personal quest to find the most extreme and unique in travel has bred misadventures and moments of enlightenment alike. You can read his craziest stories on his adventure travel blog

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