Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Go somewhere new each year (read all 2 entries…)
Alexandria - Egypt

So my new destination this year was to some new places in Egypt. I went first to Alexandria where my friend Vix teaches primary school for the British International school there. We had a good few days and then went with a few of her friends on a trip down to the desert around the Baharayia Oasis.
It’s about a 4-5 hour drive from Cairo and well worth a visit although I would suggest that you go with professional guides as we did as when you are out in the desert you are reliant on the food and water you brought with you and also the driving abilities of your guides.
It was amazing. We went to the white and black deserts (chalk rock monoliths vs black rocky floors) and found some sand dunes in between. At night we slept out under the stars in what they call a bedouin tent which is basically a structure enclosed on 3 sides standing up and open to the air – but helps keep the sand from getting in your food and covering you when you sleep.
The temperature was fine at night – a sleeping bag was useful but a lightweight one was fine and during the day it reached about 40 degrees centigrade and at midday there is no shade for love nor money. (and this was only the end of May/start of June)
all in all a wondrful trip.



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