I went to Tanzania on a week-long safari to the Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. The landscapes were amazingly beautiful and we came very close to the animals. Our group saw elephants, monkeys, various birds, lions, hyena, hippos, giraffes, zebra, wildebeast, and a rhino. I am a big elephant lover, so I went googly eyed over the elephants. I almost cried when I went to Ngorongoro Crater. It was the most beautiful place, I’ve ever seen with the sweeping grassland, roaming animals, and walls of the crater surrounding the area.
juling's Life List
1. learn to drive
2. eat healthier
3. be confident in a bathing suit
4. get fit
5. climb a mountain
6. see the northern lights
7. find a career
8. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
9. Take more pictures
10. go camping
11. live simply
12. increase my flexibility
13. clean my room
14. See a total solar eclipse
15. take better care of my skin
16. Learn to cook
17. climb a tree
18. whiten my teeth
19. get a master's degree in library science
20. take a self defense class
21. cure my insomnia
22. Eat more fruits and vegetables
23. surround myself with positive people
24. spend more time with my family
25. clean out the clutter
26. grow my own vegetables
How I did it: I went to the Roatan, one of the Bay Islands in Honduras for a Discovery Dive. After learning some skills in a shallow area, we went to an area about 30 feet deep and dived down with an instructor.In the shallow area, I had trouble learning the skills and it was very hard getting used to breathing through my mouth only. I finally got somewhat used to it, but still shaky.We went out on the boat and it was a struggle since the boat was extr… Read how I did it…
Hot air balloons always fascinated me. I got the chance to go on a relatively inexpensive ride over the Valley of the Kings while traveling in Egypt. I did some research and read online that it wasn’t worth it. The review said, you can’t see anything and it’s a waste of money.
My experience was completely the opposite! I saw the Nile surrounded by mist, the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful fields of Egypt, Egyptian architecture from above, and the sunrise. Egyptians waved to us from the ground and we waved back. I will never forget the experience. It was so worth it.
After many other scattered attempts when traveling, I just found my balance on an old bike that I tried to learn on 10 years ago or so. I found the courage to do laps around a local park loop. It was wonderful with the breeze and the Pokemon bike tune in my head. I was so excited.
It’s hard for people to understand, since most people learned to ride as a kid. People are surprised when I tell them I can’t bike. Not anymore :) I might be shaky on start up don’t have great confidence on the thing, but I can ride a bike!