Friday, 26 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
1. Bungee jump off the Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand
Flinging yourself off a ledge attached to nothing more than a springy cord may seem like madness, but kamikaze Kiwis love nothing more than a rush of adrenaline. New Zealand is the home of commercial bungee jumping, and the 43m-high Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown is the original jump spot. 1,2,3 and you’re off, forwards or backwards, with a dip in the river if you so desire. So bad, If u have no gut to try this!
2. 5.Ride the world’s biggest rollercoaster, USA/Japan
Actually, you have a choice of two: the world’s tallest and fastest, or the world’s longest, ride. For the former you’ll need to head to Six Flags Great Adventure park in Jackson, New Jersey, and take a spin on the Kingda Ka. This metal monster reaches a speed of 206km/hr and climbs to a height of 140m.
Meanwhile for the longest ride in the world, strap yourself into the Steel Dragon 2000, in Nagashima, Japan – a mere 2,479m of track along which to maintain stomach control.
3. Snorkel with orcas, Norway
Between October and January, shoals of herring swim up Tysfjord in northern Norway, pursued by pods of orcas (killer whales). The whales round up the fish before stunning them with their tails. You can watch these awesome creatures in action from inflatable zodiac boats, then don a dry suit and snorkel to join them in their own habitat.
4. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
Top off a visit to one of the world’s most beautiful cities with a windswept shinny up unmistakeable Sydney Harbour Bridge. Clamber around the upper arch by way of narrow catwalks and ladders to enjoy 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour, the ocean and the Opera House from a height of 134m. You can even sign up for a night climb, and lap up the sight of Sydney’s lights reflected in the harbour; just watch your footing.
5. Eat or sleep underwater, Maldives/Dubai/Fiji
Get a sense of what life as a goldfish must be like. Try out one of a small but growing number of underwater venues around the world, and gaze trance-like at marine life gliding by the windows. The world’s first underwater restaurant is 5m below sea level at Ithaa, the Maldives – surrounded on all sides by shoals of fish, coral, rays and shark. Small-scale underwater hotels also exist – but the real humdingers are still under construction. A subaquatic palace, Hydropolis Dubai, is meant to open in 2009 and another, Poseidon of Fiji, in 2011.
6. Visit a live volcano, Costa Rica/Hawaii/Réunion
Smell the sulphur, feel the earth tremble and watch as molten lava spews from the ground. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is not for the faint of heart. But to see the Earth recreating itself right in front of you is an awe-inspiring sight, never forgotten. Popular erupting volcano hikes include Hawaii Volcanoes national park, which is safe enough to bring the family along but active enough to see molten lava flowing into the sea; a more fearsome trek through Volcán Arenal national park in Costa Rica, which contains one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is also celebrated for its hot springs; and Piton de la Fournaise Volcano on the island of Réunion, east of Madagascar, which erupts in fountains of lava with surprising regularity.
7. Take the plunge skydiving, the Himalayas
If you are going to risk your life jumping out of a plane, you might as well do it somewhere truly spectacular. So how about Mount Everest? Incredible Adventures is one company that offers no-experience-required tandem jumps in front of Everest, landing on the world’s highest drop zone.
8. See orang-utans in the wild, Borneo - i've been there~
Along the Kinabatangan river in north-eastern Borneo, you can glimpse a plethora of exotic wildlife, including black hornbill birds, troops of proboscis monkeys and, for the eagle-eyed, gangly orang-utans, whose nests sit high in the rainforest canopy. These fascinating creatures are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals, unique among great apes for their arboreal lifestyle and found only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Population estimates have dropped from 27,000 to 15,000 in the past decade, so for guaranteed sightings, head to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, where around 60 to 80 orang-utans live in a forest reserve.
9. Dance the tango, Buenos Aires
Think you can do better than the contestants on Strictly? Sultry, sensual and intense, this dance is said to have evolved in the brothels and impoverished barrios of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century. Put yourself through your paces by combining Spanish classes with tango lessons in the Argentinian capital for the complete Latin experience.
10. Ride the trans-Siberian railway across Asia
Before you leave Moscow, be sure to pack a bottle of vodka and a hefty tome, as you are about to cross the entire Asian landmass by train. You have three options to complete this once-in-a-lifetime trip: Moscow to the eastern port of Vladivostok (9,258km in seven days on the trans-Siberian line); Beijing via Manchuria (8,986km in just over six days on the trans-Manchurian line); or Beijing via the Mongolian steppe and the Gobi desert (7,621km in six days on the Trans-Mongolian line).
11. Track gorillas in the wild, Uganda
Peek through the dense foliage of the tropical cloud forest surrounding the Virunga volcanoes or the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to encounter families of mountain gorillas. These giants are endangered, with only around 700 remaining in the wild. So finding them is a particularly acute thrill. Tracking permits are limited and time spent with the gorillas is restricted to one hour, making this experience extra special. Look out for the rare set of twins in Bwindi, born in early November last year.
12. Drink at Oktoberfest, Germany - ja, ich war dort, aber kein Bier~
Down a tankard or 20 at this, the world’s biggest beer extravaganza, held over 16 days in Munich during late September. Some six million people bend their elbows here every year – and between them guzzle well over six million litres of pale lager alone. Around 200 years old, the festival also features spit-roasted oxen, sausages by the truckload and traditional Bavarian dress.
13. Swim with dolphins, New Zealand/Hawaii/Azores/Red Sea
Yes, it’s a cliché. But for good reason. Swimming among, and interacting with, wild dolphins is one of life’s most inspirational and eye-opening experiences. Some of the best places in the world to find these friendly and intelligent animals on their own turf include Oahu and Kona, Hawaii; Kaikoura, New Zealand; and the Red Sea, Egypt.
14. Float in the Dead Sea, Middle East
The world’s lowest land point, at 420m below sea level, and its saltiest body of water – about eight times saltier than the ocean – the Dead Sea is like nowhere else on the planet. And thanks to 34% salinity, sinking is all-but impossible. In fact, it’s difficult to swim at all and most people simply bob on the surface with a good book, before checking into the local spas for a mineral-rich mud bath. The Dead Sea is located between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.
15. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
At 5,898m, you will be at the highest point in Africa. On the way up, you will have hiked through several climatic zones from lush forest up rocky, barren slopes to snowfields. There are six trekking trails on the mountain, the busiest being the Marangu path, popularly known as the Coca-Cola route. The Machame route is a more scenic alternative.
16. Catch sunset over Uluru, Australia
Camera in one hand: check. Glass of fizzy stuff in the other: check. As the sun goes down over mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock), you can’t fail to be mesmerised by the startling colour transformation from a rusty Forth Bridge red to a dazzling deep crimson hue. Once the sun has set, turn your eyes skyward for an astronomical spectacle. An explosion of stars punctuates the inky sky like glitter over the Australian outback.
17. Watch an opera in Italy
Leave your British cynicism at the airport, practice a few loud bravissimos and get ready to wallow in a performance of the most melodramatic of art forms in its Italian heartland. La Scala opera house, in Milan, is arguably the world’s premier opera venue – and the fabled home of Bellini, Verdi, Toscanini, de Sabata among many other opera greats. Every singer worth his or her salt has performed here over the years, and the whole of Italian high society turns out for a premiere. Alternatively, for a venue as dramatic as the music, catch an open-air opera performance in a Roman amphitheatre during Verona’s famous opera festival.
18. Trek the Great Wall of China
It is often said the Great Wall is the only man-made creation visible from the moon. If anything, you are more likely to see the modern wonders of Dubai’s Palm Islands. Nonetheless, this architectural marvel still astounds, stretching over 6,000km from east to west (though not continuously). Climb the ramparts and scale the watchtowers along the steeply undulating route of the best-preserved sections. To trek the entire length could take six months – but even short treks on this fascinating edifice count as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
19. Dance samba in Carnival, Brazil
Join in the biggest, most euphoric knees-up in the carnival capital of the world. Rio’s famous orgy of feasting and dancing takes place annually at the beginning of Lent, and lasts for four days. It culminates in two spectacular street parades of competing samba schools.
20. Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef
Learn to dive – if only to explore this, the planet’s biggest coral reef system and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the most spectacular dive sites imaginable, brimming over with labyrinthine coral and kaleidoscopic fish. But you’d better make your trip soon: climate change, over-fishing and aggressive tourism all threaten its abundance.
Ok..memang ako0 berhajat nak buat semua ni.selagi hayat dikandung badan.selagi mmpu mencari duit…tapi semua tu akan terjadi dengan izin Allah S.W.T.
Semua orang ada impian sendiri kan??
One Thing You Must Do Before You Die – treat your loved one well especially your parents, before you die and before they die…
~xsabar nak bungee jumping kt NZ next year..hihihi...Insyaallah~
Monday, 8 August 2011
~I wonder how many babies were made because of this song~