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Does it still count as a bucket list entry if…

….you’ve been there before?

When we were in Thailand recently, we spent a few days in Chiang Mai. Basically we arrived, had a day to ourselves, the second day we did a trip, the third day was a half-day trip and half day to ourselves, and the fourth day we left at lunchtime to fly to Bangkok.
We had absolutely no idea how much we would love Chiang Mai, so, now we know we want to spend longer there, is this – “Knowing what I now know about Chiang Mai, can if legitimately go on my bucket list, since, I’ve already been. Can you count a repeat trip as a bucket list entry?


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Things that would have made my bucket list if I’d thought about it sooner

This is some things I’ve done already in my life, that if I hadn’t, would be part of my bucket list.

Go to a SF Worldcon – I’ve been to one when it was in Glasgow.  Fun, but not as fun as a local con.

Visit Egypt – I’ve been three times now.  Seen the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, and sailed in a feluca on the Nile

Visit the Middle East – I love that part of the world.  I’ve now been to Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.  Beirut and Damascus were two of my favourite places.  I’d love to have visited Aleppo, but that’s not going to be an option any time soon due to the conflict.

Scuba diving – I’ve done it, and I’m a qualified PADI divemaster, so that’s a big tick on the list.

So, I need to think up things to plug the gaps that these trips would have filled.  Maybe more travel in my own country.  I’d love to see Skara Brae, and go to Up Helly Ah.  So that’s them on the list I suppose 🙂

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Bucket list

Years ago I used to go to festivals.  Rock/metal ones mainly.  I haven’t been to one for years, I fell away from the scene, and I’m happy enough, no great urge to go to any.

Except one.

I’ve always wanted to go to Glastonbury.  I’ve never actually thought about getting tickets and going – my wife doesn’t do crowds, and would have a serious panic attack in a crowd that size – but now it’s on the bucket list, mainly due to the non-crowd loving wife.

We were watching highlights from this years Glasto on tv, and she said “You really want to go.  Do it.”  When I mentioned about the crowds, she said that she wasn’t interested, but knew I really wanted to, so I should just go.

So, my plan is not to go next year, but to go the following year.  I’ve no idea why I’ve made it that way, but it gives me something to plan for.

In the meantime, I’ve found Doune the Rabbit Hole, a festival about an hours drive from me.  My wife has a sign language course to go on, and if it’s the same weekend (still waiting on dates) then I might go.  Looks like a fun wee festival.

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