kib kob koo

the world through the eyes of the beholder...

one very big to do list!

places to go

  • Egypt:
    • pyramids
    • dive the red sea (again)
  • Morocco
    • desert
    • Marrakech
  • Tanzania (technically I stepped foot in Tanzania for all of about 5 minutes...)
    • the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
    • Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Zanzibar
  • Kenya 
    • Mount Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Malaysia 
    • Malaysian Borneo 
      • Sabah
      • Mount Kinabalu
      • SCUBA
      • Gunung Mulu national park
      • Kuching (the city of cats...)
      • Bako national park 
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore 
  • Thailand 
  • Vietnam (biking through central)
  • Cambodia
    • Angkor Wat
  • Laos(Vang Vieng)
  • Australia
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • Ayers Rock/Uluru
    • Tasmania
  • New Zealand 
    • Milford Sound
    • White Island volcano
    • Coromandel
    • Bay of Islands
    • Auckland 
    • Rakiura national park
  • South Pacific 
    • Kingdom of Tonga 
    • Others e.g.Fiji, Cook Islands
  • China
    • The Great Wall
    • Terracotta Army (British Museum Exhibition)
    • Hainan Dao
  • India 
    • Southern India
  • Italy
    • Pisa
    • Rome (Colloseum)
    • Venice
  • Sardinia 
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • USA 
    • New York
    • San Francisco 
    • Las Vegas
  • The Amazon
  • Belize
  • Canada
    • Niagara Falls
  • Caribbean 
    • Barbados 
    • Others e.g. Jamaica
  • Peru 
  • French Polynesia 
  • Maldives 
  • Dublin 
  • Iceland
  • Portugal 
  • Spain (Los Picos de Europa)
  • France 
  • Austria 
  • The Netherlands 
    • Amsterdam
  • Eastern Europe 
    • Czech Republic 
    • Croatia 
    • Slovenia 
    • Hungary 
    • Slovakia 
    • Poland 
    • Lithuania 
    • Latvia 
    • Estonia 
    • Montenegro
    • St Petersburg
    • Tatry Mountai

wildlife to encounter

  • The Big Five (African elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion, leopard)
  • Gorillas in the wild (Rwanda, Uganda, Zaire, Congo, Cameroon/Nigeria)
  • Lemurs (Madagascar)
  • Wild kiwis (New Zealand)
  • Seals (New Zealand, Wales) and sealions (San Francisco)
  • Penguins (Australia/New Zealand, Antarctica, Africa, South America)
  • Proboscis monkeys (Bako national park, Malaysian Borneo)
  • Swimming with dolphins (New Zealand)
  • Whales (Iceland)
  • Polar bears (Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia)
  • Dive with a great white shark
  • Dive with shark(s)
  • Turtles (Malaysia, Barbados)
  • Tigers in India
  • Whale shark
  • Manta ray
  • Wild bear (Yosemite national park
  • Galapagos

food and drink to sample

  • Pho (Vietnam, Song Que Cafe in London)
  • Roti Canai, nasi and mee goreng (Malaysia)
  • Nasi Padang (Indonesia)
  • Hoddeok, hanjeongsik (Korea)
  • Kava (Tonga)
  • Wine tasting (England, New Zealand, France, South Africa, South America)
  • Riga Black Balsam (Latvia)
  • Brennivin (Iceland)
  • Wantan, BBQ pork buns, noodle soup, dim sum (china)
  • Traditional tea ceremony (Japan)
  • Cookery courses (Thailand, Vietnam, dim sum in London)
  • Eat in a Michelin star restaurant (Le Vieux Logis, mmm birthday lunch 2012)

things to see and do

  • Northern lights (aurora borealis)
  • Learn to SCUBA dive 
  • Canyon Swing (New Zealand)
  • Skydive 
  • Paraglide
  • Parasail 
  • Visit Studio Ghibli (Japan)
  • River boarding 
  • Crew for a Panama Canal crossing
  • Salar de vyuni (Bolivian salt flats)
  • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe, Zambia)
  • Dog sledding
  • Petra (Jordan)
  • Grand Canyon
  • Carnival (Rio)
  • Kite surfing (Egypt)
  • Learn to surf
  • Learn martial arts in Asia (e.g. fan kung fu in Penang)
  • Yoga (Malaysia, India)
  • Stand on the equator (rather than drive over it...)
  • Fly better than economy/premium economy
  • Edinburgh Festival 
  • Taj Mahal (India)
  • Be a spectator at the Olympics (London 2012, Rio)
  • Visit Alcatraz 
  • Visit Auschwitz (a saddening experience)
  • Go to a music festival
  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • GoApe! (New Forest x2)
  • Ride a segway 
  • Visit 30 countries by my 25th birthday 
  • Jump in the fountain in Trafalgar Square 
  • Jelly wrestle!
  • Learn another language (Mandarin, Latvian, French, German, BSL, Spanish, Malay, Esperanto, Japanese, Portuguese (Br) etc)
  • Learn to knit and crochet

This is by all means not an exhaustive list, and it will be updated from time to time. I just needed some place to put it all down...


Feel free to make suggestions on the forums, and if you fancy doing anything on the list let me know when we're likely to have the means to get on and do it.