North Korea and America are beating the war drums and a nuclear war might just be around the corner. We do not want to alarm our readers but these nuclear threats by both countries are real. If a nuclear war really breaks out, it might be The End of The World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI).
While we all can pray that our dear leaders would do the right thing and let common sense prevail, we all know no one wins in a war. Before the Shit hits the Fan (SHTF) we have jot down a list of “19 Places to visit before TEOTWAWKI.”
While this is not an extensive travel list, here are some of the places we would love to visit.
Machu Picchu, Peru
While we are not fans of trekking, Machu Picchu is a place we would love to visit. Like the Incas back then, we would not want to be known in the history books as a community that abandon our place on earth because of the choices of our leaders. 😛
Iceland have been in our travel bucket list for a very long time. From the auroras and hot springs, we have always been captivated by this country but have not yet gotten a chance to travel there. And with the recent increase in tourist taxes, we are not sure when our dreams would come true.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Scientists believed that due to global warming, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia might not survive this century and the avid diver in us might never get to experience this beauty. If you are an avid diver like us, now is the time.
The Great Wall of China
Beijing, we will be back!
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Our nephew have always been telling us he wants to go visit The Leaning Tower of Pisa while eating pizza. We thought, “Why not?”
Diving in the Silfra, Iceland
One of the top things to do on my bucket list would be to dive in the Silfra in Iceland. The Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates. The highly filtered groundwater is exceptionally clear and you can actually touch both the tectonic plates at the same time!
Lake Baikal in Winter
Ann and I would love to do the Trans-Siberian Railway trip and Lake Baikal is a spot we would love to see in winter. Looks a little like the planet Krypton isn’t it?
Riding the twisties in Transfagarasan, Romania
According to the hit tv show Top Gear, Transfagarasan in Romania is the world’s best road trip. We would love to ride our motorcycles around the twisties. The Transfagarasan mountain road is 90km long and is a part of the Transsylvanian Alps.
Hopefully we don’t see any Draculas.
Take a Sunset Hot Air Balloon in Bagan, Myanmar
We have never been on a hot air balloon before and Bagan would probably be the first place we would try. We have friends who have done this trip before and they the photos they bring back are breathtaking. Time to cut down on the expensive lattes and travel more soon!
See the Moai in Easter Island
We read about this and watched it on several travel documentaries such at “Descending.” The next best thing to do is see it with our own eyes.
Pick Tea Leaves in Darjeeling, India
We love our cuppas in the morning and teas in the afternoons. We believe the better way to learn about the teas we drink is to pick the tea leaves ourselves. And of course to indulge in the cool weather too.
Darjeeling here we come!
Visit Petra, Jordan at Night
Petra in Jordan are temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs. The iconic city is believed to be more than 2000 years old. We are informed that visiting it at night is a magical affair compared to during the day time.
Drive on the World’s Largest Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
We read from some Singapore travel bloggers that the only flag missing at Salar de Uyuni is the Singapore flag. Maybe we could be the first Singaporeans to plant a flag there? Hmmm
Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Love it or hate it, The Pyramids of Giza is one of the most iconic places on earth. While there can be tons of tourist traps in the area, as informed by one our well travelled friend, we would love to see it for ourselves before we kick the bucket.
Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Islands, Maldives
The sea of stars are actually plankton that create their unique illumination via electric signals in their cell membranes. We wonder whether we would illuminate ourselves if we happen to digest some of them.
The Stonehenge is a British Icon and Scientists till today have not managed to understand its existence. We probably think it is an art installation by our bored forefathers millions of years ago.
While we love our road trips, Venice is a place we would love to visit and just lay back in a boat an enjoy the view and ride. While most of the original inhabitants have left the area to more cheaper locations, we hope to visit it one day before it becomes a worse tourist trap city.
Last but not least Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world is a place we love to see and dip our legs in it as well as go on the wild safaris.
So here is our list of 19 places to visit before TEOTWAWKI or some shit happens. We would love to add more places in our future posts soon.
So many places but so little time and money.
Till next time.