“Unless I’m honest about my limitations, I’ll waste time chasing a farfetched future, which quickly gets very, very frustrating. Because dreams do come true. BUT FIRST, WE NEED TO PICK THE RIGHT ONE!”
~ Jonah Lehrer

WANDER. Depending on how you use it, it can be a noun, a verb, or in my case, an “adjective” (like “Wonder Woman” but with creative license and word play, of course!). But as I see it, it’s more of a command (like “Go wander, Mika!”). And with wandering comes “adventures”—

Yep, you’ve reached my “bucket list” page! I have to admit, though — I still have a LOOOOOOOOOONG WAAAY TOOO GOOO! But since this is my “bucket list,” I have MY ENTIRE LIFE to accomplish ALL the things that are included here anyway. Haha! Anyway, this page is divided into two “bucket list” sections: my dream travel destinations and some things I want to do before, you know, I finally “kick the bucket” — but I’m hoping that that won’t be anytime soon! 😛

How about YOU? What are the things listed on your bucket list?! I’d love to know!

Those marked with a heart (♥) are priorities.
Also, those that have been crossed off but don’t have links mean that
I’ve written about them somewhere else, OR I still have yet to write about them!

*Places* I want to travel to (23/63 countries):

in Regensburg, Germany ❤


– Egypt (must-see: Giza Pyramid Complex)

– Mali (must-see: Timbuktu)


– South Africa


Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan)

Cambodia (must-see: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap)

China (must-see: the Great Wall in Beijing | Hong Kong post 1 and post 2)

– Indonesia

– Israel

– Jordan (must-see: Petra in Ma’an Governorate)

Japan (must-see: Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto | Tokyo)

– Korea

– Laos

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

– Maldives

– Myanmar

– Nepal

– Palau

The Philippines — DUH! (LUZON: Baler, Baguio, BataanCorregidor; Montemar, BatangasBicol regionAlbay, Bulacan, Cavite, Ilocos Norte and Sur, LagunaManila [double duh!!!], PalawanEl Nido post 1 and post 2; Puerto Princesa, Pampanga, Pangasinan, TagaytayZambalesSubic | VISAYAS: AklanBoracay, Bohol, CebuLeyteNegros OccidentalBacolod; Talisay; Silay, Samar | MINDANAO: Davao)


Taiwan (Taipei)

Thailand (Bangkok | Phuket)

– United Arab Emirates

– Sri Lanka

Vietnam (HanoiHo Chi Minh)


Austria (Salzburg | Vienna)

– Belgium

Czech Republic (Prague)

– Denmark

– France (must-see: Eiffel Tower in Paris)

– Georgia

Germany (must-see: Neuschwanstein in Fussen | Bavarian Alps / Berchtesgaden | Munich | Regensburg)

Greece (must-see: Acropolis of Athens)

Hungary (Budapest | Gyor | Szentendre)

– Iceland

Italy (must-see: Colloseum in Rome | San Giovanni Rotondo) ♥

– Liechtenstein

– Luxembourg

– Malta

– Monaco

– The Netherlands

– Poland

– Portugal

Republic of Ireland (Dublin)

– Russia (must-see: Red Square in Moscow)

Slovakia (Bratislava)

– Spain (must-see: Alhambra in Granada)

– Switzerland

Turkey (must-see: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul | Ephesus in Kusadasi/Izmir)

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (must-see: Stonehenge in Wiltshire)

The Vatican


Australia (must-see: Sydney Opera House in Sydney)

– New Zealand

North America

– Canada

The United States of America (must-see: Statue of Liberty in New York | Guam) ♥

South America

– Brazil (must-see: Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro)

– (anywhere in) The Caribbean ♥

– Chile (must-see: Moai in Easter Island)

– Costa Rica

– Mexico (must-see: Chichen Itza in Yucatan)

– Panama

– Peru (must-see: Machu Picchu in Cuzco Region)

– Venezuela

*(Random) Things* I want to do:

attend a (basic) photography class

– attend at least one World Youth Day event ♥  (preferably when I am still in my “youth!”  Hahaha!)

attend (a) writing workshop(s)

– [in relation to previous item] write and self-publish a book/novel/novella (or two!)

– be a blood donor

be a preferred banking client (haha!)

– be one of the spectators at St. Peter’s Square during a papal conclave ♥

complete at least one set of Simbang Gabi ♥

– finish reading the Catholic bible (from Genesis to Revelation) ♥♥♥

get married to the love of my life! ♥♥♥

learn to cook AND bake ♥

– “live” in a foreign country for at least a month

– meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge AND the Pope IN PERSON! ♥

– own a thriving and sustainable business ♥

own a real estate property ♥

run for a cause

“upgrade” THIS BLOG (own domain name/s, paid WordPress plan, etc.)

– speak conversational Italian ♥ and Spanish

– watch a live (lawn tennis) Grand Slam tournament = Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon ♥, US Open

work in an embassy

-to be updated-

❤ ❤ ❤


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