Bucket List

  • Visit all 196 countries in the world
  • Live with the Mursi peolpe of Ethiopia
  • Write a book
  • See a wild Polar Bear (Svalbard, minus 22 degrees celsius)
  • Live with the Tribal people of Papua New Guinea
  • Travel to more than 100, 150, 175, 196 countries
  • Stand on the top of an erupting volcano
  • Taking the kids to Afghanistan
  • Be part of a movie (“Fatahillah”, Indonesia, 1997, I was shot at with burning arrows)
  • Visit all 7 continents before the age of 30
  • See mountiain gorillas in the wild
  • Eat blood sauce in Benin
  • Visit all the countries of Europe, North America, Caribbean, Antarctica, South America, Asia, Pacific, Africa
  • Dive with great white sharks
  • Visit the North Pole
  • Get to the final of an international Photo Competition.
  • Win an international Photo Competition
  • Hand feed a wild hyena
  • Photograph my daughter hand feed a wild hyena
  • Witness a satanic Poro ceremony in Cote D’ivoire
  • Overland (no flight) from Antarctica to Equator and from Equator to Alaska (solo 2000/2001)
  • Get intervied by a danish magazine, intl magazine, danish newspaper, intl newspaper
  • Spend 7 nights in a hammock on a riverboat traversing the Amazon River
  • Drive through Sahara i a 2WD Fiat Palio
  • Get first child before I was 35, second before 40
  • Buy a house. Pay of the mortgage.
  • Be financially independent
  • Appear on national danish television, international television
  • Witness the secret and illegal Mursi “Donga” (stickfighting) ceremony
  • Witness the ceremonial “Jumping of the bulls” with the Hamer people in Ethiopia
  • Sleep (family trip) in a Yurt in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan
  • See the great temples of Bagan, Burma and Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • See the major waterfalls of the world: Salto Angel, Niagara, Iguazu, Victoria Fallshop, Kaieteur
  • Say hello to a Komodo Dragon
  • Overland (no flight) from Moscow to Bali (solo 1996/97)
  • Take the children on a Round the world trip (3 months in 2012 15 countries, 7 of these in the Pacific)
  • Travel 24 hours in the back of Mr Singhs (fully loaded) Bedford truck through the jungle of Guyana
  • Being shot at by the Khmer Rouge (Angkor district, Cambodia 1996)
  • Sleeping locally: Laos (Stilt house), China (Monastery), El Salvador (priests house), Guatemala (fraternity house), Kyrgyzstan (Yurt), Ethiopia (camping with tribes) etc.
  • Travel with the children and an armed guard between Hageisa and Berbera, Somaliland
  • Being able to make an income from travelling (in stead of working in IT)

(and yes I know some of the stuff was not on my bucket list before I did them – so it’s sort of a mixed bucket/achievement list – but I thought some of the experiences were so great that had I known in advance I would have put them on!)