I’m not familiar with your background or origins. I’m not sure what your beliefs are or what religious or set of beliefs you hold. But I’m pretty sure the only thing we have in common is the conviction that we are mortal beings.
With this in mind, I was pondering the subject of death and conducting research into what would serve as a reminder of death. People writing down their final wishes was the activity that I found most interesting… Yes, you read that correctly: the bucket list.
After all, who knows whether I’ll be awake next morning or not? As a result, I’ve chosen to create a series of articles to tell you more about my bucket list.
In fact, this article would be the first in a series of bucket-list articles about my initial wish list: “Visiting every continent in the world.” So, let’s dive into it.
What are we basically alive for? If we think about it, we are truly living to discover the world. To gaze upon the splendour of this most magnificent planet: Earth! My dream is so enormous that it keeps me awake each and every day. Because not only is visiting every continent in the world an incredible idea, but it is also one of the most long-term bucket list items. Why? This world, after all, is huge.
Apart from that, by travelling all continents, I hope to learn more about diverse cultures, faiths, and races.
So… If I had to start today, I’d start with Asia to complete my bucket list of visiting every continent.
According to Wikipedia, Asia is one of the world’s largest continents. Not only that, but Asia accounts for 30% of the Earth’s total surface area. It is bordered on the south by the Indian Ocean, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean, one of the world’s largest seas.
Asia also offers some beautiful traditions to see, such as the Moen-Jo-Daro in Pakistan, the Taj Mahal in India (one of the seven wonders), Mount Fouji in Japan, Phuket in Thailand, and Hoi An in Vietnam, to mention a few.
With an extent of about 10 million kilometres, Europe is the second most beautiful continent after Asia. It is shared by almost 50 countries, all of which are breathtakingly gorgeous and fascinating to explore.
Its population is projected to be 747 million people. Effel Tower, France, Lourve Museum, France, Venice Canal, Italy, and a few others are just a handful of the places to see in Europe.
Although I am originally from Africa, this does not imply that I have visited all of the region’s most beautiful spots. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, with about 30 million square kilometers of land and lovely islands.
According to my research, the following are a few of the most intriguing place to visit in Africa: “Cape Town, Go back in time in Zanzibar Tanzania, Pyramids of Giza, Victoria Falls, The Souks in Marrakesh, and many others.”
North America is without a doubt is the most beautiful continent on planet earth. The continent is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is virtually entirely inside the Western Hemisphere’s borders. It encompasses around 24,709,000 square kilometers on a geographical scale. According to Wikipedia, it has a population of 13% of the world’s population.
Wailea in Hawaii, Cambria in California, Springdale in Utah, Ashland in Oregon, Victoria in British Columbia, Sedona in Arizona, and a few others are just a few of the amazing places to explore.”
South America, like North America, is well-known for its magnificent cities and resorts. On the west, it is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and North America. It is based on a population of about 423 million people and an average size of 17,84000 square kilometres.
There are numerous beautiful spots to visit on the continent, including “Mahu Pichhu, Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena (Colombia), the Pantanal in Brazil, Quito, Ecuador, and numerous others.”
Many people believe Australia is nothing more than a country, but this is not the case. It’s a continent that’s surrounded by some of the most gorgeous sites on the planet. It generally refers to mainland Australia, which is surrounded by smaller islands such as Tasmania. It has a total area of 7,690,000 square kilometres. It is regarded as a dream land because of its English-speaking culture.
“Sydney Opera House in New South Wales, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountain National Park, Melbourne’s culture, and many others” are among the dream sites in Australia that I long to see.
Antarctica, like the rest of the world’s continents, does not have a large population. However, it is the world’s second largest continent, measuring twice the size of Australia. It covers over 14,200,000 square kilometres. It is one of the world’s coldest, driest, and most picturesque continents. This continent is also estimated to be home to almost 70% of the world’s freshwater.
However, visiting it in the winter, or even in the summer, is not a good idea. In comparison to the winter, an estimated 5000 persons attend the research stations.
However, there are some fantastic spots to explore, including “Ross Island and Peter I Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage, South Georgia, and others.”
Conclusion: As much as I investigate different sites on different continents, I am compelled to visit every single spot in this lovely planet. Life is a gift, and I intend to savour it until the very last.
So, what’s on your bucket list, if you don’t mind my asking? Do you wish to go to any of these places? What are some of the places you’d want to visit? Please leave a comment in the section below.