The curtain is just about to come down in the year 2019. What are your plans for the upcoming year? Do you have a bucket list for 2020? Tell you what, we’d be surprised if you don’t.
But if you don’t have any ideas, don’t worry. You’re not the only one.
We are here to dish out some must-try bucket list ideas. Most of our ideas are adventurous and they are probably brand-new experiences that will spice up your life.
But before we jump into any bucket list places, experiences, and activities let’s begin by having a short definition of the term ‘bucket list’, so that we are all on the same page, right?
What is the Bucket List?
According to this online dictionary, a bucket list is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. You can simply think of it as a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket.
This term was popularised by a 2007 movie, The Bucket List. in this film, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are diagnosed with cancer and they come up with a bucket list of things they want to do before they succumb to cancer.
With that being said, let’s get back to the topic of the day: bucket list ideas for 2020.
What to Put in Your Bucket List for 2020
Most people do not realize this, but bucket lists can actually motivate you to follow your dreams by doing what really makes you happy. Don’t think of a bucket list as a to-do list, but as a wishlist of things you’d actually want to do in your life.
To make it easy for you or rather to give you ideas, you probably should visit Turkey. Do you know why? Take a look at some of the amazing inspirations that you will experience in Turkey:
See places that you do not see before (Like Istanbul)
Istanbul is a city like no other. And this is not an exaggeration. Think about it, why would three of the world’s greatest ancient empires – Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman – make the city their capital? As if that is not enough, the world’s greatest poets and acclaimed writers have penned an ode to this marvelous city.
The reasons that make Istanbul more special are aplenty. The city sits on two continents – Europe and Asia – and it is encircled by the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. The Bosphorus Strait is probably the most defining feature of the city because it is a narrow waterway that splits two continents. This ultimately means that when you cruise on the Bosphorus, you will have a clear-cut view of both Europe and Asia.
By virtue of being home to three great empires, Istanbul has historical monuments dotted across the city. Some examples of these monumental landmarks include Hagia Sophia Museum, the 17th-century Blue Mosque, Underground Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Galata Tower, etc. The city also has a variety of boutique shops, rooftop restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Make Paragliding in Ölüdeniz
Do you have Acrophobia? If not, then you should definitely try paragliding in Ölüdeniz. The take off-site for this paragliding event is Babadag Mountain. What makes this activity more exciting is the height of the mountain which 1960m. For the 25 minutes, you will be in the air, you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Ölüdeniz beach, wingovers as well as thermal flows. You will only need to bring your camera, sunglasses and a bottle of water. Having a well-experienced pilot in control, your landing will definitely be as smooth as your takeoff. Just to make you feel more comfortable, you are ensured from the board a truck that will take you to take off-site on Babadag Mountain.
Go Rafting in Karadeniz
The most perfect and exciting activity you should try out is rafting in Karadeniz. Most of the people who visit Turkey usually add rafting to their list of activities. All over the world, rafting is regarded as a perfect way to mix awesome fun with the challenge. Yes, rafting is usually an adrenaline-filled moment, but what makes this experience more fun is the fact that you will also see the beautiful scenery that is located along Ardesen Storm Valley. Before you begin, you will have a guide and some basic training before the trip to ensure safety and comfort.
Have a Procedure That You Want to (Rhinoplasty, Hair Transplant)
Turkey is known as the hub of health tourism in Europe. As of November 2018, over 700 000 tourists visited the country for medical treatments. According to the FlyMedi medical trends, this number is expected to triple by 2023. The most sought after plastic surgery procedures performed on foreign tourists are as follows:
- Rhinoplasty: This is a cosmetic procedure designed to change (for the better) the appearance of the nose. By being aesthetic in nature, Rhinoplasty can either be performed so as to reduce a nose bump, alter nostrils or even reshaping a nose tip that is bulbous. The aim of this surgery is to improve the outward appearance of the nose, either by resizing or reshaping it.
- Hair Transplant: This is a surgery/procedure in which hair follicles are moved from one area that has sufficient hair growth and planted in an area that is bald or has insufficient hair. It is the most effective method used to combat hair loss.
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure is also referred to as a boob job or augmentation mammoplasty. Breast augmentation is an effective cosmetic or medical procedure that enhances female breast size and shape. The procedure achieves this by correcting any form of deformities on the female breast, restoring volume lost and making them symmetrical.
See Sunset with the People That You Love (Nemrut)
If you're one of those people who enjoy breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, then you should add Mt. Nemrut on your bucket list. The mountain continues to attract a lot of tourists, and it is identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich history. To reach the summit of the mountain, it will take you 40 minutes of a challenging 800-meter trek. Dotted around the mountain are historical monuments such as the statues of the Greek and Persian gods. According to historians, these monuments were erected in the first century B.C during the days of the Commagene Kingdom.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in November 2019