Things to Do One Day

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We all have made promises and goals for something as insignificant like getting a haircut or getting a certain item and for things important like getting bills paid and planning life during college. But what’s really more of a thrilling way of setting goals is making a bucket list.

A bucket list, for some who don’t know, is a list of things to do before the end of your life. Everyone has a wide range of different things on their list. Things as calm as finishing a book or going somewhere you’ve never eaten before. Some are as extreme as skydiving and exploring uncharted areas.

Here are just 10 things you might already have or add on to your list.

SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS BLOOM DURING THE SPRING IN JAPAN.

          

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When the spring rises from the cold and bitter winter, Japan gets to see the country coated with pink, delicate petals, being piled on the streets and blowing elegantly in the wind. This sight is what one must see at least once in their lifetime. The sakura matsuri, cherry blossom festival, is one of the most celebrated and well known festivals in Japan during April. The south of Japan experiences spring earlier than the northern region, as early as March. One of the most famous places to view the mesmerizing display of flowers is the Shinjuku Gyoen Park in Tokyo.

 

GO SCUBA DIVING

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Scuba diving shows you the beauty of the undersea world in its natural form. You get to swim around and see all different types of species of fish, plants, and rocks. You can scuba dive in tons of places, but the most popular spots are in the Caribbean, Oceania, and Australia.

 

GO TO THE TAJ MAHAL

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This architecturally beautiful building is actually the burial ground of the most beloved wife of the Mughal king Shah Jahan, Arjumand Banu Begum or better known as Mumtaz Mahal. This jewel of India is made of white marble and inside lies the graves of both Mumtaz and Shah right underneath the central chamber. Visiting the Taj Mahal would be an amazing experience because you get to see one of the most prized possessions of India and it truly is a stunning sight to see.

 

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

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Learning a new language not only allows you to communicate with native speakers, but it allows you to grow closer and have a deeper understanding of the culture from where that language resides. Being bilingual or even trilingual is a great trait to have for business and is impressive towards others. It may be difficult at first, especially if the writing and pronunciation is completely different, but it’s also really fun and educational.

 

 SEE THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

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The pyramids of giza are one of the seven wonders of the world, and one of the most astonishing sights to see. The structures are located in Egypt and consist of three colossal pyramids. Archaeologists estimate the pyramids were first built in 2550 to 2490 B.C.

 

GO TO A BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT

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Not only do these exhibits have a variety of beautiful and exotic flowers and plants, but they also include free range elegant butterflies of all sorts. You can experience these insects in a natural habitat and of course take impressive pictures of the scenery and the butterflies.

 

GO TO A PARADE

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Parades celebrate part of a culture, traditions, and even show pride of a community. Partaking in a parade is one of the best feelings, especially when you can connect to it personally. At a parade, there are dancers, music and an abundance of colors, prints, and decorations. There is always a parade happening every month, so make sure to look out for parades happening near you.

 

WALK ON THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

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Another seven wonders of the world is on this list because it truly is something one must see to believe and experience. The beginning of these walls were built back in the 7th century BC and eventually were joined to create bigger and stronger walls. The Great Wall has been maintained and rebuilt through several dynasties. Most of the wall is left over from the Ming Dynasty. These walls were used to keep out invaders, secure the Chinese border, and protect trade routes like the Silk Road. You’ll literally walk on thousands of years of history and where soldiers once stood.  

 

VISIT STUDIO GHIBLI MUSEUM IN TOKYO

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For any Studio Ghibli fans reading this, you have to splurge on a ticket to Tokyo, Japan and head out to the Studio Ghibli Museum. They have displays of characters from movies like My Neighbor Totoro, sets from the movies, Ghibli themed cafes, and stores that sell cute plushies and other merchandise. It’s definitely something to see and enjoy.

 

GO TO MYEONGDONG AND SHOP

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Myeongdong is a huge and most popular shopping center in South Korea, and it is a must for skin care, clothes, food, and pop culture lovers. You can grab a quick bite while shopping for top of the line brands or even snatch a cute plushie from stores like Kakao Friends and Line Friends store. There is so much to do at Myeongdong that you would have to go there more than once to see it in its entirety. There are also many other shopping centers like Hongdae, Ewha, and Dongdaemun to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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