Walk on the wild side

October 2, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

I can subject myself to lounging by a pool or on a beach for a maximum time of about two hours.  And usually I have to get up to take several walks during those two hours.  I’m just not good at “relaxing” on my vacations.  I’ve taken the time away from work and home to DO something!  Ben Groundwater posted to the travel blog on the Sydney Morning Herald about some truly wild ideas for what to do on your next vacation.  Here’s a sampling:

Eat a still-beating cobra’s heart in Vietnam
As famously demonstrated by Anthony Bourdain in one of his first shows, this is culinary joy at its most gruesome. After the snake is skinned front of you, you’re presented with what looks like a bloody, pulsating oyster. Bon appetite.

Watch elephant polo in Thailand
Fast-paced it ain’t, but it’s a sight you’ll never forget: huge lumbering beasts being urged around the polo field by riders in a highly competitive match. Amazing.

Dive to the centre of the Earth
As incredible as in sounds, in Iceland you can actually dive through a gap in the Earth’s tectonic plates, giving you a front-row seat to the centre of the planet. Another one for the dinner party collection.

That’s right folks – now I have another reason to think highly of Iceland.  😉  Head on over to Ben’s post to read the rest of the list (and the comments).  It’s worth the trip.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Osh  |  October 3, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    um, I will pass on the snake heart kthnx!


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