In the Zagreb, Croatia article within this issue, I read about the Museum of Broken Relationships. Researching and learning about this museum was fascinating. What an oddly intriguing concept for a museum. Previewing the exhibited items and the stories from these broken relationships evoked emotion and sparked my imagination. I want to go and see the remnants of love on display for myself. And, while in Zagreb - ride the funicular, and visit all the other places that the Upper and Lower Towns have to offer.
Another article that peaked my interest was our Germany cover feature. It brought to mind an image of the red-covered hardbound edition of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales book from my childhood. Traveling to Germany to traverse the same paths as the Brothers Grimm just got jotted on my ever-growing must-do list. Other places on my list, ideas from previous issues of JAX FAX, include the The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, an African Safari, and an Antarctic cruise to see the northern lights - and my list goes on and on.
Thanks to the 2007 movie The Bucket List, which starred Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, we now have a common term for the things we want to do at some point in our lives - or less sensitively, before we “kick the bucket.” There is a website where you can create and share your personal bucket list agenda at www.bucketlist.org. I viewed the entries that were tagged “Travel” and there were hundreds of posts - from just one day! A few of the more interesting examples of travel-to-dos on the list at the time of my visit to the site were: Drink Vodka in Russia, Ride a Camel in Morocco, and Drive on the Autobahn. Spending time on that website will surely give you more great ideas to add to your own list.