As soon as Aaron and I learned about the possibility of a relocation to Germany, we began working on a bucket list. The assignment is only going to be 14 - 18 months long and we know that it will be over before we know it. For this reason, we want to make the most of the time we have over there. We have separated this out into two separate lists: a diving-related bucket list, and a non-diving-related bucket list. I'm sure that as our date to move draws closer, and our time over there passes, this list will grow and evolve, but it's fun to have a starting point. And if your as addicted to lists as I am, you know how satisfying is is to check things off! So, without further ado, I present the first draft of the Oaks' Great European Adventure Bucket List!
Diving Bucket List:
Grüner See, an Alpine lake that floods each spring
- Athens, Greece - ancient shipwrecks anyone?
- Naturagart, an underwater playground
- Nemo 33, the world's deepest pool
- Silfra Ravine in Iceland, dive between the continental plates
- Make a pilgrimage to the Fourth Element factory
- Make a pilgimage to the Poseidon Facility in Sweden
Non-Diving Bucket List:
- Get lost in the Deutsches Museum
- Drink Gluhwein in the Christmas Markets and buy ornaments for my collection
- Attend Oktoberfest in Munich, preferably for my birthday
- Spend the night in a castle for our anniversary
- Visit Berlin
- Visit Paris
- Visit Amsterdam
- Visit Italy/Rome
- Visit the salt mine in Poland and the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa
- See the Ghent Alterpiece and the Bruge Madonna (these are a direct result of seeing the movie, Monuments Men earlier this year)
- Attend mass at the Dom in Cologne
- Visit World War II sites including the Eagle's Nest and Auschwitz
I have not fully researched all of these to even know if some of them are viable, but one can dream! Since traveling within Europe (once you're there), is really cheap, we want to take full advantage of it.
Any suggestions of things we should do/see or other places we should go while over there? Put 'em in the comments!