Forget skydiving and zip lining - what else is out there? The weirder the better! And most importantly, where can I do it?!?
I went to the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in India, it was the largest gathering of humans ever in the history of the world. Probably between 80-100 million over a period of 50 days or so. The Nasik Kumbh festival is about to start and will last a couple of months.
"Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world where around 100 million people were expected to visit during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabad."
There are many sadhus that go to the festival (renunciant wanderers on a path of spiritual liberation) who are interesting to chat with and try to wrap your head around. It's pretty crazy.
I thought of another one which I didn't get a chance to do but I met these guys and jumped on their sailboat for some drinks where I was diving in Malaysia.
The owner of this sailboat, Clemens, has been sailing around the world for over 10 years. You can pay to join one of their trips or if they need more crew join for a longer period and pay a daily fee for food, etc. It would be a really awesome way to explore the South Pacific or Southeast Asia and get to scuba dive in amazing locations.
This is the video that makes me want to ditch everything else and sign up haha
I've never done a sailing trip but I know there must also be cheaper options and ways to volunteer on other boats closer to home if you have more time than money.
Swimming above a group of tiger sharks while snorkeling in the The Caribbean. That was quite the rush for me. After one of our party members had a major meltdown and had to be helped back to the boat, I thought to myself: hey, if this is the way I'm going to out, then I may as well go out with courage.
I had a lot of fun shark diving in South Africa! There's a definite rush that you won't get when zip lining :) Super fun!!!
Man, they do some crazy things in Latin America. I'll give you two things, one domestic and another international.
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Swimming with a dolphin. No, not those dolphins in tanks exploited for tourists. Swimming with Jojo, the dolphin who occasionaly come to swim with Turks and Caicos guests of ClubMed. I don't think hés still there after all these years. It was in spring 1988. A semi wild dolphin befriended by an ex GO of the Club. He came one in a wild to play. Found out after that he especialy liked to swim with women... Little devel !
How 'bout aerial combat at Fighter Combat International?
Or you know what? Sign up for a course at Aboriginal Living Skills School (http://codylundin.com/) in Prescott. You can learn all sorts of primitive and survival skills that will totally change the way you camp, travel and think. This will take you to some blog posts about the course I took there.
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I believe that there is nothing more adventurous than an unplanned trip. Just go to some place without any knowledge and start exploring it from there. Make your way, find your hotel, explore the sightseeing places with the helps of Locals. I am sure you will find it adventurous and interesting too.
Will not suggested this, when traveling with family))
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There is more to Indonesia than just Bali....try the jewels in Java in Indonesia.
Visiting a hakarl (putrified shark) processing facility near Stykkisholmur, Iceland. I've been to Iceland twice - the first time with my parents when I was in high school, and the second with my Icelandic friend from college. I first tried hakarl on the first trip, and on the second trip my friend Eydis was quite shocked to find out that I actually like it. So she and I started Googling hakarl to learn more about how it's made and we find this processing plant about 3 hours outside Reykjavik. We called them up and the manager said they usually don't allow visitors but we'd be welcome anyways. So we drive up from Reykjavik on a July morning. The place is out in the middle of nowhere, about 20 minutes from the nearest town. We drive up to the facility and see a forklift driving a dead shark over to a shed. We got out of the car and the smell of rotting shark meat was everywhere. The manager comes over to greet us - he couldn't have been more friendly and spoke fluent English as do most Icelanders - and gives us a private tour of the facility. We got to see the dead shark from the forklift being butchered, we toured the gravel pits where the shark filets are buried, and then toured the curing sheds where the filets are hung to dry after being dug up from the gravel. We got to taste samples from the curing shed and help carry the cured filets over to the packaging area. The smell clings to your clothes, making for a very unpleasant drive back to Reykjavik, but that was an experience of a lifetime that few other tourists will ever be able to have.