Ten Ways That I Want To Die

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Ten Ways That I Want To Die

“You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence” John Green

My landlord died suddenly. He was about  to move to Thailand for a year and we were about to have the do you want to keep renting or buy discussion? It turns out that people are fragile and  I am face to face with the realization that tomorrow is promised to no one. So I thought of several ways that i would like to die.

1 Being in a Terrorist Attack in any country but my own. lb Accidentally shooting myself to protect small children in above terrorist attack.  

2. Contracting malaria during the rainy season in the Amazon.

3. Being kicked in the head by a cow walking on the side of the road in India.3b. Being gored by a bull while running in Pamplona. 

4. Falling down the temple steps in Daramasala after the Dalai Lama has told me the secret of life.

5. Laughing too much like the third century Greek philosopher Chryssipus  did.

6. Overeating at a feast given in my honor in Japan,Turkey, Israel or Spain.

7. Being crushed quickly in an earthquake by all the books I have hoarded for my whole life.

8.Skiing down La Pas De Chavanette Porte du Soleil in the French Swiss Alps. It is known as the Swiss Wall and has a vertical drop of 300 kilometers I haven’t skied in fifteen years but I used to be good. I don’t want to be injured though-just dead.

9.Being electrocuted on stage while jamming with Imagine Dragons which would be doubly cool since I don’t play the guitar.

10. Getting a deadly food poisoning which eating at NOMA one of the best restaurants in the world. 

Fly safe,
JAZ

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Travel Things That You Will Probably Do Only Once In Your Lifetime

Travel Things that You Will Probably Do Only Do Once In A Lifetime.

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

There are many things I would like to do again in my lifetime, go back to Croatia and Turkey, spend more time in the Amazon, eat street food in Thailand and sushi at Tsukiji etc. Then there are things that I know I will only do once. (Croatia)

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Climb to the top of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument , etc. Any monument that you climb is a “one and done” for me. (Washington)

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Shop at Harrods in London or Ginza Mitsukoshi in Tokyo. The largest department store in the world is a one time visit – especially for the food areas. i can’t focus enough to buy anything. There are better places to be in these cities. (Tokyo)

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Climb to the top of some big mountain like Kilamanjaro, Everest or the Matterhorn. If you are capable of doing this, it is great for your quadriceps but words like summit and base camp are frightening to me. (Kilamanjaro)

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Visit the coffee shops in Amsterdam. If that is where you are spending all your time in Amsterdam, you have a problem.

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See the Aurora Borealis.

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Walk the Camino de Santiago.

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Take a gondola ride in Venice. I had every intention of doing this but after getting woken up every morning to gondoliers singing Volare, I felt like i had done it and took a boat instead.

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Visit the Grand Canyon – still have not done this

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Walk the Great Wall of China.

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Visit the Acropolis, Stonehenge, the Colosseum, Ephesus, Delphi, the Moabs or other famous ruins. They stay the same just a bit older.

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Go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Carnaval In Rio, Running With the Bulls In Pamplona, La Tomatina in Spain, Kumbh Mela in India ,Burning Man in Nevada, Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico, Chinese New Year in China and the International Balloon Festival in New Mexico.

I still have a lot to do.

Fly Safe,
JAZ