Backpackers into wilderness
A typical backpackers kit
I’m sure most of you sporty and adventurous peeps out there already have this on their To-Do Lists but I just had to blog about this!
Backpacking is a very spontaneous experience where you may not always get to relax, but definitely have a good time (plus it counts as good exercise!). Sometimes you may have to live in cramped conditions but that’s just part of the experience. Getting to experience beyond vehicles and boats can take you, and living out in the wild away from the noisy monotonous city life.
One of the newest things is urban backpacking. I cannot tell which would be a better experience. It really depends what you’re looking for when you want to go backpacking; A lot of us want to get away from the busy city life and enjoy some of ‘natures goodness’, whereas some of us would love to be on a backpacking sort of tour in and around a city…!
But one things for sure: Backpacking, wherever it may be, is essential. Experiencing something new and completely out of your comfort zone can be more fun that you can ever imagine!
So choose a destination, ask your friends or fam, get shopping and get packing!
P.S: Here is a website listing the best countries for backpackers and why: http://www.askmen.com/top_10/travel_top_ten_150/170_travel_top_ten.html
The Bungee Experience
‘Standing on a bridge. Your heart is beating at its fastest. You’re all alone. You look down. You see no support. It’s too late to change your mind. Adrenaline pumps into your body like it has never before. You can’t concentrate. Your mind is thinking of a million things. Is death one of those million things? Prayers in your head… and whooooosh!
You’re down. The wind against your face, and you’re trust in the rope has been betrayed! But no, you’re not dead. And Whoosh! The rope has finally held onto you. You’re safe. Still hanging in the air midway, upside-down. Thanking God. Thanking yourself.’
Yes, that was my first Bungee experience! I can’t even describe those moments I had on the edge of the bridge. Those feelings had been completely anonymous to me until then. I had never felt such nervousness and excitement in my entire life.
You may think Bungee Jumping is an experience for the more adventurous sort. For the kind who enjoy trying new and different experiences. For “The Adrenaline Junkies” as society calls them. But no! All my cousins and I did it. Some of us were crazy and super excited about it, however a little scared. Most of us kept changing our minds. We wanted to do it but just needed that little push (literally!).
I have a fear of heights. Not a phobia. Just a fear. I can’t even jump from the 5th step of a staircase! But what got me to really do it was when I realized that this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. It’s an experience I just can’t miss! And afterwards I wouldn’t want to hear everyone else talking about their experience and thinking to myself ‘Why didn’t I do it when I had the chance?’
Living life without regrets.
P.S: I experienced my first Bungee Jump at Bloukrans Bridge, Western Cape in South Africa- 216 meters.
The World’s highest Bungee point is in Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, United States- 321 meters.