My Bucket List
By: Faara Budhwani
Beautiful Bora Bora
Bora Bora is an island located in French Polynesia about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti and 2,600 miles south of Hawaii. It is the most beautiful island in French Polynesia and arguably the most beautiful island in the world. Bora Bora has world-class scuba diving. It also has many breathtaking sights with its crystal white sand beaches, tropical-fish-packed lagoons, and its incredibly blue waters which glisten in the sunlight. According to novelist James A. Michener, Bora Bora is "So stunning, that there are really no adequate words to describe it."
Island of the Dolls
The Legend of the Island of the Dolls
Located in Mexico City, Mexico, the Island of the Dolls is one of the creepiest places in the world. This island is located in the canal of Xochimilco. According to the legend of the island, there was a young girl who had drowned. The caretaker of the island named Don Julian Santana Barrera had found the girl. After trying very hard to save her, Julian could not bring her lifeless body back to life. Shortly after, a doll floated up to the surface of the water. Thinking the doll belonged to the girl, he took it and hung it on a tree near the canal to respect the spirit of the girl. Soon after, Julian believed that the island was haunted by the dead girl and in order to keep her spirit calm, he collected more and more dolls and hung them on trees. Not too long after, Julian realized that the dolls were all possessed by spirits of dead girls so he continued to collect these dolls and place them all over the island. 50 years later, Julian was found dead. He had drowned in the same spot as the girl. Some people who had traveled around the island in boats had said that dolls moved their arms, legs, heads, and even opened and closed their eyes. Other people have said that they heard the dolls whispering to each other and calling them to come on the island.
Cool Carrera Lake
Carrera Lake is also called Lake Buenos Aires. This lake is a classic Patagonian lake. It has an area of 2,240 square kilometers which is distributed into Chilean and Argentinian territory. The waters of Carrera lake normally have a turquoise hue. It is deeper in Chile than in Argentina and it has steep cliffs in some areas. Lake Buenos Aires is the second largest lake in South America after Lake Titicaca.
Amazing African Safari
In an African Safari, you can witness the African wildlife not on TV, but with your own eyes! It is thrilling to be able to see all of the amazing animals that are native to Africa. African safaris allow you to see many animals like elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, rhinoceros', and many many more. You also get to see all their habitats and learn about how they survive in the wild.