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October 06, 2017
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There is a good deal of controversy as to the exact origins of the term “bucket list." Some people say that it dates back to the Middle Ages when a method of execution involved the victim standing on a bucket with a noose tied around their necks. The bucket would then be kicked away and the victim would strangle to death. 

Another popular theory involves a reference to the Catholic custom of holy-water buckets.  It used to be that after a person died their body would be laid out and a bucket of holy-water would be placed at the feet of the corpse.  Friends and family who came to visit and pay their respects would sprinkle the body with the water. 

Finally, there was once a children’s game that was quite popular.  In this game children would kick a ball about buckets that were placed randomly. If they kicked the bucket they would automatically lose the game and have to sit out. It is easy to see how the term could have been adapted to be associated with death and those things that you would want to do today if you thought it possible that you might die tomorrow. We have compiled a list of items to help you get started with your own bucket list. game children would kick a ball about buckets that were placed randomly. If they kicked the bucket they would automatically lose the game and have to sit out. It is easy to see how the term could have been adapted to be associated with death and those things that you would want to do today if you thought it possible that you might die tomorrow. We have compiled a list of items to help you get started with your own bucket list. 

ROVOS RAIL
Rovos Rail is a luxury South African train safari operator that covers the sub-continent of Africa with a variety of journeys. This includes trips between Cape Town and Pretoria; Pretoria and Durban; Pretoria and the Victoria Falls; Pretoria and Namibia; Cape Town and Dar es Salaam; the African Golf Collage between Pretoria, Kruger Park, Durban and Cape Town; and more. The train is also available for private hire, subject to availability, and for hunting safaris. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. 

A Rovos Rail journey is the perfect option for honeymooners in search of an elegant getaway, and could also be a very unique destination for a proposal. Accommodation is available in various configurations, including Royal Suites (±16 sqm), Deluxe Suites (±10 sqm), and Pullman Suites (±7 sqm). Revel in the atmosphere of an era when elegance reigned supreme with Rovos Rail.

CAPE-XTREME
Do you and your partner enjoy adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities? Look no further than Cape-Xtreme! Book high-octane honeymoon activities or pop the question in mid-air with trained professionals who will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Quad biking, shark cage diving, sky diving, abseiling - you name it, they do it! You can also book airport transfers, multi-day adventures in Cape Town and along the Garden Route, as well as overland excursions throughout Africa. This includes everything from Treehouse Safaris in the Kruger National Park and hikes up Table Mountain, to the Ultimate Cape Point Tour and river rafting down the Breede River. Adventure activities don’t get better than this – book your next adrenaline boost now!

ADVENTURES WITH ELEPHANTS
Adventures with Elephants offers up-close and personal encounters with elephants that are conducted with the utmost respect for these magnificent creatures. Learn about the African continent's gentle giants, their intelligence, bodies and behaviour and leave moved and humbled to become a lifetime ambassador for holistic wildlife conservation. More than just a touch & feel experience, Adventures with Elephants offers educational interactions, safaris, swims and tailor-made activities as a part of their responsible tourism operation.

COMPILING YOUR OWN BUCKET LIST
Making a bucket list is easy. You simply start writing down the things that you’ve always wanted to do but that you never got around to doing like bungee jumping, skydiving, traveling to Italy or learning French; something that you have always wanted to do.  Sound simple? Well, it can be a bit more difficult than you’d think. Especially when you have to actually choose the things you really want to do and not be constrained by societal norms and traditions or expectations as to what is “right” or “wrong” or what is acceptable behavior.

The key of course is to simply start writing the first things that come into your head with no consideration of whether you should or shouldn’t want to do a particular thing. By writing exactly what comes into your head you are being true to your innermost core, and being honest with yourself is the most important thing of all. More ideas! 

VISIT CELESTIAL GIFTS FOR MORE BUCKET LIST STUFF
Established in 2005, Celestial Gifts is an owner-managed online platform with a variety of Blue Chip partners that provides some of the most fun and innovative activity vouchers and gift experiences throughout South Africa. As SA's number 1 experience gift specialists, Celestial Gifts offers a remarkable variety of activity vouchers for everything from pirate ship cruises, chartered night flights, perfume workshops, baking masterclasses and fishing safaris, to 4x4 outings, helicopter flights, sidecar adventures, private speedboat excursions and more. 

Essentially, it's a one-stop shop for great anniversary gifts, birthday surprises and fun date night prompts. There's also a variety of experiences that are tailor-made for bachelor and bachelorette parties, and you can make your selection according to criteria like location, occasion, interest and even special holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas. With Celestial Gifts, gift-giving becomes an absolute pleasure! Visit their website. 


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