When I saw the details for My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest, I knew I had to enter.
Despite the fact that I have no experience making travel videos, and this part of Bangladesh isn’t the easiest tourist destination to promote, I was excited for the challenge and SO EXCITED for the potential reward. Turns out, making the video was super fun and rewarding in and of itself.
Capturing hundreds of moments and whittling them down to a three-minute video became a labor of love that really helped me appreciate how amazing this experience has been. And with my time here drawing to a close, that realization was a wonderful gift. I just hope my little ode to Bangladesh–in video form–will serve as a gift to all the people I’ve met here as well. And I really hope that more travelers will come discover the charm and warmth of this country.
Now, this contest is called the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List, and if I win, I intend to add some spectacular items to that list, but I’ve also learned that tasks don’t always have to be big and bad to be entertaining. Sometimes simple is just as fun … and just as difficult.
Here’s my simple yet challenging Bangladesh bucket list:
- Trade places with a rickshaw driver (Done! See contest video)
- Learn to carry heavy stuff on my head (Done! See contest video)
- Learn a traditional Bangladeshi dance (Done! See video here!)
- Learn how to properly wear a sari (in process, this will take years)
- Drive a cow cart (to do)
A big pile of dirt on your head is surprisingly heavy.
It may have three wheels, but it feels like it could tip over at any moment.
My Bangladeshi dancing debut.
Still to do on my Bangladesh bucket list.
I’ve only got about a month left to complete the last item. I better get on it!
While I tackle that, please help me win this contest.
HERE’S HOW TO VOTE:
Go to the contest page: http://www.mydestination.com/users/angelajacobus/bbb#, then scroll down to the green box next to my video and VOTE FOR ME using one or all of the “share” buttons there. You must vote from the green box or it won’t register. If you have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, StumbleUpon and Pinterest, you can vote FIVE times! See how easy that was? Now, please spread the word! And thank you SO MUCH for your support.