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Penguin’s Bucket List – Week 2

Do you have a bucket list? We don’t quite yet, but we’re working on it! A bucket list is a great way to collate all the places you want to see before you ‘kick the bucket’ as it were. Some things are better to do and see on your own, whereas others are great in a group of friends. If one or more of you want to go somewhere and see something or do something special before it is too late, only one thing is stopping you; You! Well you and finances, but everybody has those problems.

Inside_the_Coliseum_(8085639142)The Coliseum in Rome

Originally known as the Flavian Ampitheatre, visit this fantastic building, one of the last remaining relics of a brilliant and bloodthirsty race. Its 80 arches entrances make way to a staggering 55,000 spectators, who were seated higher or lower in the Coliseum according to their station. A number of historic events happened in the Coliseum, one of the most famous being the gladiator fights.

Presently, two thirds of the original Coliseum have been destroyed, but what remains is a stunning reminder of both the artistic beauty of the Romans, and their strange, cruel attitudes towards the ‘sport and entertainment’ of the times. The Coliseum is located in the heart of Piazza del Colosseo, and is open from 9am until varying closing times throughout the year. 


Look after an Elephant


Like taking care of a bigger, louder horse! This experience is not to be missed as it is a chance to see these majestic beasts up close. Take care of an elephant for a whole day in the Elephant Nature Park located just near the city of Chiang May in Thailand.

The experience lasts a whole day, starting from 8am where you will be picked up from your hotel to go to the Elephant Park and then ending at around 5pm where you will return to Chiang Mai city.

You’ll need a spare pair of clothes and a towel, as you’ll get up close and personal when you get to bathe the elephants! You will also feed the elephants and get to spend some real quality time with them. The park provides a buffet lunch for its elephant carers, so you won’t go hungry!

Our bucket list is beginning to shape up nicely! For help on car hire to get to where you need to go, why not contact us? Stuck for ideas? Why not have a look at our Bucket List?