Everyone likes to call themselves ‘an adrenaline junkie’. Seriously, the term gets thrown around way too loosely nowadays. Guys, getting an absolutely random tattoo and watching Roadies at home doesn’t make you a tough cookie. If you really think you can handle the racing heartbeat and the sudden rush in your tummy, these are the things you should be planning to do. Fasten your seat belts because these will knock your socks off.
1. Sky diving – The Palm of Dubai
Skydiving over the Palm is a special experience even for regular skydivers. The check-in process is easy, the facilities sparkling clean and impressive. Instructors are friendly, reassuring and lots of fun. These guys know what they’re doing and do it extremely well. It is something you’ll remember for the longest time. Not for the faint-hearted though. Actually, none of these points below are.
2. Takabisha Roller Coaster – Japan
It is not called the steepest roller coaster in the world for nothing. See that, on the extreme right? That’s a 121° drop. Located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, this one would put the best of roller coasters around the world to shame. Extremely badass.
3. Running with the bulls – Pamplona, Spain
No it’s not as sunny as they showed it in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. People have suffered some serious injuries while taking part in this. So if your stamina isn’t in the best shape, I suggest you let this be. This is quite literally putting yourself in front of death.
4. The Cage of Death – Australia
Visitors can get up close and personal with the world’s biggest saltwater crocodiles, with only 2 inches of glass between them. Every dive includes 15 minutes in the enclosure with one of these massive reptiles. Regular feeding by our crocodile handlers when people are inside the cage encourages more movement from the crocodiles and ensures a face-to-face encounter that must be seen to be believed!
5. Mountain biking – Yungas Road, Bolivia
It is legendary for its extreme danger and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank christened it the “world’s most dangerous road”. In 2006 one estimate stated that 200 to 300 travellers were killed yearly along the road. The road includes cross markings on many of the spots where vehicles have fallen. They say man will fight hardest when it comes to his survival. Go biking on this road and you’ll know why.