Neuroscience Graduate Student and Former Professional Volleyball Player with a love for traveling the world, cultures and adventures. Check out my Blog as Dr. Wanderlust, and see where I leave my next iJump signature photo around the world.
I have been an adrenaline junkie as far back as I can remember... having already gone skydiving, bungee jumping and hang gliding to name a few... I am still seeking my next rush!! My little sister has been asking me to come on an adventure for a while now, eager to one day skydive with me. I am however, not prepared to jump out of a plane with my sister just yet. So I brought her, as test, to the World's Tallest Slingshot in Orlando, Florida to see if she was really ready to roll with the "Big Dogs"!
Looking at this slingshot, it really doesn't seem too bad. However, being thrown into the air well... let's just say that's another story. I am pretty sure my eyes rolled into the back of my head, but overall it was an enjoyable experience for just 25 bucks!!!
After viewing the video, I must say my little sister is definitely on her way to being able to handle some of my adventures. Who knows.. Maybe even skydive! I chose to refrain from commenting on my friend sitting next to me and my sister... I think he embarrassed himself enough in the video... don't you think? After all, we definitely couldn't see Jamaica from the slingshot. :)
So, if you desire a quick thrill without paying a whole bunch of money... Check out the Slingshot. There are tons of other videos of celebrities doing it, and some people even fainting (check on youtube)... So don't take it lightly.
Nonetheless, I found that my sister may have what it takes to be a part of my adventures and I checked something off my bucket list!! 2 birds with 1 stone! #boom #winning
So, where the heck is Estonia? That is pretty much what I said when I decided to go on a Scandinavian tour... by this I was thinking of countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. However, I ended up also exploring other countries as well... like Estonia.
Just a ferry ride away from Helsinki, Finland I explored an unknown land to me. I started with my usual Free Walking Tours (which I recommend to anyone that wants to get a good feel for their new surrounding while traveling) and was impressed with the very adorable architecture of the area.
After trying Elk Soup (which wasn't bad by the way), seeing Patarei Prison only closed in 2005 (truly a hell hole, and unbelievable that prisoners were held there), taking beautiful pictures from Kohtu Platform seeing all of Tallinn... I still needed something adventurous.. Something new...
So, I asked the Free Walking Tour guide, what I could do, and he recommended going to Nomme Park and exploring... SO THANKFUL HE DID! Initially, I was just taking pictures of the cool scenery, but stumbled upon the adventure park.... and yes there it was A GIANT BUBBLE ON THE WATER!!!
Curious, I asked what it was for and the cost... and well let's just say... I couldn't resist. So there I was excited to get on the water, I envisioned myself just running all over the water...
I took off my shoes and stepped into this deflated bubble with just my socks on. Soon he started filling my bubble with air, as I sat there excited! Eventually he closed my bubble and set me sailing on the water. First attempt to stand, I fell immediately...Well, let me just say: it is a lot tougher than it looks (Kudos to Jesus!). I fell extensively, laughing and rolling as the young man snapping away and taking videos laughed with me. After quite sometime, many falls, and endless laughter... I WALKED ON WATER! How about that for a Bucket List To Do.... CHECK!!!
Sometimes finding that new thing to do is all about having an open mind and willingness to venture outside of the normal tourist areas. Ask a local, take a Free Walking Tour... some of my best adventures and activities definitely were not found on Google search... So if you want to walk on water, head to Estonia.
More Tallinn photos on my blog.