• 30 Challenges : How my friends gamified my 30th

    05 Nov 2014 0 No tags Permalink


    And voila, here we are, I turned 30th without a hitch. Conclusion: I do not run faster or slower, but my desire to continue traveling is there more then ever .

    Since I was a little girl, travel is my thing (I wanted to be a stewardess). Probably because I had the chance to go to the other side of the world soon enough … I think I was especially intrigued by my Malagasy roots but hey I will talk about this in another post.

    Well that said, this year will be special, I decided to take the time to live, something I had forgotten to do for a while. So I set two goals.

    1. Enjoy a trip of four months in New Zealand and South East Asia on 1 March 2015.
    2. Honor my friends who had the brilliant idea to make me work during that time.

    For my 30th birthday, they submitted 30 Crazy challenges that I have to achieve during my trip. So in someway, this blog is for them. So they can follow my adventures in the coming months. Basically, each challenge will be a 15-second video that I will publish on my instagram account

    List of challenges:

    1. You will begin this challenge by drinking a shot of Tequila with the person of your choice.
    2. You must take a pebble in each country where you go.
    3. You will have to ask to the nice people you will met to wear your Sunglasses « Heart »
    4. You will skydive an extraordinary place
    5. You will ride on the back of an elephant dressed as poacher in Asia and with a cigarette !
    6. You will have a fit of the giggles in a quiet place
    7. You will dance to Michael Jackson you have to be as good as he was.
    8. You will eat a grilled grasshopper.
    9. You will have to create the Ice Phuket challenge. Find own concept.
    10. You will sing in the mirror « J attends l’amour » by Jennifer.
    11. You will plant a plant in the country of your choice
    12. You must make a Selfie under water in every ocean / sea that you will go.
    13. You must make a Selfie Aung San Suu Kyi
    14. You must make a Selfie with 5 differents monkeys.
    15. You will swing or sing Francky Vincent at the full moon party
    16. You will eat a whole bag of regular nature chips.
    17. You will have to turn the wheel on the most beautiful beaches, shouting « IODAGE Au MAAAAX!! « .
    18. You will have to pretend to be someone else to a stranger during 15 seconds.
    19. You will have to attend a cockfight and bet on the winner.
    20. You will have to eat a starfish.
    21. You will blow your 30 candles at once
    22. You must say in front of the camera « holly shit I am 30 years old … »
    23. You must say 5x Candyman in the mirror.
    24. You will make you a new tattoo in the country of your choice.
    25. You will say, « Would you like to sleep with me » in each country you will visit in their own language.
    26. You will succeed in making your laces the first time
    27. You will have to drink a shot of green alcohol, in 30 different bars.
    28. You will light a SkyLantern in the dedicated to Your friends.
    29. You will make a snowman with the person of your choice.
    30. You will conclude these 30 challenges by merging everything in one video

    Well i was thinking i was going chill during my trip … but well, I am committed to success on this challenges or I pay for my drinks for everyone. So if any of you know where I can eat a starfish in Asia, (knowing that I m not going to China) or if you have any advice for the best spot to skydive? Let me know !