We could all benefit from experiencing a few moments in life as an adrenaline junkie. A few drops of the nerve-shredding hormone mixed in with your bloodstream can really mix things up for you and help you see life as one continuing adventure.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to grab your adrenaline fix. Sure – if you want to scale Everest on roller-blades or bungee-jump off the Golden Gate Bridge then your wallet is going to take a necessary hit, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here we look at three ways in which you can get that heart muscle pumping without bankrupting yourself.
Now, before you start shouting that this notion sounds expensive, let me assure you that it isn’t. Okay, so you need to actually get to Cambodia, but once you are there, you can slum it with the natives. For a real thrill, get yourself over to Siem Reap and join the locals in taking water transport to Battambang. You’ll marvel at how your over-laden boat stays afloat as it keels over round every bend – and how the locals seem unconcerned for their own or anyone else’s safety. Even if you chicken out, you can still observe the wonderful Angkor Wat temple.
Card players will recognise this as a poker term – it means you think your first two cards are so awesome you’re gambling everything you have. I wouldn’t recommend this tactic to a newcomer – poker is really only fun if you play sensibly and responsibly. Personally, I love the game. I only play for pennies, but when you’ve got a whole twenty pence riding on whether BigSam69 can trump your three queens, the adrenaline really does start pumping. If you really don’t like the thought of playing for dough, you can try a free trial at Full Tilt’s poker site.
The Adrenaline Quarry in Cornwall boast that they have been ‘throwing people off cliffs since 2009′ – some of them probably even survived! ‘The Zip’ at this unique, adrenaline-fuelled theme park is a half-a-kilometre long pair of wires, one of which you are attached to. You are then shoved (if you haven’t the nerve to jump) off the top of a cliff down into an old, water-filled quarry where you skim along the surface reaching reported speeds approaching 40 miles per hour. There’s no need to book – just turn up and jump – or chicken out, the choice is yours!