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    11 Of The Most Expensive Activities You Can Do If You Shit Money Out Your Ass


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    Prices are in USD and have been rounded to the nearest five thousand where applicable.

    1. Travel to the stratosphere in a balloon.

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    What it is: The Near-Space Odyssey sees a "Bloon", a pressurised balloon, fly up to 36km into the Earth's stratosphere. The 12-hour experience features two hours of flying in the stratosphere with a max of four guests. Oh, and don't worry, you've got Michelin-star dishes to munch on to make sure you get some bang for your buck.

    How much it is: $515,000 US.

    2. Or take a normal flight in your own three room suite.

    Etihad, Cash Money Records

    What it is: Aeroplanes can be pretty damn uncomfortable, and we've all wished for a bed and some privacy while up in the air. But if you've ever wanted to take a flight with your own bedroom, bathroom, living room, and butler, then Etihad's The Residence is the ticket for you.

    How much it is: $32,000 US. Oh, and that's one way.

    3. Climb Mount Everest in four weeks instead of two months.

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    What it is: The Everest Flash Expedition cuts the climbing venture in half thanks to lengthy at home acclimatisation training in hypoxic tents. Plus they apparently give you more oxygen than any other places running tours, which is something that sounds totally not scary at all.

    How much it is: $115,000 US.

    4. Get a manicure full of real diamonds.

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    What it is: The Glitz & Glamicure package is a full-on luxury experience. The entire salon shuts down for you. You're served champagne, and you actually get a manicure with real diamonds and a pedicure with real gold. The pricing of your package varies depending on which diamonds you choose, but the most expensive diamonds on offer are $25,000 US each.

    How much it is: $10,000 US to upwards of $25,000 US.

    5. Rent out your own private island.

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    What it is: Laucala is the third-largest island in Fiji, and is priced accordingly. While the price tag is pretty steep, it's all inclusive for the 25 villas on the island that accommodate up to 80 people. Oh, and if you decide to get to the island via your own private jet, that'll set you back another $10,000 US in landing fees.

    How much it is: Only $170,000 US a night - with a minimum of five nights stay.

    6. Stay a night in the world's most expensive hotel suite.


    What it is: The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland has a pretty hefty price tag. Luckily with the 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, you can easily split the charge with a dozen of your best pals. That makes it only like $6,500 USD each. It's basically a steal!

    How much it is: Starting from $75,000 USD a night.

    7. Or purchase the most expensive penthouse money can buy.

    Tour Odeon, Disney

    What it is: Do you like luxury? Do you have more money than you know what to do with? Well, if you answered yes to both, then why not buy the world's most expensive penthouse? Sure, the Sky Penthouse at Tour Odeon in Monaco isn't the cheapest property on the block, but it is five storeys with a waterslide that takes you from the dance floor (yes, dance floor) straight to the infinity pool.

    How much it is: Approximately $335 million US.

    8. Board a cruise ship and travel around the world for 140 days.

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    What it is: The Silversea's World Cruise is pretty lengthy, but it takes you to 32 countries, on all seven continents, and through every ocean in your 140 days at sea. As for comfort, the Owner's Suite is the most expensive way to cruise but it's also the most luxurious with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    How much it is: From $245,000 US.

    9. Or go and explore Antartica and the South Pole.


    What it is: Starting in Cape Town, South Africa, the Emperors & South Pole Expedition takes you to -25°C temperatures and to places you'd otherwise never see. You get to sleep in luxury pods, see Emperor penguins, and climb mountains no one else has ever scaled - all for just $185,000 USD. Oh, and that's twin-share by the way.

    How much it is: $185,000 US.

    10. Indulge in the world's most expensive bottle of red wine.

    Chateau Margaux, Pixar

    What it is: The 12 litre balthazar of Château Margaux 2009 is only sold at Le Clos in Dubai airport. At $195,000 USD a bottle, it'll set you back a pretty penny for a wine. But the purchaser also gets a first class flight to the vineyard where it was made and dinner with the chief winemaker. Now it hurts just that little bit less, right?

    How much it is: $195,000 US.

    11. Then chow down on a dessert that doesn't even look real.

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    What it is: What do you get when you combine Baileys-flavoured cassata, Dom Perignon sabayon, a tropical fruit compote, and an intricate chocolate carving? A dessert that costs more than $10,000 US, of course. I know what you're thinking, "that sounds delicious, but why is it so damn expensive?!" Well what gives the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence its hefty price tag is the 80-carat aquamarine stone included in the dish.

    How much it is: $14,500 US.

    Well. I don't know about all of you, but I'm good.

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