Category Brazil

Orquestra Voadora, Rio Carnival Practice

Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Band Practice

When in Rio in November 2018, we ventured down to the waterfront of Guanabara Bay near to Santos Dumont Airport, the main domestic hub for the Brazilian city, where we had landed from Iguazu and had witnessed planes taking off and landing whilst we were up Sugarloaf Mountain. As we walked along the water’s edge, […]

Monday Morning Blues – Iguazú National Park, Brazil

This week’s picture to help us beat the Monday morning blues comes from a trip I made exactly one year ago to the amazing waterfalls of Iguazú. I am not sure what type of bird it is – any suggestions? Join the Monday morning blues tribe over on Twitter @wilburstravels

Sunday Photos – Brazil

A year ago today we arrived in amazing Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We had arrived after an enthralling visit to Iguazú Falls. In honour of the brilliant November 2019 visit, I am posting some shots of the iconic city and the amazing waterfalls. Christ the Redeemer, Rio

Friday Photos – Iguazú Falls, Brazil

One year ago today Mrs Wilbur and I visited the Iguazú Falls in Brazil. The highlight is known as the Devil’s Throat, a vast cascade of turbulent water. I vividly remember getting as close as possible and ending up soaked to the skin from the spray. Exhilarating! The Devil’s Throat, Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Photos close-up in the mist and from the Botanical Gardens, November 2018.

South American Beach

5 of the best road trips to take in South America

Guest post by Jordan Greene. Unbelievably vast, incredibly beautiful and delightfully diverse – South America’s breathtaking landscapes can only be fully appreciated by taking to its roads. The continent boasts endless regions of spectacular scenery, cultural marvels and inspiring culinary escapades to awe any kind of traveller. Off the beaten paths, the roads may not […]

Wordless Wednesday – Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Sunday Photos – Birds in Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

In November last year we visited Buenos Aires,  Colonia del Sacramento, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. We encountered many amazing sights and enjoyed some magnificent cultural experiences and along the way managed to view some amazing bird life too. I am not an accomplished wildlife photographer and I don’t have a clue half the […]

Monday Morning Blues

This is a view from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro as a plane descends to land at Santos Dumont Airport. The impressive bridge in the background is the 8 mile long Rio–Niterói Bridge. Join in the mission to banish those Monday morning blues over on Twitter. Just post a photo featuring […]

Sunday Photo – Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

It was only two months ago that we were in Rio. A definite highlight was taking the cablecar up Sugarloaf Mountain for superb views of Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and downtown Rio….. Christ the Redeemer from Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio