Category Brazil

Friday Photo – Brazilian Fauna in Rio de Janeiro

This fine specimen was pictured at Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro in November 2018.

Iguacu Falls. Brazil - The Devil's Throat

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 3 – 2011 to 2019 (#3) Brazil/Argentina

Number 3 – Iguaçu/Iguazú Falls, Brazil & Argentina Iguazu Falls straddle a border between South America’s two largest nations and consist of the widest set of falls in the world. Having flown in from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú, we stayed on the Argentinian side of the great divide, but were first to visit the […]

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 2 – 2011 to 2019 (10 to 6)

Number 10 – Train Trip from Sevastopol to Lviv, Ukraine 2011 This remains as my longest train ride to date. 27-hours with one change of trains at Simferopol. The journey started in the Crimea, the disputed region that has now been annexed to Russia. It was a wonderful trip from south to north travelling in […]

Sunday Photo – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

I took this shot from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun was setting.

Wordless Wednesday – Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro

Botanical Gardens – 3 From My Travels

I rather enjoy visiting a botanical garden on my travels. Although far from a flora expert, a stroll through the landscaped displays of trees and flowers makes for a very pleasant few hours. Here are my three favourites visited thus far. Bogor, Indonesia (1997) On the island of Java, a 60km train ride from Jakarta, […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

My Favourite Travel Photos – 1 to 5

I am completing my favourite travel photos with my famous five, the quintet that I (currently) love the most. Hotel Baron, Aleppo, Syria This photo signifies so much. Hamish and I travelled to Syria overland from Istanbul by train, bus and taxi in May 2009. This was actually the third time of trying to get […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – R for Rio de Janeiro

I visited with Mrs Wilbur in November 2018 at the end of a trip taking in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay and Iguazu Falls in addition. Here are a few pictorial highlights. Copacabana & Ipanema Beaches Are there any more famous beaches in the world? Bondai perhaps. They really are social focal points […]

Friday Photo – Copacabana Beach, Rio

Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Wilbur’s Travels – My 7 Travel Wonders Of The Past Decade

Travel is a great defining constant in my life and as I reflect on the last ten years of travels, I am extremely grateful that I am able to indulge in my passion on a regular basis. I have visited 22 new countries in the decade and revisited many more old favourites. I found it […]