The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America
Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The current plight of the Brazilian people due to Covid is saddening but not surprising considering the flavellas and shanty towns that we witnessed in and around Rio. Whilst the privileged locals live within their gated complexes and tourists flock to the beaches, gardens & mountains, many millions live […]
Ipanema Beach, Rio
This fine specimen was pictured at Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro in November 2018.
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 […]
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 […]
I took this shot from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun was setting.
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, […]
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 […]