Category South America

Music On My Travels – Years 2000 to 2019

This is the final part of my series highlighting the music that has accompanied me on my travels and that evokes extra special memories each time that I listen to it since. In the last 20 years I have been to many magical places, starting with Lebanon in May 2000 and culminating with Azerbaijan in […]

Sunday Photo – Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru

I took this shot in 2001 at Machu Picchu. There was clearly a pecking order type thing going on here and looking at it now they appear to be social distancing before such a thing was ever thought of by us humans! Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru Talking of Peru, I will be hosting a free […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

Friday Photos – Central Asia & Peru

This coming Monday at 8pm UK time on Zoom we will be having two brilliant presentations – see details at the end of the post. To whet your appetite, here are a few pictures from my archives. Peru Dead Woman’s Pass, Inca Trail, Peru Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru Inca Trail Start Marker, Peru Puno […]

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, […]

Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu, Peru

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 […]

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