Category South America
Christ the Redeemer Pretty everywhere you go in Rio the 30 metre giant statue sat on its 8 metre pedestal can be seen from one angle or another. The arms stretch an amazing 28 metres! Voted as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’, the 635 tonne monolith took nine years to build, […]
A heart-warming tale in Peru… The Uros are no ordinary islands, but are man made out of reeds that float on Lake Titicaca near Puno in Peru. My story concerns a boy who I met there in late 2001. The young entrepreneur had drawn his own picture cards using paper and coloured crayons. Perhaps the […]
On The Evita Trail in Buenos Aires Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) is to Argentina what Princess Diana was to the U.K., a beautiful and charismatic fighter for lost causes adored by the masses, but with some enemies in high places. Like England’s Rose, she died incredibly young aged […]
World Waterfalls I have been to waterfalls before. The highest one in England called Canonteign Falls situated in South Devon, a very nice deep blue cascade in Laos, an impressive torrent in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and a frozen downpour in the Arctic Circle in Norway. Iguazú is something else. The widest set of […]
Professor Yaffle wearing his summer best whilst on holiday from Bagpuss world in Buenos Aires this month. Clearly he wears contact lenses when on his travels.