Category South America

Sunday Photo – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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

Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe # 5 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

When I say big cities, I am meaning 1 million plus inhabitants. This counts out some beautiful smaller metropolises such as Cape Town, Cusco, Luang Prabang, Santiago de Cuba, Jerusalem, Luxor and Samarkand. Number Five – Buenos Aires, Argentina (population 2.9 million) This is one of my most recent trips to a big city, undertaken […]

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 […]