Category South America

Cusco, Peru

Sunday Photo – Cusco in Peru

Cusco is the gateway to the Inca civilisation and the starting point for most who venture on the trek to Machu Picchu. You can acclimatise to the altitude there before your exertions as I did in 2001. It is a lovely city in its own right with plenty to keep your occupied for a few […]

Monday Morning Blues – Rio–Niterói Bridge In Rio De Janeiro

The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America

A-Z April Challenge – U Is For Uros Islands Of Lake Titicaca In Peru

The floating islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru – the Uros Islands

Ipanema Beach, Rio

A-Z April Challenge – I is for Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ipanema Beach, Rio

Cusco, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – C For Cusco In Peru

Cusco In Peru

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 One, Up Until 2010

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]

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 […]