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Mauritius Sunset, Le Meridien Hotel

Sunday Sunsets – Mauritius

On the first Sunday of the month I have joined together with a group of Twitter members to post a picture of a sunset from my photo archive. This shot is from 2007 and is taken in the grounds of Le Meridien Hotel. Check out my Twitter site @wilburstravels or search for #sundaysunsets to view […]

Blondie, Parallel Lines

Music On My Travels – #1 the ’70s

Music has the almost magical quality of transporting you back to another era or destination, evoking the feelings that you felt at that time or enhancing your experience of the exciting things that you are seeing or doing. I don’t mean gamelan music in Indonesia, samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba or jazz in New […]

Flight of the Condors – Peru

As a rule I am unlucky with my wildlife spotting in the ‘wild’. A tigerless tiger safari in India, a whale free visit to Hermanus in South Africa, zero dolphins on a boat trip in Mauritius specifically arranged to see the grey beauties, not a cetacean to be seen on a whaling expedition in Iceland […]

Elephant, Elephant Village, Luang Prabang, Laos

My Favourite Travel Photos – 6 to 10

Continuing my favourite travel photos with my second favourite batch of five. The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos In all my travels I have never seen a sunset as lovely as the one in Luang Prabang. On both my 2010 & 2015 visits I lingered for over and hour at a time to capture the […]

Monday Morning Blues – Charles Bridge & Vltava River, Prague

Prague is one of the cities that I miss the most with the travel ban, so I thought it was about time in featured in my MMB post. Join us over on Twitter @wilburstravels every Monday morning and just post a photograph featuring the colour blue to join in.

Sunday Photo – My Forthcoming 3rd Book

Cambodian Drama I am currently going through the editing process of my latest book, which will be released on Amazon soon. The ebook cover is ready and is this weeks’ Sunday Photo. It is my first foray into fiction writing and it follows an average English couple who unwittingly get mixed up in a terrifying […]

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

Africa Day – Part One

Today is officially Africa Day. According to the South African Government website, “Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, […]

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Eastern European Train Tours – A Free Globetrotters Travel Club Presentation

As you may know by now I am very partial to overseas train travel, most especially in Eastern Europe. This Saturday at 1pm UK time I will be giving a light-hearted presentation on some of the tours that I have undertaken in the past as part of a free programme on Zoom presented by Globetrotters. […]

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – M For Marrakech

Mrs Wilbur and I visited the eclectic Moroccan city in 2005 as part of a mini tour of Morocco. We started and ended in Marrakech with the tour taking us through the Atlas Mountains to get close to the locals, on to Meknes, Volubilis & Fes, before taking a train back down south. Marrakech, Morocco […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – L for Luang Prabang

I have visited the chilled small city in Laos on two occasions, the first time with Hamish in 2010 and again with Mrs Wilbur in 2015. Easily the most spiritual city I have visited (especially the first time), here are a few highlights. The Mekong One of the world’s great rivers flows through Luang Prabang. […]