Tag Archives: Condors

Condor in Flight, Colca Canyon, Peru

A-Z April Challenge – Condors of Colca Canyon

Colca is situated high up in the Andes of Northern Peru. We had booked an excursion from wonderful Arequipa, staying the night in the Andean village of Chivay. The village stay was notable for two reasons. Firstly the meal of guinea pig & pisco sours accompanied by a Peruvian panpipes band. Secondly because the hotel […]

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 15 to 13

15. Planning the itinerary Mrs Wilbur tells me that I am a planner and she is undoubtedly correct. I love putting together tours. This usually entails picking a country, consulting the railway timetables and compiling a spreadsheet. It is then a case of turning plan into reality. In all my many travels, you can count […]

Condors, Colca Canyon, Peru

That Condor Moment

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 […]

WHALE SPOTTING BOAT – MY TWENTY-THIRD TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

It was my 50th Birthday in January and to celebrate, Mrs Wilbur & I headed for Iceland. It was all arranged for a very special day – whale watching in the afternoon and the Northern Lights in the evening. Off we trotted full of enthusiasm, confident that the cetaceans would be out in force for […]