Tag Archives: Mauritius

Wordless Wednesday – Giant Tortoise, Mauritius

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, […]

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, […]

Sunday Photo – Mauritius

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 9 to 7

9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]

Friday Photo – 9

From my wife’s 40th birthday trip to Mauritius in May 2007. From infinity and beyond……

Sunday Photo 6

As Christmas has passed again and we start thinking about warmer climes, here is a picture of sunset taken in Mauritius in 2007, where we celebrated Mrs Wilbur’s 40th birthday. Where have you set your sights on in 2016?



Although I have flown a glider (well I took the controls for five whole minutes!), perhaps strangely I have chosen a golf buggy for my G themed transportation. On the basis that I am absolutely hopeless at golf (sorry dad, I did try!), this has nothing at all to do with my presence on a […]