Tag Archives: Peru

Mother’s Day

It is Mother’s Day in the UK today, so here are some pictures from my travels in honour of mothers everywhere. And not forgetting granny…….

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Uros Floating Islands

Back in 2001 Hamish and I were in Peru and as part of our tour of the country we visited Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable natural lake in the world. I do not remember too much about Puno apart from it being blessed cold in September, the starting point for […]

A-Z April Challenge – Lima

In 2001 I had a magic time in Peru and Bolivia with my travel buddy Hamish. There were loads of highlights topped by the three day hike to Machu Picchu. Our last night was in Lima, a city that we had already explored at the beginning of our three week trip. We just wanted to […]

Sunday Photo – 21

Following on from Friday’s photo, one of the beauties of doing the hike to Machu Picchu is that you arrive very early in the morning and have the sacred site pretty much to yourselves before the train arrives and those staying in the hotel nearby venture out after a full English. This photo shows much […]

Friday Photo – 20

In 2001 I did the three day hike to Machu Picchu. This photo is me after the hardest part of the walk, the ascent to what is known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,215 metres above sea-level. I don’t mind admitting that I was absolutely bushed when […]

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 […]

Great Train Journey

In all the lists of the best train journeys, there is one that always amazes me by its absence. In 1999 I took the Puno to Cusco Express as an hors-d’oeuvre to the Machu Picchu Trail. The ten-hour journey from the shores of Lake Titticaca to the Inca capital passed through some stunning scenery, but never seems […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day

Today is of course Mothering Sunday, so I thought I would take the opportunity to post a few pictures of mothers with their children that I snapped on my travels….