Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

A-Z April Challenge – S Is For Sugarloaf Mountain In Rio De Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The current plight of the Brazilian people due to Covid is saddening but not surprising considering the flavellas and shanty towns that we witnessed in and around Rio. Whilst the privileged locals live within their gated complexes and tourists flock to the beaches, gardens & mountains, many millions live […]

Ipanema Beach, Rio

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

Ipanema Beach, Rio

Friday Photo – Brazilian Fauna in Rio de Janeiro

This fine specimen was pictured at Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro in November 2018.

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 2 – 2011 to 2019 (10 to 6)

Number 10 – Train Trip from Sevastopol to Lviv, Ukraine 2011 This remains as my longest train ride to date. 27-hours with one change of trains at Simferopol. The journey started in the Crimea, the disputed region that has now been annexed to Russia. It was a wonderful trip from south to north travelling in […]

Sunday Photo – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

I took this shot from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun was setting.

Wordless Wednesday – Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro

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, […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – R for Rio de Janeiro

I visited with Mrs Wilbur in November 2018 at the end of a trip taking in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay and Iguazu Falls in addition. Here are a few pictorial highlights. Copacabana & Ipanema Beaches Are there any more famous beaches in the world? Bondai perhaps. They really are social focal points […]

The Rio-Niterói Bridge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Monday Morning Blues – Rio-Niterói Bridge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Every Monday morning I and a few of my Twitter pals post a photograph featuring the colour blue aimed at diverting our attention from the start of week blues and making us think a little of exciting places to visit. This week’s picture was taken in November 2018 from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in […]

Orquestra Voadora, Rio Carnival Practice

Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Band Practice

When in Rio in November 2018, we ventured down to the waterfront of Guanabara Bay near to Santos Dumont Airport, the main domestic hub for the Brazilian city, where we had landed from Iguazu and had witnessed planes taking off and landing whilst we were up Sugarloaf Mountain. As we walked along the water’s edge, […]