Tag Archives: South America

Friday Photo – Brazilian Fauna in Rio de Janeiro

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

Iguacu Falls. Brazil - The Devil's Throat

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 3 – 2011 to 2019 (#3) Brazil/Argentina

Number 3 – Iguaçu/Iguazú Falls, Brazil & Argentina Iguazu Falls straddle a border between South America’s two largest nations and consist of the widest set of falls in the world. Having flown in from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú, we stayed on the Argentinian side of the great divide, but were first to visit the […]

Thursday Bird #21 – Hummingbird, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

No bigger than a large butterfly, the hummingbird moves so fast that it is really difficult to capture. This specimen that I photographed in 2018 was the best shot I got in around fifty attempts!

Sunday Photo – Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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

Thursday Bird #12 – Unidentified, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

I photographed this bird in 2018. Anybody know what it is?

Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe # 5 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

When I say big cities, I am meaning 1 million plus inhabitants. This counts out some beautiful smaller metropolises such as Cape Town, Cusco, Luang Prabang, Santiago de Cuba, Jerusalem, Luxor and Samarkand. Number Five – Buenos Aires, Argentina (population 2.9 million) This is one of my most recent trips to a big city, undertaken […]

Bird at Iguaza Falls, Argentina

Thursday Bird #7 – Plush Crested Jay, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

I spotted this bird during our 2018 trip to the amazing waterfalls. It seemed to be saying, “What are you looking at?”

Fine Spotted Woodpecker, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thursday Bird #6 – Fine Spotted Woodpecker

I noticed this bird on a patch of grass opposite the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. Despite the heavy traffic it seemed to be perfectly at home.

Music On My Travels – Years 2000 to 2019

This is the final part of my series highlighting the music that has accompanied me on my travels and that evokes extra special memories each time that I listen to it since. In the last 20 years I have been to many magical places, starting with Lebanon in May 2000 and culminating with Azerbaijan in […]

Monday Morning Blues Group – Peru & Central Asian Presentations & A Quiz

Last night we held our inaugural MMBG social on Zoom. The technology behaved, the presenters sparkled and a good time was had by all. This is how the evening panned out. For The Love Of Peru by Julia Hammond Freelance travel writer, proprietor of Julia’s Travels website and serial traveller (120 countries and counting) Julia […]