Tag Archives: South America
The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America
The most famous grave in the cemetery is the site where Eva Peron is laid to rest. It is said that such was her popularity in the whole of South America that florists the length of the continent sold out of flowers during the mourning period. Recoleta Cemetery is an amazing collection of extravagant graves […]
Number 3 – Iguaçu/Iguazú Falls, Brazil & Argentina Iguazu Falls straddle a border between South America’s two largest nations and consists 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 […]
Flash back 19 years(!) and I was trekking to Machu Picchu. What a wonderful reward the tortuous climb up to Dead Woman’s Pass in the Andes provided.
I cannot quite believe that it was nineteen years ago that I visited wonderful Peru. The highlight of course was the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu – here are a few pictorial highlights.
Cusco is the gateway to the Inca civilisation and the starting point for most who venture on the trek to Machu Picchu. You can acclimatise to the altitude there before your exertions as I did in 2001. It is a lovely city in its own right with plenty to keep your occupied for a few […]
The floating islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru – the Uros Islands
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
Cusco In Peru