Tag Archives: South America

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 […]

Sunday Photo – Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru

I took this shot in 2001 at Machu Picchu. There was clearly a pecking order type thing going on here and looking at it now they appear to be social distancing before such a thing was ever thought of by us humans! Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru Talking of Peru, I will be hosting a free […]

Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru

Friday Photos – Central Asia & Peru

This coming Monday at 8pm UK time on Zoom we will be having two brilliant presentations – see details at the end of the post. To whet your appetite, here are a few pictures from my archives. Peru Dead Woman’s Pass, Inca Trail, Peru Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru Inca Trail Start Marker, Peru Puno […]

Flight of the Condors – Peru

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 […]

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, […]

Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu, Peru