Favourite Five To Return To

It must be quite apparent from my effusive travelogues that I leave a piece of my heart in most every place I visit. And given a chance I would return to every one of them……almost. Sadly, the inverse relationship between time and my ever lengthening bucket list makes return trips impractical. Compiling a hypothetical list for the ‘Top Destinations…

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Cidade Maravilhosa From Above

We are not beach people, not by any stretch of the imagination. Add to that the prohibitive rates for less than appealing hotel rooms and we almost cut Rio de Janeiro out of our vacation plans, the main focus of which was Peru and Argentina. But with connections into South America via Sao Paulo we decided to allot a couple of days to…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflection II

Positively the last one before I crash! Reflections of a supercilious peacock, colourful flamingoes and us!! Related posts: The Daily Post WPC – Reflection Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection Reflections Sunday Post Reflections

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting Moment II

A fleeting moment that had my grandsons in splits! This image was a strong contender, and the little ones’ choice for “an image that makes me laugh or smile” for my 7 Super shots 🙂 Wasn’t too incongruous on that beach either. Do check out my first entry here and other fellow bloggers interpretations here…

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Travel Theme: Oceans

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week to mark World Oceans Day, highlights the urgent need to protect our marine environment. It goes without saying that the oceans that cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface, are home to more than 80 % of all life on this planet, provide more than 60% of our food and…

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Celebrating The Wonder That Is Iguassu!

A distant murmur reminds us of the purpose of our visit long before we catch our first glimpse of the cataracts from the dining room of the Sheraton hotel within the Argentine National Park. It gets louder as we clamber onto the jungle train, a short distance from the hotel, that takes us to long, creaky, metal catwalks…

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Sunday Morning On Ipanema!

My interpretation of ‘summer’? A warm sunday morning on Ipanema beach! Several agua de coco’s later, we walked on to the Feira Hippie de Ipanema – the weekly fair on Praça General Osório nearby – and then all the way to Lagoa, stopping en-route to pick up Bossa Nova CD’s and grazing on shrimp and vegetable empadas and fresh…

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The Outstretched Hands Of The Redeemer

This was our first disappointing glimpse of Cristo Redentor. Barely discernible from behind those hazy clouds. We decided it would be pointless going to Corcovado if visibility was going to be so poor. So we went to the Päo de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) first instead and prayed hard that the weather would clear, for we had very little…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

“A year, ten years from now, I’ll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together” ~ Adrienne Rich “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery “True friends are always together in spirit” ~ L M Montgomery Thank you…

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