Category - Solo South America

Collection of posts by Tim Maher on his epic Solo South America project.

BA

BA, the Last Word

When I say ‘the Last Word’, I don’t mean that I’m going to be able to give you all the low down you’ll need to get yourself around BA, far from it. This is more the last word on my own particular journey, the final...

Lima

Memories and Reflections of Lima

Arriving at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima after my timeout in Máncora brought back memories of all those times I and my siblings had flown in and out of here as children; the sadness of the parental goodbyes quickly evaporated if you were lucky...

Pisco sour

PotD: 62 – A classic Pisco sour...

I’ve been away from updating the site for a bit longer than I intended but am back and will look to get the rest of the images from South America up here pronto. I think that a good place to restart would be with a shot of a pisco sour...

Birds

PotD: 61 – Birds in an Urban Jungle

I thought this street art of birds in a jungle setting would go well with the previous ‘Photo of the Day’ involving the rhino. What I particularly like about the two of them is that they are made to fit so well into the environment...

Rhino

PotD: 60 – Rhino on the Streets of...

This piece of street art of a rhino was also just across the road from the hostel I was staying at in Lima’s Barranco district. I’d taken so many photos of street art on my journey that I tried hard not to add this specimen to my...

Cactus

PotD: 59 – Cactus and Wall

I found this wall just across the road from where I was staying in Barranco, at a point where two streets running almost parallel to each other finally came together. The green from the row of cactus and the tiny strip of grass stood out...

Peruvian flag

PotD: 58 – Peruvian Flag adds Colour

After having spent a happy childhood growing up in Lima, I returned here for the first time in over 30 years to see whether much had changed and if any memories still remained. I also decided that it was time for me to check out somewhere...

PotD: 57 – Miraflores en tu corazón

This image of the Costa Verde below the Malecón in the wealthy district of Miraflores evokes a lot of childhood memories. Before heading off to school in England, I’d lived a carefree life in this part of Lima. Memories of sliding fast...

Mancora

Mancora Beach and Existentialism

After having been on the road for over a month and with my birthday looming, I decided to check out and head off to a beach for some well-deserved R & R. I’d heard good things about Máncora up in the far north of Peru and booked...

Arequipa

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Rush

After a great five days in Cusco, I headed a little further south to Arequipa, the capital of Peru for a brief period in the mid 19th century, and still regarded by many of its inhabitants as the country’s cultural centre. Being the...