Category - Solo South America

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

Frog legs

PotD: 47 – Frog legs in Cusco market

The San Pedro market in Cusco had a lot of stuff on sale that I wasn’t particularly used to but I’d have to say that the wizened granny sitting next to a bucket of live frogs had one of the more unusual setups. She didn’t...

Beans

PotD: 46 – Beans in Cusco Market

There’s nothing quite like a macro lens to get a different perspective on things. This close-up shot of dried beans is from an inspiring day I had wandering round San Pedro market in Cusco. The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G is turning out to...

Meat Market

PotD: 45 – Meat Market in Cusco

I love wandering around markets when I get to a new town and San Pedro market in Cusco was no exception. The quality of the fruit and veg is second to none, beans they have in abundance, herbs and spices, and then there’s all the meat...

Wall in Cusco

PotD: 44 – A Brickwall in Cusco

Now, you might expect that when someone posts a photo under the heading ‘A Wall in Cusco’, there would at least be one of those photos of an Inca wall, made up of those huge angular stones quarried from somewhere faraway. Sorry to...

Making waves

PotD: 43 – Making Waves on Lake...

The trouble with being part of a tour is that you have little control over your schedule and, in effect, over the light, which is why I found myself at ‘La Isla del Sol’ in the midday sun. Nobody’s fault but my own. I’d...

Jetty

PotD: 42 – Jetty on Lake Titicaca...

This was the spot where the boat from Copacabana dropped us off on Isla del Sol, a short walk from the ‘main’ harbour. Nothing like a jetty jutting out into a lake, with mountains in the background, to provide the right elements for...

Coke sign

PotD: 41- A Coke sign is hard to miss

From my childhood memories and now to my current South America trip, the coke sign has always played a very visible part in everyday life. I’m not sure if South America just appears to have more Coca-cola references than other continents...

Lake Titicaca

PotD: 40 – First view of Lake Titicaca

It took a while for the Bolivia Hop bus to make its way out of the congested streets of La Paz but eventually we were clear and heading off towards Lake Titicaca. This was our first quick stop en route; I imagine there must be quite a few shots...

La Paz

PotD: 39 – La Paz cityscape

After being surrounded by all that vast open space during my Salar de Uyuni tour, I found it hard to adjust to the mass of humanity visible from my 12th floor room window. I spent the day walking around La Paz but decided pretty quickly that...

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni tour

When doing a tour of the Salar de Uyuni, the salt flats themselves are only a small part of what you get to see when you visit this spectacular corner of the world. I’d heard a lot of good things about the amazing landscapes up in this...