Riga Art Nouveau Buildings

Two years ago I paid my second visit to the Latvian capital. I love much about the city but perhaps the highlight is the marvelous art nouveau (jugendstil) architecture. There is a whole district crammed with beautiful buildings and bold sculptures. There is also an excellent jugendstil museum showing how an art nouveau building looks […]

This year every Tuesday I will be recounting an overseas train journey. It could be a short hop or a long-distance overnighter. Every journey is special to me – the greatest way to travel by far. In 2012 Mrs Wilbur and I undertook a mini train tour of Spain taking in Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, […]

Prickly Pears For Sale, Sarande, Albania

In 2017 I paid my second visit to Albania, arriving by ferry from Corfu to Sarande and then taking a bus up to Tirana. Sarande is a beautiful coastal town, perhaps more synonymous with Greece than Albania. Join us on Twitter to post your own blues busting photos each Monday morning – @wilburstravels

Picture from 2017 trip to Romania. We travelled by rail & taxi from Belgrade. Should’ve been trains all the way but dreaded engineering works meant we had to take a taxi from Vrsac across the border.

Visiting the Taj in 1998 was one of those wow moments in life. Like many I had seen pictures as a kid and it seemed almost impossible to reach back then. India seemed as far away as the moon. It definitely lived up to expectations as we visited at sunrise and came back again later […]

I awoke on the 10th January 2016 ready to open my birthday messages but was instead stunned to hear the news that David Bowie had passed away. As the news sunk in and I listened to Blackstar & Lazarus from the album that had just been released, tears filled my eyes. These songs from the […]

This year every Tuesday I will be recounting an overseas train journey. It could be a short hop or a long-distance overnighter. Every journey is special to me – the greatest way to travel by far. In 2009 I was extremely fortunate to visit Syria where first stop was Aleppo, which remains my favourite city […]

Hålogaland Bridge, Narvik, Norway

The blues busting image today comes from my 2018 tour of Norway. The photo was snapped from the train as we rode the Iron Ore Line into Sweden.