Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper napkins. Inspired by the […]

After re-enacting the Titania breakfast with a view (and securing some takeaway cake for later), we arrived at the bus station at 9 in readiness for the 9.30 departure. Despite Mr Cool’s (the laid back bus ticket seller) assertions the previous day, we were lucky to secure the last two tickets. Unluckily they were for […]

Originally posted on Wilbur's Travels:
Before I visited Cuba I had of course heard of Che Guevara. Now I feel I know him. Che was born in Rosario?in 1928, Argentinian but part Irish through his paternal grandparents. All his life he struggled with asthma, but this did not stop him loving and playing rugby…

It seemed that I was the only easyJet passenger en route to the Greek Island who would not be staying for a week or two’s sea & sunshine. The word around me was focusing on best beaches, location of the best full English and biggest issues to face (such as full English being unavailable in […]

The new Skopje is not my cup of tea…….. Imagine having hundreds of millions of euros to invest in improving the infrastructure of your city. You might think about a new train/bus station, improved roads, the introduction of a tram system perhaps. Imagine instead employing Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Liberace and Kim Kardashian and asking them to […]

I am writing this sat in Ryanair seat 23C – a bargain aisle seat costing just €4 to reserve. As the usual boarding chaos goes on around me it is time to reflect on another hugely enjoyable tour in the east of Europe taken together with my regular travel buddy Hamish. Having regenerated the spirit […]