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Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

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The Düsseldorf Tower overlooking the Rhine at sunset.

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Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

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I have christened this photo big ears! The twin towers of Cologne cathedral peaking over the rooftops yesterday. 

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Continuing our long weekend in Bilbao……… As we had plenty of time over the next two days to explore the rest of Bilbao, we decided upon side trip. San Sebastián was the most obvious choice, but we plumped for the ‘third’ Spanish Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Return bus tickets cost us €12 each for the […]

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Traversing the world is an ambition of most people at one point in their lives, with certain locations rising above the rest as spots people will want to check out before their time runs dry. Today, we’re going to take a look at seven perhaps not so obvious but completely amazing destinations you need to […]

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I had been to many areas of Spain (starting with an infamous ’83 trip to Benidorm), but never the Basque region. In my youth I only knew of the violent separist movement who wanted independence for the region that straddles Northern Spain and Southern France. In relatively modern times it was the Guggenheim Museum and […]

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I made it to my first Spanish League Premier game on Sunday for the match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Osasuna. I have always had a soft spot for Bilbao ever since discovering that they only have players playing for them that are born in the Basque Region, an area give or take, the size […]

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There are two smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris by La Seine.  One stands near the Musee d’Orsay on the Left Bank and further up the Seine near the Eiffel Tower at Pont de Grenelle stands the second. This is a picture of the latter taken from the batobus. 

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Where to take Mrs Wilbur for our 16th wedding anniversary this weekend? Paris of course! For the first time we stayed near the Eiffel Tower, allowing Mrs Wilbur to take this shot after our anniversary meal on Friday night.