As usual the response from people who don’t know me that well when I mentioned that I was going to the Central Asian country was “why?” Those how know me a bit better already knew, “because it’s there, it’s slightly mysterious and well, why not?” It is indeed a little mysterious to us in the […]

I had armed myself with two Northern Light apps designed to let you know whether you have any chance of witnessing Lady Borealis. I got addicted to the site in an unhealthy ‘World of Warcraft’ kind of way, constantly logging in for the latest update only a few minutes after the previous look. It was […]

Those with good memories may remember that we embarked on a Norway tour this January and that I had left off with our time in Narvik and our side trip by train to Abisko in Sweden, plus an unfulfilled attempt to catch the Aurora Borealis. So having visited Oslo, Trondheim, Fauske and Narvik, we now […]

Having travelled on a fair few overnight train journeys overseas, I thought it about time I did one in the UK. With little interest in Paddington – Penzance, it was the opportunity to do London to Edinburgh that won my vote. So what did I think? Platform 3 London Euston I paid £185 for a […]

For the second year running I visited the Fringe and took in ten free shows, plus a paying gig in the absurdly funny John Luke Roberts. Out of the ten freebies, there was a single dead turkey, a mad women on acid, a rank game show that was purposely rank for (ahem) comic value and […]

You will maybe know of my love of overseas train travel, especially in the east of Europe and you can of course read about my adventures on over 15,000km of track in the region by downloading my ebook on Amazon. Here are a few train pictures from my travels in the region….