About Me & Wilbur’s Travels

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.”

So said George Bernard Shaw and I concur exactly.

Why Wilbur’s Travels?

I was re-christened Wilbur at the age of 13 by schoolmates and it has stuck to become my travel related non du plume, not least because this is what my regular travel buddy Hamish (another schoolboy nickname that refused to go away) knows me as.


Wilbur Arrival By Train, Yerevan, Armenia From Batumi, Georgia

Wilbur’s Arrival By Overnight Train, Yerevan, Armenia From Batumi, Georgia

Seventy countries visited thus far (I don’t count Monaco & Vatican City), but there is so much more to do on my bucket list, that I feel I have barely scratched the surface.

Passionate about rail as a means of exploration, top of my list is to do the 17,000 KM train journey from Portugal to Ho Chi Minh City. Clearly this will need to wait until I have more time on my hands, but it will happen one day.

I love to travel, enjoy the thrill of exposing myself to unusual situations and am fascinated by cultures that differ from my own.

This blog will be a retro look at past trips, real time reports from current ones and dreams about future ones.

Happy wandering.



  1. Only $$ keep me back from traveling, but I have slowed down the last decade because of my drive for painting! Have a great January! Emille

    1. And you Emille.

  2. You have a great site Wilbur dear and you will go places with the intensity of enthusiasm you radiate !All the best !

    1. Thank you.

  3. Congratulations for your blog. Liked & Shared. Happy New Year.



  4. Hi Wilbur, I was looking for a good travel blog to add to my list. This looks interesting. Love your camel face!

    1. Your site looks great too.

  5. Great Blog!

    1. Thank you 🙂

  6. Congratulations. You have great blog!

    1. Thank you very much.

  7. Thanks for following my blog Wilbur!

  8. Thanks for the follow, Wilbur. I’m returning the favor. I can’t wait to see where we go next!

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