The Albanian town of Sarande is just a 30-minute hope across the Ionian Sea from Corfu.
Continuing my look back of my 2017 Balkans Tour – how did Tirana 2017 compare with Tirana 2007? We had just arrived by marathon bus journey from Sarande in Southern Albania and dilapidated taxi to our hotel from Tirana’s run down bus station…….. Tirana We found our hotel to be delightful and soon forgot our […]
As I continue to remain in the UK for the next month or two at least, I am reliving my 2017 Balkans tour. It started with a flight to Corfu……. Corfu, Greece It seemed that I was the only easyJet passenger en route to the Greek Island who would not be staying for a week […]
Continuing my favourite travel photos with my second favourite batch of five. The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos In all my travels I have never seen a sunset as lovely as the one in Luang Prabang. On both my 2010 & 2015 visits I lingered for over and hour at a time to capture the […]
Gjergj Kastrioti, known as Skanderbeg, was an Albanian nobleman and military commander who led a rebellion in the mid 15th Century against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. He is revered as a national hero having a museum dedicated to him, a multitude of statues and […]
My new book is now available from Amazon. Travelling By Train Across The Balkans chronicles my trips over the past twenty years or so in the intoxicating region. It features train travel in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and European Turkey. The Balkan Peninsula conjures up images of […]
Kosovo is one of those places that conjures up thoughts of conflict and strife. Synonymous with the Yugoslav Conflict in the same way as Sarajevo, Mostar and Srebrenica. The Islamic enclave and particularly its embattled capital Pristina certainly bore a heavy price due to the ethnic cleansing that the Serb forces carried out in those […]
Help us to beat those Monday morning blues by posting a ‘blue’ picture on every Monday morning over on Twitter – see @wilburstravels #mondaymorningblues This is a photo of Lake Butrint in Southern Albania. It surrounds a Roman site and really is a beautiful location. It is easily doable as a day trip from Corfu […]