Italy impressed in the group stages by winning all three games without conceding a goal and are up against the Austrians in London at Wembley. Italy We visited Bologna as a starting point for a train tour of Northern Italy taking in Venice, Verona and Lake Como too, before crossing the border to Switzerland. We […]
We kick off in Bucharest with both teams in with a shout of qualification. Ukraine Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a vast monastery complex in Kiev. We spent over three-hours exploring in 2011 and could have spent many more quite easily. Kiev has many fine churches, with a gold dome seemingly obligatory. Austria Last time we […]
The last game of the day takes place in Amsterdam. Netherlands Amsterdam is famous for many things, not all of them savoury. The canals that criss-cross through the city are wonderful for just strolling along or for stopping for a beer in the sunshine. I have stayed in both a youth hostel and a luxury […]
So we move to match day three having finally got underway a year late. Here I continue with my memories from the competing nations. The second match of the day takes place in Bucharest. Austria Mrs Wilbur and I visited Austria for my 40th birthday and have revisited on many occasions. We started in Vienna […]
A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]
One year ago we were in wonderful Salzburg, one of our favourite destinations in Europe. Sadly we won’t be going this year, but that will only make the next visit even more special.
Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]
A year ago we undertook a train tour through Slovenia & Austria. Part of the trip saw us take a train from Klagenfurt to Semmering and I took this shot from the train window.
“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]