Category Balkans

Elephant, Elephant Village, Luang Prabang, Laos

My Favourite Travel Photos – 6 to 10

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 […]

Friday Photo – Ottoman Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I visited Mostar during a trip to the former Yugoslavia in October 2007. What a wonderful place, which has bounced back from a troubled past to become a thriving compact city once more. This is typified by its famous bridge over the River Neretva, which was completely destroyed in the ’90s conflict but has been built back […]

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

Friday Photo – Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

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 […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

My Books – Discount Promotion

To mark the imminent release of my crime fiction book, ‘Drip by Drip’, those nice people at Amazon are running a promotion on my two existing ebooks on the Hornbill Publishing label from today and for the next 7 days. Wilbur’s Travels Part One – Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, is discounted to £1.99/$1.99 […]

Kiev Monastery, Ukraine

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!    

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Friday Photo

I visited Split in October 2012 on a rail trip around the Balkans. We started the journey in the excellent Croatian capital Zagreb and then took an overnight train to the Dalmatian Coast to the wonderful city of Split, where we were met with Autumnal blue skies and a temperature of 25 degrees.    

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“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 […]

Sunday Photo – Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia

A fisherman casts his net on Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia. I visited in September 2006 on my first Balkan train tour that took me from Istanbul to Sofia via Greece, North Macedonia & Serbia. You can read about this trip and my many other journeys in the Balkan region in my book available from […]

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Friday Photo – Split Croatia

I visited Split in October 2012 on a rail trip around the Balkans. We started the journey in the excellent Croatian capital Zagreb and then took an overnight train to the Dalmatian Coast to the wonderful city of Split where we were met with Autumnal blue skies and a temperature of 25 degrees. From Split […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans

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 […]