Category Christmas

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

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 […]

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Windows in London

It’s that time of year again and as has become customary I have snapped this year’s windows at the iconic Piccadilly store. This year there is a British wildlife theme with squirrels, foxes, badgers, owls, mice, (drunk) robins, magpies, rabbits & hedgehogs featured as you can see below. F&M is a real festive favourite all […]

Town Hall Square Christmas Tree, Tallinn, Estonia

Merry Christmas – Christmas Trees On My Travels

Tallinn Krakow Salzburg New York Paris Prague London Iceland Bath Cologne

Christmas In London – Fortnum & Mason’s Window Display

Wilbur’s Travels pay the annual visit to view Fortnum & Mason’s famous Christmas window display in London

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

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 […]

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 […]

Wordless Christmas Day – Choinka (Christmas Tree), Krakow

Sunday Photo – Krampus & St Nicholas, Salzburg

In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. This contrasts with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Windows, London

The F&M windows at Christmas are a seasonal treat that rivals the Oxford Street lights and Trafalgar Square Christmas tree for London tradition. As usual I have snapped them all as you can see below.

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas to everybody and best wishes for a peaceful &                                prosperous 2017 stuffed full with exciting travels.