Category Croatia

Euro 2020 Match Day 16 – Croatia v Spain

Copenhagen plays host to the first last 16 tie of the day. Croatia On my 2015 Balkans train tour we found ourselves in Ploce. Having left the delights of Split we were hoping for another version of the same to wile away a couple of hours before catching a train to Sarajevo. Instead we found […]

Loch Lomond at Balloch, Scotland

Euro 2020 Match Day 12 – Scotland v Croatia

Scotland have home advantage as the game takes place at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Both teams can qualify so the atmosphere should be charged. Scotland Two years ago we visited Glasgow for a friend’s special birthday. We did the tourist stuff – Kelvingrove Gallery, Mackintosh Tearooms etc., but also took a train out of the […]

Prague Castle

Euro 2020 Match day 8 – Czech Republic v Croatia

The not too distant neighbours go head to head at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Czech Republic You may know how much I love Prague. The Hrad (castle) area is not only great for exploring, but its lofty position provides fine views of the city below. The iconic Charles Bridge and gold domed National Theatre are easy […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 3 – England v Croatia

The wait is over for my home nation. Perennially under achievers since their only triumph in 1966, optimism is high as ever. Is football finally coming home? England As I live in England I thought I would feature some places lesser known outside the UK. Scafell Pike is England’s highest peak at 978m above sea-level, […]

The Volatile History Of The Balkan Peninsular

The Balkans region is a wonderful place to visit, being so full of history and contrasts. You can read about my travels there in my book available on Amazon. A brief history of the region appears in the book and is also shown below, giving you a flavour as to why this is such a […]

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Friday Photo – Split, Croatia

My brother and his partner are currently in Croatia, a country that has seen a rapid spike in Covid cases. The U.K. has now imposed a 14-day quarantine for returnees from 4am Saturday. After failing in their attempts to get a bus to Ljubljana or Budapest (both Slovenia & Hungary not allowing entry from Croatia) […]

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.    

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 […]

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Monday Morning Blues #12 – Split Harbour, Croatia

Help us beat those Monday morning blues by posting your ‘blue’ themed photos from your travels.