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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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) […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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