Category European Cities

David Bowie, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today is my birthday and also marks the third anniversary of the untimely passing of perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer three years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Tromsø – Part Two, In Search Of Her Green Majesty

I had armed myself with two Northern Light apps designed to let you know whether you have any chance of witnessing Lady Borealis. I got addicted to the site in an unhealthy ‘World of Warcraft’ kind of way, constantly logging in for the latest update only a few minutes after the previous look. It was […]

Edinburgh Free Fringe 2018

For the second year running I visited the Fringe and took in ten free shows, plus a paying gig in the absurdly funny John Luke Roberts. Out of the ten freebies, there was a single dead turkey, a mad women on acid, a rank game show that was purposely rank for (ahem) comic value and […]

Trains in the East of Europe

You will maybe know of my love of overseas train travel, especially in the east of Europe and you can of course read about my adventures on over 15,000km of track in the region by downloading my ebook on Amazon. Here are a few train pictures from my travels in the region….

Wordless Wednesday – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Posters

Sintra – Hit & Mist

Whilst on a business trip to Lisbon I decided to take some time out to visit the acclaimed nearby town of Sintra. Forty by minutes by train from Lisbon’s city centre Estacio Rossio, Sintra is one of Portugal’s highlights, even for a nation with more sparkling jewels than Queen Elizabeth & Melania Trump combined. The […]

I Am Back!

It’s been a while since I posted. A combination of losing my iPad (a cunning plan to get a better new one according to Mrs Wilbur!) and a busy Summer watching open air concerts in the sunshine (and one horrendous storm in Hyde Park watching Michael Buble, my wife’s Christmas present before you decry me […]

Sunday Photo – Marseille

Train to Provence

When the lovely chaps from Eurostar announced summer travels direct from London to Marseille, I immediately thought “I’ll have some of that!” The inaugural service via Lyon & Avignon was on 1st May 2015 and just a shade over three years later I took the plunge with Mrs Wilbur and our great friend Chris. At […]