Category European Cities

Euro 2020 Match Day 3 – Netherlands v Ukraine

The final fixture of day three takes place in Amsterdam. Netherlands Amsterdam was where my travelling began way back in 1987. It was my first inter-rail trip, with my first ever overseas train journey taking us from the port of Hoek of Holland past flat fields of cabbages to the iconic Dutch city. Our introduction […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 3 – Austria v North Macedonia

So we move to match day three having finally got underway a year late. Here I continue with my memories from the competing nations. The second match of the day takes place in Bucharest. Austria Mrs Wilbur and I visited Austria for my 40th birthday and have revisited on many occasions. We started in Vienna […]

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, […]

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Belgium v Russia

The final game of match day two takes place at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. Belgium I have been to Bruges twice, first time with my brother and second time with Mrs Wilbur and my parents. Bruges is picture postcard Belgium. Quaint canals and chocolate shops. A boat trip on the canal is entirely […]

View of Helsinki from Baltic Sea

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Denmark v Finland

A Nordic derby takes place in Copenhagen this evening. My first visit to the countries was during inter-rail trips two and three – 1989 to Denmark and 1992 to Finland. Denmark So my first entry into Denmark was by train, starting in Amsterdam and onto Hamburg, then into Danish territory by ferry. Excitingly we our […]

Tenby, Wales

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Wales v Switzerland

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Wales v Switzerland​

View of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Ferry

Euro 2020 Match Day 1 – Italy v Turkey

Euro 2020 match day one – Turkey v Italy, Rome’s Stadio Olimpico

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Monday Morning Blues – River Nervión, Bilbao, Spain

The River Nervión and the Guggenheim Museum feature for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. This shot was taken on a gorgeous day at the end of October.

Sunday Photo – The Dom Luís I Bridge, Porto in Portugal

With Portugal one of the few ‘green’ countries on the UK’s travel list, it is of course a hugely desired location at the moment. For me, Porto just edges Lisbon as my favourite city there. Now where did I store my passport…..

The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

A-Z April Challenge – Z Is For Zermatt In Switzerland

So after 25 posts in 29 days I come to the end of my fourth A-Z April Challenge. Guess what? I need a rest from writing, so here is a picture of the Matterhorn, the majestic mountain that looms large over the Swiss ski resort, a bird of prey and a precipitous bridge just outside […]