Category European Cities
Monday Morning Blues – 2022 In Pictures
Every Monday a few of us get together on Twitter to post a travel related photo featuring the colour blue as a way of beating those Monday morning blues. The idea is that the photos have us remembering fantastic past trips and dreaming of future ones. Great for extinguishing those blues. Here are a selection […]
2022 Gone, 2023 Beckons
Freedom to travel is a wonderful gift and the release from Covid shackles was a blessed relief. For any traveller, it was like a release from prison. Toulouse & Andorra Travel wise, the year got going in April with a journey to Andorra via Toulouse. My mate Hamish and I took a train close to […]
Monday Morning Blues – Mdina in Malta
As we shiver in the snow I am reminded that exactly a week ago I was in Malta basking in winter temperatures of 23 degrees! The walled city of Mdina was one of the many highlights. The former capital has stood for centuries high up in a great defensive position. The city was founded as […]
Malta in December
How many European capitals can you go to in December for bright sun & blue skies? Valletta came up trumps for me.
Monday Morning Blues – Marseille Old Port in France
Marseille is France’s third biggest city, situated on the south coast close to Provence. We travelled by direct train from London a few years ago and had a wonderful time.
What have you got, Toulouse?
Quite a lot actually. The Southern French city on the River Garonne is a delightful place stuffed full of striking architecture, appealing al fresco cafes & restaurants and well-presented independent shops. I stayed there recently for two nights sandwiched either side of a trip to Andorra, and spent a very pleasant few hours strolling around […]
Monday Morning Blues – Odessa Train Station in Ukraine
The Black Sea port city of Odessa was my entry point into Ukraine in 2011, arriving by train from Chisinau in Moldova.
2021 Gone, 2022 Beckons
In years gone by at this time of year I would have recapped my exciting travels undertaken and talked enthusiastically about my travel plans for the coming year. 2021 was far less adventurous than normal for obvious reasons and I daren’t plan too much for the year ahead. I did however get around a bit, […]
Travelling By Train Across The Balkans
My train travel 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 […]
Euro 2020 Rest Day 6 – Non Qualifiers Serbia & Montenegro
Serbia & Montenegro used to be one country following the post war break up of Yugoslavia. In 2006 Montenegro gained its independence and adopted the Euro as its currency, despite not belonging to the EU or being a Euro member. Montenegro I visited in 2007, taking a train from Bar on the Albanian border to […]