Category European Cities

The Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Southern Europe

Korinth (Corinth) The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, the […]

Norway Tour 2018

The bi-product of travelling regularly is that you get stacked up with blog material and even start to feel a little pressure to get writing. Having just spent ten marvellous days in Norway, I have an absolute mass of material to write about. By way of background, I had visited Norway twice before, way back […]

Moon Day Morning Blues Norway Style

Last Wednesday there was the amazing blood/blue moon that could be viewed across many locations around the world. At the perfect time to view this phenomenon, we were travelling by bus from Narvik to Tromsø, high up in the Norwegian Arctic Circle. However, when I awoke at 7.30 next morning, the moon over Tromsø was still looking […]

Sunday Photo – Tromsø

View from the top of the cable car.

Berlin – A Day Trip

I decided to suss out a day trip for my birthday. Ideally I wanted to leave from Gatwick, which is less than thirty minutes from my home, and it needed to be possible to fit in a good few hours exploring. I narrowed the choices quickly down to Toulouse or Berlin, both served by easyJet […]

English Icons

In the space of five days I have visited memorials to perhaps two of the finest contemporary musical artists England has ever produced. John Lennon Memorial, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York taken 15th January 2018, Martin Luther King Day in the US. David Bowie Memorial, 155 Hauptstraße, Berlin (Bowie’s former residence) taken 10th January […]

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018

Happy New Year! Last night I visited Edinburgh Hogmanay to see in the New Year. Click on FIREWORKS to see the display.

2017 Gone, 2018 Beckons

It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]

A Harry Potter Year

I admit it, I am potty about Potter! This year has seen me indulge in more Potter than is normal for somebody in their fifties. It started with a February trip to Edinburgh, when I dragged Mrs Wilbur to Elephant House Cafe, the proclaimed birthplace of HP himself courtesy of the then single mum Joanne […]

Sunday Photo – Prague Rooftops

Merry Christmas Everybody