Category European Cities
Photos from my January 2018 trip to Norway.
Continuing my short break in Helsinki………. Suomenlinna Islands This was the undoubted highlight of the weekend. Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) is an inhabited sea fortress built on eight islands and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the Finnish War of 1808, Sweden surrendered the fortress that they had started building in 1748 to Russia, paving the way […]
I recently had a work assignment that took me to the Finnish capital for a week, so naturally I tacked the weekend onto my trip with my sister Jackie joining me for a few days. Finnish History When you think of Finland today, you probably get thoughts of a peaceful nation with a fabulous economy […]
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 […]
I first visited Prague in 1992 on the tail end of my third and final interrail trip. It was love at first sight, never before had I ever been so smitten by a place. The rattling old trams up to the castle, the amazing views across the rooftops down to the serene Vltava River and […]
Uspenski Cathedral is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Overlooking Market Square and the harbour it makes an imposing rival for skyline with Helsinki’s main cathedral.