Category European Cities

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 […]

Cracking Krakow

On my third inter-rail trip undertaken in 1992, we took a train from Warsaw to Kraków where we spent a few hours before carrying on to Budapest. Almost 26 years later I was to repeat the journey on what I swear was the same train! This time I at least had a seat in an […]

Wordless Wednesday – Interior of St Mary’s Kraków

Sunday Photo – Kraków

Sunday Photo – Marseille Old Port

Sunday Photo – Lisbon Arch (With Eurovision Village)

The Holland Express

My thoughts on the new Eurostar service to The Netherlands.