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 […]
Paris is an every year destination for Mrs Wilbur & I and after years of staying in various arrondissements, we now usually find ourselves stopping in the 18th, in the area of Montmartre. Montmartre is the ‘village’ of Paris, the former hang out of the avant garde of the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Monet […]
An hour south-west from Paris Gare du Montparnasse by train, Chartres makes an excellent option for a few hours out if the capital. The small city is dominated by its huge cathedral, a classic Gothic structure with its vaulted ceilings, flying buttresses, beautiful stained-glass windows and amazing carvings inside and out. Add to that the […]
The Flanders city situated close to the Belgian border is one of the most easily accessible big cities from London. At just 1 hour 25 minutes by Eurostar train from St Pancras, it is as close as Birmingham and no disrespect to England’s second city, but the chance to experience some French ambience wins in […]
This is a post that I have published on my new sister blog at http://www.ontrack.blog. It would be great if you could give it a look and even better if you could follow the site too. Wilbur On a recent visit to the National Gallery in London, I was struck the most by exhibit NG6479 […]
Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]
There are two smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris by La Seine. One stands near the Musee d’Orsay on the Left Bank and further up the Seine near the Eiffel Tower at Pont de Grenelle stands the second. This is a picture of the latter taken from the batobus.
Where to take Mrs Wilbur for our 16th wedding anniversary this weekend? Paris of course! For the first time we stayed near the Eiffel Tower, allowing Mrs Wilbur to take this shot after our anniversary meal on Friday night.