According to Railway Gazette International, the competition winners for the embellishment of the iconic Nyugati Station has been revealed. This is how they report it.
The match takes place in Munich with Germany favourites to progress. Germany Berlin is great for a city break. The German capital has lots of historic buildings and is of course steeped in history. It was all things Berlin Wall that fascinated me. There are remnants of wall in several places, plus my personal favourite, […]
The second Saturday of the tournament kicks off with a match in Budapest. Hungary I was first supposed to visit Hungary in 1987 on inter-rail trip one. We had procured a visa and even some Forint, a currency pretty hard to get back then. This was the time of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin […]
The holders (Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal) kick off their defence in Budapest. The are in what is known as ‘the group of death’ along with favourites France and perennial achievers Germany. Hungary Apologies Magyars, I have only ever been to your capital on my three visits to Hungary. In 2006 my visit with Mrs Wilbur commemorated […]
Having already written about bridges in Southern, Northern & Central Europe as well as the UK, it is now time for the East of the continent. My classification of Eastern Europe is pretty much behind the old Iron Curtain (minus Prague which I pinched for Central Europe), stretching as far as the Caucasus Mountains. Budapest, […]