Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast between Poland & Lithuania. It is an unusual place to say the least, but a highlight is visiting their maritime museum that has some ships and a submarine to explore.
The Danes have home advantage for the match in Copenhagen. Denmark Copenhagen in winter is very atmospheric. In keeping with many Nordic towns & cities, water is never very far away. We did a city canal tour that took in landmarks such as the opera house and the little (tiny!) mermaid. Russia I hope Russia […]
Day six kicks off with a match up between neighbouring countries. The fact that it is in St Petersburg makes it a very short trip indeed for the Finns. With Finland once under Russia’s rule, this is likely to be a fiercely contested match. Finland I last visited Helsinki in 2019. I actually worked there […]
The final game of match day two takes place at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. Belgium I have been to Bruges twice, first time with my brother and second time with Mrs Wilbur and my parents. Bruges is picture postcard Belgium. Quaint canals and chocolate shops. A boat trip on the canal is entirely […]
I should be in St Petersburg now at the start of a long anticipated trans-Mongolian rail adventure to Beijing. Sadly that has been put back until March 2021, though with Mongolia’s border shut like a clam for the foreseeable future, who knows when it might actually happen. Kaliningrad This means that Kaliningrad remains the only […]
Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!
I visited the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in 2014 for 72-hours, having arrived by bus from Gdansk and then leaving by train for Minsk. It has actually been my only visit to Russia thus far, although I do have a Trans- Mongolian train trip (St Petersburg to Beijing) booked for later this year that now […]
Sunset in Russia’s Baltic enclave Kaliningrad.