Can Spain finally get a win in Seville or could they inexplicably be bowing out early? Slovakia I would definitely recommend spending a day or two in the Slovak capital. Why not travel by boat along the Danube from Vienna? You will find a very nice cobbled old town with lots of restaurants to sit […]
To Russia with love you the Swedes & Slovaks for the first game of the day in St Petersburg. Sweden Stockholm is situated on a series of islands, with the central one called Gamla Stan which contains most of the impressive buildings. The first time I went was in 1989 on an inter-rail trip. The […]
The Euros are getting into a swing now. Thankfully the medical drama of Saturday has turned out better than feared. Get well soon Christian Eriksen. The two Central European nations get their tournament up and running in St Petersburg. Poland My favourite city visited in Poland is the Hanseatic port city of Gdańsk. Lovely old […]
Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]
My first overseas visit this year was for a business meeting in Bratislava in early January. Little did I know back then that my trip to the Slovak capital would be one of very few that I would make in 2020.
The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]