Category Train Journeys
The North Atlantic port of Narvik is right at the end of the Iron Ore/Ofoten line from Lulea on Sweden’s Baltic Coast. You can read parts 3 & 4 of my tour to read about our journey there. My fourth visit to the strategically important town was my first from east to west, with my […]
Number 5 – Train to Georgia You may well know by now that I love an overnight train journey – throw in a dining car with fabulous views too and I am completely bowled over! In 2015 I travelled to Georgia from Istanbul, taking a train to the edge of the Kurdish region of Turkey […]
Luleå The bus journey from the Finnish border would take 90-minutes and flew past despite the frequent stops, the small settlements acting as brief interruptions from the golden forest and lichen covered rock. We soon found our hotel and then took to the Baltic coastline. Luleå in Norbotten County is a key export centre for Swedish […]
After over three years of hoping, we finally had to give up on the idea of taking the trans-Siberian Express across Russia. COVID and the unjust & appalling war put paid to our journey from Baltic to Pacific, from Helsinki to Vladivostok. So what to do with our flight to Helsinki? We decided to head […]
I am just back from 18 days touring Scandinavia by train and bus. I have many favourite Nordic journeys and I will blog about my latest travels soon. This particular picture comes from the wonderful Oslo to Bergen line, which takes you right up alongside snowy peaks no matter what time of year that yo7 […]
This shot is taken from our train travelling eastwards to Erzurum in the Kurdish part of Turkey as we made our way to Georgia in 2015.
I have just got back from a lovely short trip to Toulouse & Andorra. L’Hospitalet station is just over 2-hours from Toulouse and as close to Andorra as you can get by train (a taxi to Andorra la Vella costs €90 each way).
Continuing my weekly series of overseas train trips from down the years…….. To set the scene, Hamish & I were embarking on an overnight train from Batumi on the Black Sea Coast of Georgia to Yerevan, the splendid capital of Armenia, via Tbilisi. We had booked a berth each on the overnight sleeper on an […]
Today and every Tuesday I will be posting about an overseas train journey that I have made in the past. am reflecting on a trip that I made in 2018 from Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat to the eastern city of Mary. Having spotted a train travelling through the desert northwards from Ashgabat to Dashoguz close to […]
The Puno to Cusco Express One of my favourite train journeys ever is the one I undertook in September 2001 from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno to Cusco, gateway to the Inca kingdom in Peru. I am actually amazed that this journey never seems to make the lists of the finest train trips […]