Category Travelling By Train Across The Balkans

Sunday Photo – Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia

A fisherman casts his net on Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia. I visited in September 2006 on my first Balkan train tour that took me from Istanbul to Sofia via Greece, North Macedonia & Serbia. You can read about this trip and my many other journeys in the Balkan region in my book available from […]

Split Waterfront, Croatia

Friday Photo – Split Croatia

I visited Split in October 2012 on a rail trip around the Balkans. We started the journey in the excellent Croatian capital Zagreb and then took an overnight train to the Dalmatian Coast to the wonderful city of Split where we were met with Autumnal blue skies and a temperature of 25 degrees. From Split […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Balkan Train Travel

The need for speed has seen Europe investing for many years now in ultra-modern rail networks with state-of-the-art trains running on them. The likes of the TGVs (Train à Grande Vitesse) of France, ICE (Intercity Express) trains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc. and Spain’s AVEs (Alta Velocidad Española). The UK is also now catching up […]

Train Journey From Niš to Sofia 

On a train from Serbia to Bulgaria (Extract from ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’)

Hornbill Publishing recently published ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’ recounting memorable travels in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia & Slovenia as well as parts of Greece, Turkey & Romania. Here is an extract from a particularly excruciating journey – all part of the experience! A Train Journey […]

Lake Butrint, Albania

Monday Morning Blues #23 – Lake Butrint, Albania

Help us to beat those Monday morning blues by posting a ‘blue’ picture on every Monday morning over on Twitter – see @wilburstravels #mondaymorningblues This is a photo of Lake Butrint in Southern Albania. It surrounds a Roman site and really is a beautiful location. It is easily doable as a day trip from Corfu […]

Jazzy Ljubljana

When I booked for Mrs Wilbur & I to visit the Slovenian capital this June I had no idea that it would coincide with the city’s 60th jazz festival. We have both grown to love this musical genre and indeed the whole trip that saw us ending up in Vienna was predicated on us going […]

Sunday Photo – Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana

Friday Photo – St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Completed in 1912, for many years the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the largest Orthodox church in the world. It has a congregational capacity of 5,000 and peaks at 148 feet, whilst its bells can be heard from ten miles away. The church was built to honor those who sacrificed their lives during the Russo-Turkish War […]

Friday Photos – Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia

Photos taken in September 2006 on the stunning Lake Ohrid, 121 km south of capital Skopje. Read about my travels there and throughout all of the Balkans countries in my new book – ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Part One, Travelling By Train Across The Balkans’