Category Travels in Eastern Europe

Trains in the East of Europe

You will maybe know of my love of overseas train travel, especially in the east of Europe and you can of course read about my adventures on over 15,000km of track in the region by downloading my ebook on Amazon. Here are a few train pictures from my travels in the region….

Sunday Photo – Rides For Sale, Kraków

A-Z April Challenge – X Marks The Spot, Balaclava

The eX-nuclear submarine base in Balaclava in the Crimea was such a secret that the town of Balaclava did not appear on maps and even the families of engineers, scientists & technicians who worked there had no idea that the base existed! The facility is built into the cliff face and was hidden from the […]

A-Z April Challenge – Garni and Geghard Monastery, Armenia

Armenia is a wonderful country and its premier monastery is in a beautiful location. We visited Geghard Monastery, together with the Roman temple of Garni on a half-day trip out of the Armenian capital of Yerevan. We hired a taxi driver for £20 and set off. First stop was Garni, a Greek style temple dating […]

Haydarpasa Station, Istanbul

Wordless Wednesday – Riga Rail Bridge

Smashwords – An Author’s Friend

Smashwords is a self-publishing website that is very easy to use. I have an excerpt of my Eastern European travel book available to download for free entitled ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’. For any budding authors out there, I would urge you to give the site a look as they have loads of help […]

Škofja Loka

I had decided that I would do a side trip from Ljubljana and toyed with the idea of Maribor for old time’s sake (see Yugoslavia drama for details of the old time) or Lake Bled, but figured that both were too far when I would be flying home the same day. I therefore plumped for […]

Wordless Wednesday – Tirana Police Car

Ljubljana

Ljubljana was one of the few capital cities of Europe I hadn’t seen, so in February 17 I put it right with a mega cheap 48 hour solo visit. Easyjet from Gatwick and an Airbnb room in a central flat for a total of £110 made it almost rude not to!I arrived after dark, so […]