Category Travels in Eastern Europe

Wordless Wednesday – Riga Rail Bridge

Bridges of Europe – Part One, Eastern Europe

Bridging the gap and building bridges are symbolic of progress, friendship & tolerance between differing cultures and in putting past differences aside. To a traveller bridges are more than just a means to cross a river. They link old & new, Bohemian & ordered, east & west, north & south, faithful & faithless. When looking […]

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 […]

Balkans Tour 2017 – Timisoara, The Final Act

After eight late September days away from the UK we had arrived in the sixth and final country of our mini-tour of the region. Had we left the best to last? On balance, we probably had. First up our accommodation. I promised the lovely hostess Miriana that I would write about her on my blog […]

Statues of Timisoara

I was struck by some of the statues on my recent visit to Timisoara, Romania…..

Balkans Tour 2017 – Night Train

Originally posted on On Track:
No trip around Eastern Europe would be complete without an overnight train journey. One day there will probably be high speed routes and super modern trains in the region, making slow progress through the night a rarer experience – a huge loss in my opinion. For now there are still…

Balkans Tour 2017 – Statues of Skopje

Like that well known sticky brown yeast spread, you will either love or hate Skopje. There is no denying that a visit is a memorable experience. There are more statues there than the Louvre, British Museum & Uffizi put together! Here are a few examples.