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Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The Rules

Cambodia – Never Forget

On the 7th January 1979, Phnom Penh was liberated by the Vietnamese, bringing to an end over three years of barbarism at the hands of the evil Pol Pot and his feared Khmer Rouge regime. 41 years on, we should never forget the atrocities. I visited in 2015 and here is my account of what […]

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

Monday Morning Blues – Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

I went to Iceland to celebrate a big birthday in January 2015. Sun Voyager is a sculpture in Reykjavik depicting a Viking longship. The pictures below were shot early morning and evening – it was mighty cold on both occasions! I hope they help you to beat the Monday morning blues!

Train World, Brussels

Train Travel Enthusiasts Weekend – Brussels

This is an unusual post as it concerns a trip not yet taken. If you like trains read on and if you are interested in joining us just leave a comment and I will get back to you. Eurostar We will be travelling by Eurostar train from London St Pancras on Saturday 25th April at […]

Skyros, Greece

Post Christmas Monday Morning Blues

For anybody returning to work today who may be experiencing the Monday morning blues, it’s time to think of summer holidays and exciting travels that lay ahead. My weekly photo to help turn thoughts away from the mundane comes from the traditional small Greek island of Skyros. Join us over on twitter @wilburstravels

Zell am See, Austria

Salzburg Day Trip – Zell am See

Having taken organised tours on previous trips (Sound of Music x 2 and the Bavarian Lakes & Mountains), I decided on a trip for Mrs Wilbur & I under our own steam (so to speak) this time. The Salzburg to Zell am See Train Trains run about every thirty minutes from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, taking 90-minutes […]

The Rio-Niterói Bridge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Monday Morning Blues – Rio-Niterói Bridge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Every Monday morning I and a few of my Twitter pals post a photograph featuring the colour blue aimed at diverting our attention from the start of week blues and making us think a little of exciting places to visit. This week’s picture was taken in November 2018 from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in […]

Orquestra Voadora, Rio Carnival Practice

Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Band Practice

When in Rio in November 2018, we ventured down to the waterfront of Guanabara Bay near to Santos Dumont Airport, the main domestic hub for the Brazilian city, where we had landed from Iguazu and had witnessed planes taking off and landing whilst we were up Sugarloaf Mountain. As we walked along the water’s edge, […]

Ceiling of the Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Baku Excursion #1 Qobustan, Shamakhi & Gabala

Some of our best ever excursions have been when we have just found a taxi driver, negotiated a fare and pretty much controlled our own destiny. We resorted to book a couple of group excursions through a Baku agency and on the whole were left frustrated by the logistics and underwhelmed by the destinations. Why […]

The Caravanserai, Sheki, Azerbaijan. Wilburstravels.com

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Sheki

Continuing the October 2019 tour in the Caucuses….. Baku to Sheki, Azerbaijan Sheki is a picturesque town situated on the Ancient Silk Road 300km north west of Baku. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and is home to fabulous Summer & Winter Palaces, an amazing caravanserai and a nearby ancient Albanian church. More of […]

Baku's Caspian Sea Waterfront

Monday Morning Blues – The Caspian Sea, Baku

This week’s choice to help you beat the Monday morning blues comes from my trip last month to Azerbaijan. Follow me on Twitter @wilburstravels to join in the weekly posting.