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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.

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Baku

Continuing my October 2019 trip to the Caucuses……. Baku Before my visit there were just a few facts that I knew about to Azerbaijan capital – its situation on the Caspian Sea and the iconic Flame Towers, a symbol of the nation’s status as a country rich in fossil fuels and the birthplace of Zoroastrianism. […]

Prague Bridges, August 2019

Wordless Wednesday – River Vltava, Prague

Winter Palace, Sheki, Azerbaijan

Monday Morning Blues – Winter Palace Interior, Sheki, Azerbaijan

Earlier this month I was in Sheki where I visited the impressive Winter Palace. A memory that helps me beat the Monday Morning Blues. It would be great if you could join me and my Twitter pals in posting a photo featuring the colour blue over on Twitter every Monday morning. Together we can beat […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans

My new book is now available from Amazon. Travelling By Train Across The Balkans chronicles my trips over the past twenty years or so in the intoxicating region. It features train travel in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and European Turkey. The Balkan Peninsula conjures up images of […]

Charles Bridge & Prague Castle, October 2007

Praise for Prague

I first visited Prague in 1992 on the tail end of my third and final interrail trip. It was love at first sight, never before had I ever been so smitten by a place. The rattling old trams up to the castle, the amazing views across the rooftops down to the serene Vltava River and […]

Aleppo Souk, Syria

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe – Number One, Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo, Syria – population 1.8 million (estimated) Vying with Damascus to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world (6,000 years and still counting despite the recent devastation), Aleppo became my favourite from the moment that we met in May 2009. I had travelled by train from Istanbul to Adana in Turkey and then […]

Boarding Ashgabat Railway Station, Ashgabat

Turkmenistan Train Trip

As I prepare to embark on a trip from Georgia to Azerbaijan that will feature a few train journeys, it is a good time to reflect on a trip that I made a year ago from Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and the eastern city of Mary. Ashgabat to Mary by Train Having spotted a train travelling […]

The Malecon, Havana, Cuba

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #2 – Havana

Havana – Population 2.2 Million Havana is like all the best Spanish cities moulded into one – the edgy old town of Cadiz, the oceanside promenade and Art Deco of Barcelona, the majestic buildings of Madrid, the music & dance of Seville, the cuisine of Valencia, the bars of Bilbao, the fortifications of Malaga, the […]

Xania Harbour, Crete, Greece

Sunday Photo – Xania Harbour, Crete