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Western Crete – Part Two

For part one click here. Next day would be all about the journey and not the destination. We were headed for the beach at Elafonisi, which translates as Deer Island. It was described in certain quarters as the ‘ninth best beach in the world.’ Very pretty, very debatable rating in my opinion. We were journeying […]

Western Crete – Part One

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and also one of the most beautiful. It may lack the signature towns of Santorini or Mykonos, but its natural landscapes are up there with their Cycladic Island peers and its place in Greek history as a warrior land from the times of the Ancient Minoans right […]

Train Tours in Eastern Europe #3

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Zagreb to Split to Sarajevo to Belgrade to Sofia to Veliko Tărnovo 2012 saw Hamish & I take in the capitals of three of The former Yugoslav countries, finally get a proper look at Sofia and visit perhaps Bulgaria’s nicest small city. First up the capital of Croatia. We resisted…

Lille

The Flanders city situated close to the Belgian border is one of the most easily accessible big cities from London. At just 1 hour 25 minutes by Eurostar train from St Pancras, it is as close as Birmingham and no disrespect to England’s second city, but the chance to experience some French ambience wins in […]

Harry Potter Paradise 

For £39 adults can become kids for a few hours with a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. A few thousand square metres undercover have been transformed into a marvellous magical world frequented by wizards, muggles, fabulous creatures and grotesque goblins. The greatest part is that you are there to witness the actual sets […]

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #1

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2011 – Budapest to Bucharest to Chisinau to Odessa to Sevastopol to Lviv to Kiev. This trip featured four overnight journeys, my longest ever single train journey, an overnight bus trip from hell, my greatest ever museum, a bus trip to a rogue Communist state and enough comical moments to…

My Top Five Overseas Train Pleasures

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The UK is getting all train nostalgic with the now regular trips that can be undertaken being pulled by such iconic engines as the Flying Scotsman, Brighton Belle and now the Tornado. The Flying Scotsman in Yorkshire Could we ever see a renaissance of the Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket…

Easter

For those of you celebrating Easter, I hope you enjoy the ceremonies & festivities. Here are a few Easter related pictures……

Wordless Wednesday – Statue, St Pancras Station

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On Track

I am pleased to announce the launch my new website http://www.ontrack.blog, a site dedicated to rail travels around the world. This will be a sister site to Wilbur’s Travels focussing on my train journeys around the world. With well in excess of 200 overseas rail journeys undertaken overseas since 1987, I have plenty of material […]