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Train Tours In Eastern Europe #1

Originally posted on On Track:
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

Originally posted on On Track:
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

Originally posted on On Track:
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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 […]

Children of Syria

Originally posted on Wilbur's Travels:
I travelled to Syria in 2009 and came across absolutely lovely people. Amongst them were several gorgeous children. My heart bleeds now to think what may have become of them. If you do have a spare £3, I would urge you to donate via the UNICEF website as kids like these will be…

International Ladies Day

Beautiful ladies of Laos at work & play.

The Actimel Campaign, Kings Cross, London

Once in a long while something happens on your commute that makes you smile.  A talented busker, an entertaining Big Issue seller or simply somebody giving up their seat for a person who appreciates the gesture.  This morning as I arrived for my train to Peterboroug, a charming young man approached me with a loaded […]

My European Capital Ranking – 20 to 16

In to the top twenty in my ratings. To be honest there is a very thin line between them and a great time is pretty much assured in all of these fine cities. 20 Bucharest Bucharest scores great points for the huge municipal building (Palace of the Parliament), the worlds second biggest public building after the […]

European Train Tour #6 – Switzerland

The concluding European train tour of my series sees us in Switzerland, a trip we undertook in 2016. If the earth’s creator had been a train fanatic and had decided to build the ideal setting for his giant train set, he could have constructed Switzerland for this purpose. Brooding mountains & great lakes, sweeping bends, […]