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Xania Harbour, Crete, Greece

Sunday Sunset – Xania, Crete, Greece

This month’s’ Sunday Sunsets photo comes from Xania (or Chania) on the Greek island of Crete. Why not pop over to Twitter #sundaysunsets to see other submissions from around the world? @wilburstravels

Thomas Cook Trains

I was incredibly sad that Thomas Cook went under because they are of course synonymous with travels from bygone days. I also worked for them for twelve months on a consultancy basis a while ago. Here is a piece that I wrote about Thomas Cook’s history…… Thomas Cook “Thomas Cook didn’t run trains,” I hear […]

Wordless Wednesday – Bee Here Now

Balkans Tour 2017 – Night Train to Belgrade

Continuing my recollections of my 2017 Bankan Tour….. Skopje to Belgrade Overnight Train 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 […]

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

Balkans Tour 2017 – Tirana

Continuing my look back of my 2017 Balkans Tour – how did Tirana 2017 compare with Tirana 2007? We had just arrived by marathon bus journey from Sarande in Southern Albania and dilapidated taxi to our hotel from Tirana’s run down bus station…….. Tirana We found our hotel to be delightful and soon forgot our […]

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 […]

Monday Morning Blues Group – Peru & Central Asian Presentations & A Quiz

Last night we held our inaugural MMBG social on Zoom. The technology behaved, the presenters sparkled and a good time was had by all. This is how the evening panned out. For The Love Of Peru by Julia Hammond Freelance travel writer, proprietor of Julia’s Travels website and serial traveller (120 countries and counting) Julia […]

Mauritius Sunset, Le Meridien Hotel

Sunday Sunsets – Mauritius

On the first Sunday of the month I have joined together with a group of Twitter members to post a picture of a sunset from my photo archive. This shot is from 2007 and is taken in the grounds of Le Meridien Hotel. Check out my Twitter site @wilburstravels or search for #sundaysunsets to view […]

Blondie, Parallel Lines

Music On My Travels – #1 the ’70s

Music has the almost magical quality of transporting you back to another era or destination, evoking the feelings that you felt at that time or enhancing your experience of the exciting things that you are seeing or doing. I don’t mean gamelan music in Indonesia, samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba or jazz in New […]

Flight of the Condors – Peru

As a rule I am unlucky with my wildlife spotting in the ‘wild’. A tigerless tiger safari in India, a whale free visit to Hermanus in South Africa, zero dolphins on a boat trip in Mauritius specifically arranged to see the grey beauties, not a cetacean to be seen on a whaling expedition in Iceland […]