I took this shot in January 2018. One of many iconic buildings in the city, it evokes the special buzz you only get when visiting the Big Apple.

Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

I visited Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción to give the official name in January 2017 on a superb visit to the Caribbean’s largest island. Every Monday I post a blue themed picture to help beat those Monday morning blues. Join us on Twitter @wilburstravels

Machu Picchu, Peru

I cannot quite believe that it was nineteen years ago that I visited wonderful Peru. The highlight of course was the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu – here are a few pictorial highlights.

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre is my favourite place to stay in Paris and the Sacre Coeur is literally the heart of the area. I hope it won’t be much longer before we view this welcome sight again.

Locomotive, Sheki, Azerbaijan. Wilburstravels.com

Oh how I long for an overnight train journey again – that would represent a long overdue return to normality. The last such journey I undertook was in late 2019 with journeys from Baku to Sheki and back sandwiching a single nights’ stay in the fine city slightly off the beaten track. The train arrived […]

Mount Ararat, Armenia

Mount Ararat is an almost mystical place that you hear about as a child for being the final resting place of Noah’s Ark once the flood waters had subsided. This rather grainy photo was taken from the train as we approached Armenian capital Yerevan shortly after sunrise following a long overnight journey from Batumi in […]

Sighnaghi, Walled Town, Georgia

Signagi is situated in the Georgian wine growing region of Kakheti in the shadow of the Caucus Mountains. In the 18th Century a 4km wall was built to protect against potential invaders and my picture shows a part of that wall that is still intact.

Ceiling of the Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

With foreign travel perhaps on the agenda again I am sharing a few photos of my last trip outside Europe to the Caucasus country of Azerbaijan. The former Soviet is considered as Europe by some, but is very different to the rest of the continent, especially if you venture outside Baku as we did. We […]

I took this shot from the balcony of our accommodation in 2006. We travelled to Ohrid by bus from Skopje and had a fabulous time by the beautiful lake.