The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]
I have not been to London since February, despite only being 30-minutes away by train. I am now starting to miss the city including the oh so familiar walk across London Bridge into the City of London. The picture is a nice reminder.
Everybody loves a flamingo! There seems to have been a demand in recent years to have a replica pink bird as part of the interior design of shops, restaurants & hotels. The birds shown below were resident at the Oceanarium in the futuristic Science Park in Valencia.
Korinth (Corinth), Greece The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, […]
I visited Northern Sardinia in 2005. Mrs Wilbur & I flew into Olbia and hired a car to explore the beautiful coastal region of the island. The area is known as Costa Smeralda which translates as the Emerald Coast on account of the amazing blue waters. Join us over on Twitter to post a photo […]
Harry Potter in Porto Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper […]
I have now come to the end of my countdown having already covered numbers two to fifteen (2. Granada 3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Seville The home of flamenco and oranges […]
The Balkans region is a wonderful place to visit, being so full of history and contrasts. You can read about my travels there in my book available on Amazon. A brief history of the region appears in the book and is also shown below, giving you a flavour as to why this is such a […]
Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers three to fifteen (3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Granada So good that in the UK they named a Commercial TV Station, a Motorway Service […]