Every Monday I post a photo featuring the colour blue aimed at beating the Monday morning blues. I am joined by some of my friends on Twitter and it would be great if you joined in too. Just search for @wilburstravels Today’s photo is of Broadstairs in Kent from two weeks ago.

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris
Prizren, Kosovo, View From The Castle

Kosovo is one of those places that conjures up thoughts of conflict and strife. Synonymous with the Yugoslav Conflict in the same way as Sarajevo, Mostar and Srebrenica. The Islamic enclave and particularly its embattled capital Pristina certainly bore a heavy price due to the ethnic cleansing that the Serb forces carried out in those […]

Civil War Memorial, Beirut, Lebanon

#6 – Beirut, Lebanon (population estimated 1.3 million) I visited the Lebanese capital in 2000 with Hamish, a mighty fine way to start our travels in the new millennium. Beirut had been synonymous with civil war, terrorism & kidnapping but the city I visited was more akin to the Paris of the East title it […]

Chengdu Pandas, China

Guest post by Jordan Greene. Four Uniques Travel Experiences in China A country as vast as China has so much to offer travellers that it can be overwhelming to pin down just a handful of things to make up your holiday itinerary – or even to plan a longer trip taking in more of the […]

Train Journey From Niš to Sofia 

Hornbill Publishing recently published ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’ recounting memorable travels in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia & Slovenia as well as parts of Greece, Turkey & Romania. Here is an extract from a particularly excruciating journey – all part of the experience! A Train Journey […]

Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris

The actual Tour de France finishes in Paris with a parade up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, so this is where I will finish too. I have visited the wonderful French capital more times than I can remember thanks to Eurostar. If Mrs Wilbur and I do not visit at least once […]