Tag Archives: Albania

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Balkan Train Travel

The need for speed has seen Europe investing for many years now in ultra-modern rail networks with state-of-the-art trains running on them. The likes of the TGVs (Train à Grande Vitesse) of France, ICE (Intercity Express) trains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc. and Spain’s AVEs (Alta Velocidad Española). The UK is also now catching up […]

Prizren, Kosovo, View From The Castle

2017 Balkan Tour Revisited – Kosovo

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 […]

Train Journey From Niš to Sofia 

On a train from Serbia to Bulgaria (Extract from ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’)

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 […]

Lake Butrint, Albania

Monday Morning Blues #23 – Lake Butrint, Albania

Help us to beat those Monday morning blues by posting a ‘blue’ picture on every Monday morning over on Twitter – see @wilburstravels #mondaymorningblues This is a photo of Lake Butrint in Southern Albania. It surrounds a Roman site and really is a beautiful location. It is easily doable as a day trip from Corfu […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans

I am delighted to announce that my new book is now available for purchase through Amazon. ‘Travelling By Train Across The Balkans’ chronicles my trips over the past decade or so in the intoxicating region. It features travel in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and European Turkey, […]

Wordless Wednesday – Skanderbeg’s Statue, Tirana, Albania

Friday Photo – Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

This photo was taken in 2007 – the statue portrays Albanian hero Skanderbeg on horseback, with the central mosque and clock tower in the background. Skanderbeg was a fierce warrior who organised his 10,000 strong army to lead a rebellion against the occupying Ottoman Empire, securing many victories against significantly larger forces, who were also better […]

Monday Morning Blues – Blue Eye, Albania

This week’s MMB photo comes from Southern Albania. Close to the coastal town of Sarandë sits a very unusual spring. It’s name is Syri i Kaltër, translated as Blue Eye. It indeed does resemble a blue eye as you can see. Nobody knows how deep the spring is, but it is deeper than 50 metres […]

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

Trains in the East of Europe

You will maybe know of my love of overseas train travel, especially in the east of Europe and you can of course read about my adventures on over 15,000km of track in the region by downloading my ebook on Amazon. Here are a few train pictures from my travels in the region….