Tag Archives: Albania

My Top Five Overseas Train Pleasures

Originally posted on On Track:
The UK is getting all train nostalgic with the now regular trips that can be undertaken being pulled by such iconic engines as the Flying Scotsman, Brighton Belle and now the Tornado. The Flying Scotsman in Yorkshire Could we ever see a renaissance of the Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket…

Kotor – Not A Secret Anymore

Medieval Majesty in Former Yugoslavia The ancient walled town of Kotor is beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains – an absolute joy; when I went in 2011 it was not that well known, which has all changed with it now firmly on the cruise ship itineries. Like it’s near neighbour Dubrovnik, it […]

My European Capital Rankings – 30 to 26

Continuing my personal countdown of my favourite European capitals…….. 30 Tirana Albania’s capital should maybe ranked higher by me purely because it is in Albania. However, objectively speaking there is not a great deal to do there. Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to their national warrior hero, is the interesting hub and home to an excellent museum […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, which form the basis of my second published work ‘On The Beaten Track’, available as an e-book download or a printed tome from Amazon. In all the book gives an account of over 15,000 track kilometres in the region, with a […]

Euro 2016 day 10

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Euro 2016 Day 6

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Euro 2016 Day 2

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On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

A-Z April Challenge – Tirana

In 2006 Hamish & I travelled to an Albania just opening its doors to the outside world. We soon found ourselves at Skanderbeg Square, the main hub of the city…… To be honest, the square was pretty much it for Tirana sightseeing. Once we had toured the mosque, there was not a lot else to […]

Journey East?

When we think of a European break for a long weekend, statistics tell us that London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Venice & Amsterdam are the most popular with the British and also figure very highly in the favourites for a lot of Western Europeans. They are all fantastic destinations of course with mountains of things to […]