Tag Archives: Armenia

My European Capital Rankings – 25 to 21

Such is the hot competition in Europe, my next five cities all make splendid destinations for short breaks. We really are spoiled for choice! 25 Vilnius Fairly low on my list, but still well worth a visit. Plenty of nice architecture on view and the usual mix of churches, [palaces, municipal buildings and cobbled streets. […]

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 […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #5 – Georgia to Armenia

To set the scene, Hamish & I were embarking on an overnight train from rain-lashed Batumi on the Black Sea Coast of Georgia to Yerevan, the splendid capital of Armenia. We had booked a berth each on the overnight sleeper and were hoping against hope that we had a private compartment. Makhinjauri (Batumi) – Yerevan […]

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 […]

Armenian Adventure

Armenia is not easy to get to from the UK. There are no direct flights and three of the four land borders are not accessible, a consequence of Armenia’s long running disputes with Azerbaijan & Turkey and our own less than cordial relationship with Iran. There are signs that borders may open in the not […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe

My new colour e-book as titled above is now available to download from Lulu.com, Amazon and Nook. It is also available as a paperback from the same retailers.    To mark the occasion, I have re-blogged the five extracts below that I have originally posted on this blog since January. I hope you like them…… Extract […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my e-book is now available to download from the Lulu Publishing website. 500+ pages, 25 countries, 15,000 track kilometres, 50 train journeys, dozens of dark beers & hopefully plenty of smiles. You can click on the Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog to go […]

MY BOOK EXTRACT – ON A TRAIN FROM GEORGIA TO ARMENIA

To set the scene, Hamish & I were embarking on an overnight train from Batumi on the Black Sea Coast of Georgia to Yerevin, the splendid capital of Armenia. We had booked a berth each on the overnight sleeper and were hoping against hope that we had a private compartment. We were therefore somewhat displeased […]

2014 Gone, 2015 Beckons…..

2014 The year started slowly travel wise, with my efforts and finances channeled into arranging my 49th Birthday Party at Exeter City FC and visiting Wembley to watch my Manchester City lift the Capital One Cup. City were to give me my first travel experience of the year however, when I took Mrs. Wilbur to […]