Tag Archives: Balkans

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 […]

Monday Morning Blues – Lake Bled, Slovenia

A photo aimed at helping to beat those Monday morning blues……

Sunday Photo – Bled Island, Lake Bled, Slovenia

This is a shot taken from the terrace of The Belvedere cafe whilst awaiting sunset. Bled Island

Jazzy Ljubljana

When I booked for Mrs Wilbur & I to visit the Slovenian capital this June I had no idea that it would coincide with the city’s 60th jazz festival. We have both grown to love this musical genre and indeed the whole trip that saw us ending up in Vienna was predicated on us going […]

Sunday Photo – Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana

Friday Photo – St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Completed in 1912, for many years the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the largest Orthodox church in the world. It has a congregational capacity of 5,000 and peaks at 148 feet, whilst its bells can be heard from ten miles away. The church was built to honor those who sacrificed their lives during the Russo-Turkish War […]

Monday Morning Blues #12 – Split Harbour, Croatia

Help us beat those Monday morning blues by posting your ‘blue’ themed photos from your travels.

Sunday Photo – The National Library, Pristina

Designed by the Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjaković and completed in 1982, the huge National Library of Kosovo measures around 16,500 square meters. The architectural style is described as ‘brutalist’ with opinion divided as to whether it is spectacular or plain ugly. It is made with zenith windows, with a total 99 domes of different sizes and […]

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, […]

Kotor, Montenegro

Wordless Wednesday – Kotor Fjord, Montenegro