Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Nis Station, Serbia

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….

Cracking Krakow

On my third inter-rail trip undertaken in 1992, we took a train from Warsaw to Kraków where we spent a few hours before carrying on to Budapest. Almost 26 years later I was to repeat the journey on what I swear was the same train! This time I at least had a seat in an […]

Wordless Wednesday – Prizren, Kosovo

Balkans Tour 2017 – The Environs of Skopje

You may have gathered that I do not like the ‘new’ Skopje, the €500million vanity project that looks like it was dreamt up by Liberace on acid. Thankfully we arrived armed with a couple of decent things to take in if, as was indeed the case, we wanted to escape the tackiness for a while. […]

Wordless Wednesday – The Old & The New, Skopje

Balkans Tour 2017 – Tirana

We found our hotel to be delightful and soon forgot our ‘taxi’ driver. Recently renovated the Hotel Areela was decorated very nicely throughout with plenty of interesting objects dotted about. We were about ten minutes walk to Skanderbeg Square, the social hub of the city. We had been there almost ten years to the day […]

Balkans Tour 2017

I am writing this sat in Ryanair seat 23C – a bargain aisle seat costing just €4 to reserve. As the usual boarding chaos goes on around me it is time to reflect on another hugely enjoyable tour in the east of Europe taken together with my regular travel buddy Hamish. Having regenerated the spirit […]