Tag Archives: European Cities

Bratislava Tram & Castle, Slovakia

Sunday Photo – Bratislava, Slovakia

My first overseas visit this year was for a business meeting in Bratislava in early January. Little did I know back then that my trip to the Slovak capital would be one of very few that I would make in 2020.

Monday Morning Blues – Art Nouveau Lion, Riga, Latvia

This week’s MMB comes from my first and last decent length trip of 2020 when I did a Riga/Tallinn combination with Mrs Wilbur and our friend Chris. The Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) district of the Latvian capital may well be the best such district in Europe – unless you know better that is? Why not take […]

Sunday Sunsets – Trondheim, Norway

It’s the first Sunday of the month, so that means it is Sunday Sunsets time….. Trondheim, Norway’s Former Capital

Sunday Photo – Douro River Bridges, Porto

Zurich, Switzerland

Sunday Photos – Zurich, Switzerland

I have been to Switzerland’s largest city twice – once by train from Zermatt and this year in February, my last overseas leisure trip of 2020, where we took a train towards Liechtenstein. Zurich is a fine city served by a mammoth train station and busy airport. It screams money at you and like all […]

View of Istanbul from the Bosphorus Ferry

Friday Photo – Leaving Istanbul

In May 2009 I left Istanbul to embark on a journey overland to Syria. First up I needed to get out of Europe and into Asia. In Istanbul this is as simple as catching a ferry across the Bosphorus (or under it nowadays through the Marmara Tunnel, by train). You can read about my visits […]

Friday Photos – Barcelona, Spain

Exactly 20-years ago Mrs Wilbur & I embarked on our honeymoon to Barcelona where we stayed in the beautiful Arts Hotel overlooking the Port Olympic area. Here are some photos of that wonderful time. Flowers at Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Xania Harbour, Crete, Greece

Sunday Sunset – Xania, Crete, Greece

This month’s’ Sunday Sunsets photo comes from Xania (or Chania) on the Greek island of Crete. Why not pop over to Twitter #sundaysunsets to see other submissions from around the world? @wilburstravels

Roman Aqueduct, Skopje

Balkans Tour 2017 – The Environs of Skopje

Continuing the recap of my 2017 Balkans tour….. Skopje, North Macedonia You may have gathered that I do not like the ‘new’ Skopje, the €500 million vanity project that looks like it was dreamed up by Liberace on acid. Thankfully we arrived armed with a couple of decent things to take in if, as was […]

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

Balkans Tour 2017 – Tirana

Continuing my look back of my 2017 Balkans Tour – how did Tirana 2017 compare with Tirana 2007? We had just arrived by marathon bus journey from Sarande in Southern Albania and dilapidated taxi to our hotel from Tirana’s run down bus station…….. Tirana We found our hotel to be delightful and soon forgot our […]