Tag Archives: Lviv

Friday Photo – 15

One of the things that I have noticed on my travels in Eastern Europe is the propensity for men to play board games out in the open. This photo was taken in Lviv, Ukraine and shows the park benches occupied by men playing chess. It was serious stuff too with clocks used to limit time […]

Friday Photo -10

Dapper man of Lviv in Ukraine taken in September 2011.

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 […]

Panoramas of Eastern Europe

Its great to get high in an altitude sense to get a different perspective on your surroundings. Here are a few of my favourites from the East of Europe. Prague is probably my favourite city in Europe. I fell in love with the Bohemian capital during an inter-rail trip in September 1992, when I visited […]

Travels In Eastern Europe

Exciting news! I made the deal to publish my new book last night so should be on for the spring. It will be an approximately 300 page paperback and an e-book. Now time to crack on with final editing, cover design, picture selection etc. I will keep the website posted with progress and also post […]

Kids of the World

One of the great pleasures of travelling away from the Western European culture is to see how kids in (financially) poorer countries enjoy their simple lifestyle. No computers, no electronic games, no burger chains, no fizzy drinks, no gimme gimme gimme attitude, no stress. Here are a few shots taken of kids on my travels […]

My Forthcoming Book, Extract One – On A Train To Lviv (Lvov) from Sevastopol

To set the scene, Hamish and I had taken the twenty-five hour train journey from the Crimea to Lviv near the Polish border. This episode takes place after breakfast, seventeen hours into the journey……….. Bedlam An announcement instructed passengers to bring their bedding to the end of the carriage. We didn’t understand a word of […]

Second Cities – Ten to One

Concluding my top twenty European cities of the perhaps not quite so obvious must sees……….. 10 Copenhagen Go in summer and you are presented with a very attractive city with plenty to do to keep you occupied. Go in winter however with the streets and buildings blanketed in snow and you enter a wonderland, the […]