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Zell am See, Austria

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Ukraine v Austria

We kick off in Bucharest with both teams in with a shout of qualification. Ukraine Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a vast monastery complex in Kiev. We spent over three-hours exploring in 2011 and could have spent many more quite easily. Kiev has many fine churches, with a gold dome seemingly obligatory. Austria Last time we […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Scotland v Czech Republic

The first game of the day sees the last of the British qualifiers making their finals bow. It takes place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Scotland Britain’s highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Scotland, at 1,345 metres above sea level. I climbed it (no crampons required) in 2011 and in so doing completed the U.K.’s ‘3 […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 3 – England v Croatia

The wait is over for my home nation. Perennially under achievers since their only triumph in 1966, optimism is high as ever. Is football finally coming home? England As I live in England I thought I would feature some places lesser known outside the UK. Scafell Pike is England’s highest peak at 978m above sea-level, […]

A-Z April Challenge – T Is For Table Mountain In Cape Town

Mrs Wilbur and I visited South Africa way back in 2003 and were lucky enough to watch England lift the Rugby World Cup against Australia in a bar full of cheering Springboks. Apart from that brilliant memory, we were also treated to many more provided by Kruger, The Wine Route, The Western Cape and Cape […]

A-Z April Challenge – S Is For Sugarloaf Mountain In Rio De Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The current plight of the Brazilian people due to Covid is saddening but not surprising considering the flavellas and shanty towns that we witnessed in and around Rio. Whilst the privileged locals live within their gated complexes and tourists flock to the beaches, gardens & mountains, many millions live […]