Tag Archives: My Book

Geghard Monastery, Armenia

Armenian Adventure

Armenia is not easy to get to from the UK. There are no direct flights and three of the four land borders are not accessible, a consequence of Armenia’s long running disputes with Azerbaijan & Turkey and our own less than cordial relationship with Iran. There are signs that borders may open in the not […]

Sunday Photo – 8

This picture was taken in January 2003 in Tallinn – a trip we took to celebrate my birthday, which just so happens to be today! We stayed for three nights – first day dull, second day sun & blue skies and third day snow. This meant we retraced our steps twice and got three sets […]

Seedy City

This is a further extract from my book ‘On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe’, which chronicles my travels primarily by train in 25 countries in the east of the continent, mostly taken with my regular travel buddy called Hamish. This passage comes from my 2014 visit to Tbilisi, the mighty fine capital […]

Angst In Ankara Station Part I – Extract From My Book

The story starts as we were travelling to Syria from Istanbul in May 2009……. Calm Before The Storm We had a 4 hour stopover in the Turkish capital so set off to explore. First we needed coins for the lockers, but were one short. Luckily an upright English teacher called Neil came to our rescue. […]