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Balkans Tour 2017 – Night Train to Belgrade

Continuing my recollections of my 2017 Bankan Tour….. Skopje to Belgrade Overnight Train No trip around Eastern Europe would be complete without an overnight train journey. One day there will probably be high speed routes and super modern trains in the region, making slow progress through the night a rarer experience – a huge loss […]

New Bridge & Building, Skopje

Skopje Then & Now (2006 v 2017)

The ‘new’ Skopje is not my cup of tea. I first visited in 2006 and loved the vibe of the place. Authentic, a little run down but an earthy energy to the city. Fast-forward a decade and what I found was massively different, a horrendous beautification project akin to a woman having plastic surgery to […]

Pristina Train, Han I Elezit, Kosovo

Proud Pristina

A look back on my 2017 Balkan tour as featured in my book ‘Travelling By Train Across The Balkans‘, today featuring the capital of Kosovo. Pristina, Kosovo We had purposely booked a hotel close to the train station as we would be departing on the 07.10 next day. It had claimed to be just 200 […]

Monday Morning Blues – Lake Ohrid Fisherman, North Macedonia

I visited Lake Ohrid in 2006. The place was legendary for its rare albino peacock, which was living in the grounds of a monastery by the lake. Such was the rarity of the bird that the town of Ohrid contained countless postcards, giftware, posters etc. of the red-eyed beast. We went in search of him, […]

Sunday Photo – Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia

A fisherman casts his net on Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia. I visited in September 2006 on my first Balkan train tour that took me from Istanbul to Sofia via Greece, North Macedonia & Serbia. You can read about this trip and my many other journeys in the Balkan region in my book available from […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Balkan Train Travel

The need for speed has seen Europe investing for many years now in ultra-modern rail networks with state-of-the-art trains running on them. The likes of the TGVs (Train à Grande Vitesse) of France, ICE (Intercity Express) trains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc. and Spain’s AVEs (Alta Velocidad Española). The UK is also now catching up […]