Tag Archives: Overseas Train Journeys

Verona Arena, Italy

Friday Photo – Verona Arena, Italy

We travelled to Verona by train from Venice, a scenic ride culminating in the lovely city of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is home to al fresco opera most years in July & August. Sadly there was nothing on when we went so we had to satisfy ourselves with a Maria Callas exhibition instead, showing […]

Balkan Tour 2017 – Romanian Holiday?

Continuing the recap of my 2017 Balkan holiday……. Train to Romania? You will remember from my previous post that we had arrived at Belgrade Dunav Train Station to a hand-scrawled notice saying “No Trains Romania” with zero assistance on offer to ease our predicament. So would we make it to Romania after all? In true […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music On My Travels – #2 The ’80s

Having not started work until 1982, my ’70s overseas travel was limited to one French exchange trip, however during the eighties I really started to flex my wanderlust. Continuing my posts on the music that transports me back to my travels I have now reached the ’80s. My Travels in the Eighties My first independent […]

Sunday Photo – Friesach, Austria

A year ago we undertook a train tour through Slovenia & Austria. Part of the trip saw us take a train from Klagenfurt to Semmering and I took this shot from the train window.

Sunday Photo – My Forthcoming 3rd Book

Cambodian Drama I am currently going through the editing process of my latest book, which will be released on Amazon soon. The ebook cover is ready and is this weeks’ Sunday Photo. It is my first foray into fiction writing and it follows an average English couple who unwittingly get mixed up in a terrifying […]

Armenia Independence Day Celebrations, Yerevan

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – Y for Yerevan

I visited the delightful capital of Armenia in 2014. 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 […]

Old Town Warsaw

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – W for Warsaw

I have visited the Polish capital maybe half a dozen times. The first time was in 1992 when I arrived by overnight train from Leipzig and stayed in an extremely spartan youth hostel, the second in 2008 with three buddies for a weekend and latterly a few work related trips.   The reconstructed Old Town, […]