Tag Archives: Overseas Train Journeys

European Train Tour #5 – Italy

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Friday Photos – Armenia & Azerbaijan

Nagorno Karabakh Conflict The two former Soviet Republics are in conflict once more over the Nagorno Karabakh region – officially part of Azerbaijan but with a huge ethnic Armenian population. It is to Armenia what Kosovo is to Albania. NK as it is known, declared its own independence in the ‘90s and runs as an […]

Wordless Wednesday – View From A Turkish Train

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.