Tag Archives: Overseas Train Journeys

2022 Gone, 2023 Beckons

Freedom to travel is a wonderful gift and the release from Covid shackles was a blessed relief. For any traveller, it was like a release from prison. Toulouse & Andorra Travel wise, the year got going in April with a journey to Andorra via Toulouse. My mate Hamish and I took a train close to […]

Ukraine in 2011

Ukraine is never far from my thoughts these days. One can only imagine the fear & hardship that innocent citizens are facing. Ukrainians are our friends. A proud & hospitable nation that made me feel so welcome in 2011, less than a year before they hosted Euro 2012 with their great Polish neighbours. Here are […]

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2022

After two-years of foreign travel starvation, the return to normal this year was extremely welcome to say the least. With apologies to Mrs Wilbur, my two favourites are symbolic of friendships founded during school days many, many moons ago. First up my frequent travel buddy Hamish & I visited Andorra in April in our first […]

Scandinavia Tour 2022 Part 4 – From Sweden Into Norway

Kiruna to Narvik When my travelling companion and I were learning geography at school, we were taught all about the Swedish iron ore industry and how a train line was built to Narvik so the ore could be exported. You see, the shallow Swedish Baltic Sea port at Luleå that was the main route out […]

Scandinavia Tour 2022 Part 3 – Iron Ore in the North of Sweden

I left off part 2 with us being stuck in Boden waiting for a rail replacement bus to take us to Gällivare. To our surprise our ticket collector travelled with us and proceeded to give us a guided commentary on the journey. As bus journeys went this was not too shabby! The three-hour journey sped […]

Monday Morning Blues – Train Window View in Norway

I am just back from 18 days touring Scandinavia by train and bus. I have many favourite Nordic journeys and I will blog about my latest travels soon. This particular picture comes from the wonderful Oslo to Bergen line, which takes you right up alongside snowy peaks no matter what time of year that yo7 […]

Monday Morning Blues – Dogu Express in Turkey

This shot is taken from our train travelling eastwards to Erzurum in the Kurdish part of Turkey as we made our way to Georgia in 2015.

Monday Morning Blues – Andorre l’Hospitalet Train Station in France

I have just got back from a lovely short trip to Toulouse & Andorra. L’Hospitalet station is just over 2-hours from Toulouse and as close to Andorra as you can get by train (a taxi to Andorra la Vella costs €90 each way).

Tuesday Train Journey – Batumi to Tbilisi in Georgia

Continuing my weekly series of overseas train trips from down the years…….. To set the scene, Hamish & I were embarking on an overnight train from Batumi on the Black Sea Coast of Georgia to Yerevan, the splendid capital of Armenia, via Tbilisi. We had booked a berth each on the overnight sleeper on an […]

Tuesday Train Journey – Night Train to Belgrade

An overnight train journey from Skopje to Belgrade