Tag Archives: Overseas Train Journeys

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, […]

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – V for Vientiane

I travelled to the capital of Laos with Hamish by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. As we crossed the border we traversed the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River. The train actually terminated at Thanaleng, whose station had only opened eleven months prior to our visit. After getting the entry visa […]

Minaret of Islam-Khodja, Khiva, Uzbekistan

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – U for Urganch (I really mean Khiva), Uzbekistan

I went to Urganch in 2018 – well to Urganch train station anyway. At the time Urganch was the nearest train station to the wonderful Silk Road city of Khiva and it was there that we travelled on an overnight train from Samarkand, as well as leaving from there a few days later for another […]

North West Italy Train Tour

Northern Italy is really suffering at the moment as we all know only too well. Italy is probably the favourite European travel destination for many, and with good reason. It has to be hoped that we are able to visit the historic country again in a few months. I have nothing but fond memories of […]

Triesenberg Valley View, Liechtenstein

A Weekend in Liechtenstein

Being a typical male I have the ‘completion’ gene ingrained within me. It was pretty much for that reason alone that Mrs Wilbur, Hamish & I travelled to Liechtenstein during the first weekend in February. This now leaves me with Andorra, Malta & San Marino for a European nation clean sweep. I have also visited […]

The Bernina Express, Switzerland

Monday Morning Blues – Bernina Express, Switzerland

Today’s Monday morning blues picture comes from a fabulous train tour of Italy & Switzerland that I stitched together in 2016. The Bernina Express travelled from Tirano on the Swiss/Italian border up to Chur. A fabulous memory and the perfect antidote for a miserable Monday morning.

Trains at Valga Station, Estonia

Baltic Greats – Riga to Tallinn, Part 2

Making Tracks Having seen much of Riga’s special charm, we decided on a little side trip to the Baltic Coast. The Jaumeri area has long been popular with the city’s inhabitants due to its proximity to the capital, the white sands of its blue flag beaches and the pine fresh air that invigorates visitors. Riga […]

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]