Tag Archives: Poland

My European Capital Rankings – 25 to 21

Such is the hot competition in Europe, my next five cities all make splendid destinations for short breaks. We really are spoiled for choice! 25 Vilnius Fairly low on my list, but still well worth a visit. Plenty of nice architecture on view and the usual mix of churches, [palaces, municipal buildings and cobbled streets. […]

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, which form the basis of my second published work ‘On The Beaten Track’, available as an e-book download or a printed tome from Amazon. In all the book gives an account of over 15,000 track kilometres in the region, with a […]

Euro 2016 Day 12

Day 12 Results: v v v v     

Euro 2016 Day 7

Day 7 Results: v England 2 v v

Euro 2016 Day 3

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On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

A-Z April Challenge – Warsaw

In 1992 I was to spend my first proper length of time inside the recently lowered Iron Curtain. We had taken an overnight train (another first for me) from Leipzig. Having been in Scandinavia prior to this, the contrast was stark. The following was what we experienced with our super cheap youth hostel….. It was now […]

Journey East?

When we think of a European break for a long weekend, statistics tell us that London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Venice & Amsterdam are the most popular with the British and also figure very highly in the favourites for a lot of Western Europeans. They are all fantastic destinations of course with mountains of things to […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my e-book is now available to download from the Lulu Publishing website. 500+ pages, 25 countries, 15,000 track kilometres, 50 train journeys, dozens of dark beers & hopefully plenty of smiles. You can click on the Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog to go […]

Second Cities – Ten to One

Concluding my top twenty European cities of the perhaps not quite so obvious must sees……….. 10 Copenhagen Go in summer and you are presented with a very attractive city with plenty to do to keep you occupied. Go in winter however with the streets and buildings blanketed in snow and you enter a wonderland, the […]