Tag Archives: Russia

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

Sunday Sunsets – Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast between Poland & Lithuania. It is an unusual place to say the least, but a highlight is visiting their maritime museum that has some ships and a submarine to explore.

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Denmark v Russia

The Danes have home advantage for the match in Copenhagen. Denmark Copenhagen in winter is very atmospheric. In keeping with many Nordic towns & cities, water is never very far away. We did a city canal tour that took in landmarks such as the opera house and the little (tiny!) mermaid. Russia I hope Russia […]

Cathedral, Helsinki

Euro 2020 Match Day 6 – Finland v Russia

Day six kicks off with a match up between neighbouring countries. The fact that it is in St Petersburg makes it a very short trip indeed for the Finns. With Finland once under Russia’s rule, this is likely to be a fiercely contested match. Finland I last visited Helsinki in 2019. I actually worked there […]

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

Euro 2020 Match Day 2 – Belgium v Russia

The final game of match day two takes place at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. Belgium I have been to Bruges twice, first time with my brother and second time with Mrs Wilbur and my parents. Bruges is picture postcard Belgium. Quaint canals and chocolate shops. A boat trip on the canal is entirely […]

A-Z April Challenge – X Is For eX-Submarine Base In Balaclava, Crimea

Balaclava Submarine Base Museum

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

Train Tours Around Eastern Europe This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, some of which are featured in my book about train tours in the Balkans. 2006, Istanbul – Thessaloniki – Meteora – Skopje – Lake Ohrid – Nis – Sofia We were due to take a October […]

Friday Photos – The Khan’s Palace, Bakhchysarai, Crimea

The palace was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans (as in Genghis Khan), leaders of a Turkic Islamic Khanate. Many of the islamic population was wiped out during the Crimean War, as the Russian Empire used it as an excuse to purge its lands of tartars and […]

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – K for Kaliningrad

I visited the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in 2014 for 72-hours, having arrived by bus from Gdansk and then leaving by train for Minsk. It has actually been my only visit to Russia thus far, although I do have a Trans- Mongolian train trip (St Petersburg to Beijing) booked for later this year that now […]

Wordless Wednesday – Russian Sunset.

Sunset in Russia’s Baltic enclave Kaliningrad.

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset

Wordless Wednesday – Kaliningrad, Russia