Tag Archives: Stockholm

Euro 2020 Match Day 8 – Sweden v Slovakia

To Russia with love you the Swedes & Slovaks for the first game of the day in St Petersburg. Sweden Stockholm is situated on a series of islands, with the central one called Gamla Stan which contains most of the impressive buildings. The first time I went was in 1989 on an inter-rail trip. The […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Two, Northern Europe (Benelux & Scandinavia)

The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Northern & Central Europe

The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]

Tallinn, Estonia

My European Capital Ranking – 15 to 11

It would not surprise me at all if any of my next five cities featured in many people’s top fives. A brilliant time is hard to avoid in any of them….. 15 Reykjavik It is quite difficult to separate Iceland’s capital from the rest of the wonderful country. I was there for my 50th birthday […]

Norway By Train (Part One)

I have twice travelled extensively by train in Scandinavia, taking in all four beautiful countries that make up the magical lands. Whilst Denmark, Sweden & Finland are deserving of high accolades, it is Norway that really took my breath away, so much so that I still have a train trip there on my bucket list […]

Second Cities – Twenty to Eleven

I was very interested to read the article posted by the Beauty of Travel website giving their opinion on the 50 top cities to visit before you leave this mortal coil. Any such list is of course subjective and it is very difficult to narrow down to only 50. I am happy to say that […]