Tag Archives: Sweden

Submarine Base Entrance Balaclava, Crimea, Ukraine

Euro Match Day 17 – Ukraine v Sweden

The final match of the round of 16 takes place in Glasgow. Ukraine The ex-nuclear submarine base in Balaclava in the Crimea was such a secret that the town of Balaclava did not appear on maps and even the families of engineers, scientists & technicians who worked there had no idea that the base existed! […]

Royal Castle, Warsaw

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – Sweden v Poland

Another Baltic derby in the Euros takes place in St Petersburg. Sweden The Iron Ore Line runs from the ice-free port of Narvik in Norway to the Baltic port of Luleå in Sweden’s Baltic Coast. The final leg to Narvik is known as the Ofoten Line which was constructed to transport iron ore from the […]

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 […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 4 – Spain v Sweden

The third game of the day takes place in Seville. Seville just so happens to be my favourite city in Spain. Superb tapas, the world’s finest flamenco, a magnificent cathedral, beautiful landscaped gardens of Los Jardines de Murillo, the wonderful alcazar and non-stop sunshine. A float down the River Guadalquivir is a very enjoyable way […]

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

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 […]

Husky, Abisko, Sweden

Friday Photo – Huskies, Abisko, Sweden

Train at Narvik Station, Norway

The Iron Ore Line, Norway To Sweden

An Arctic Circle rail journey from Norway to Sweden In January 2018 I undertook my third trip on the Ofoten Line from Narvik, deep inside the Arctic Circle in Norway. The line runs 43 kilometres from the Narvik to Riksgränsen on the Norway/Sweden border where the line continues through Northern Sweden as the Ore Line […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]

Friday Photos – Husky Pets, Abisko, Sweden