Tag Archives: Tbilisi

My European Capital Ranking – 10 to 6

Now the competition is really hotting up. I bet there are a few people’s number one city in this bunch…… 10 Athens I love Mrs Wilbur’s home city. The acropolis area is wonderful to visit by day and gaze at by night, the Acropolis Museum is great (even for a museum probe like me!), the […]

Sunday Photo 23

Following on from Friday’s theme of huge matriarchal statues, here is Tbilisi’s answer to Kiev’s Mother Motherland. She is called Mother Georgia and as far as I am aware she does not have a cheeky nickname unlike her Ukrainian neighbour!

Seedy City

This is a further extract from my book ‘On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe’, which chronicles my travels primarily by train in 25 countries in the east of the continent, mostly taken with my regular travel buddy called Hamish. This passage comes from my 2014 visit to Tbilisi, the mighty fine capital […]

Panoramas of Eastern Europe

Its great to get high in an altitude sense to get a different perspective on your surroundings. Here are a few of my favourites from the East of Europe. Prague is probably my favourite city in Europe. I fell in love with the Bohemian capital during an inter-rail trip in September 1992, when I visited […]

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 […]

Wilbur Arrival By Train, Yerevan, Armenia From Batumi, Georgia

2014 Gone, 2015 Beckons…..

2014 The year started slowly travel wise, with my efforts and finances channeled into arranging my 49th Birthday Party at Exeter City FC and visiting Wembley to watch my Manchester City lift the Capital One Cup. City were to give me my first travel experience of the year however, when I took Mrs. Wilbur to […]