Tag Archives: Train Journeys

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 3 – 2011 to 2019 (#5)

Number 5 – Train to Georgia You may well know by now that I love an overnight train journey – throw in a dining car with fabulous views too and I am completely bowled over! In 2015 I travelled to Georgia from Istanbul, taking a train to the edge of the Kurdish region of Turkey […]

The Bernina Express, Switzerland

Sunday Photo – The Bernina Express, Switzerland

I love this photo taken from the Bernina Express in Switzerland. The wide open spaces and the feeling of adventure are things we have really missed these past few months and desperately hope will be attainable again soon.

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 2 – 2011 to 2019 (10 to 6)

Number 10 – Train Trip from Sevastopol to Lviv, Ukraine 2011 This remains as my longest train ride to date. 27-hours with one change of trains at Simferopol. The journey started in the Crimea, the disputed region that has now been annexed to Russia. It was a wonderful trip from south to north travelling in […]

Tashkent Train Station, Uzbekistan

Friday Photo – Tashkent Train Station, Uzbekistan

Two years ago today I arrived in the Uzbekistan capital, the culmination of a memorable tour of the amazing country together with its off-beat neighbour Turkmenistan. I arrived with Hamish by overnight train from Urganch, back then the gateway to Khiva. Arriving at 7 in the morning we managed to find a cafe in the […]

Sunday Photos – Kaliningrad, Russia

I should be in St Petersburg now at the start of a long anticipated trans-Mongolian rail adventure to Beijing. Sadly that has been put back until March 2021, though with Mongolia’s border shut like a clam for the foreseeable future, who knows when it might actually happen. Kaliningrad This means that Kaliningrad remains the only […]

Pristina Train, Han I Elezit, Kosovo

Proud Pristina

A look back on my 2017 Balkan tour as featured in my book ‘Travelling By Train Across The Balkans‘, today featuring the capital of Kosovo. Pristina, Kosovo We had purposely booked a hotel close to the train station as we would be departing on the 07.10 next day. It had claimed to be just 200 […]

Triesenberg Valley View, Liechtenstein

A Weekend in Liechtenstein

Being a typical male I have the ‘completion’ gene ingrained within me. It was pretty much for that reason alone that Mrs Wilbur, Hamish & I travelled to Liechtenstein during the first weekend in February. This now leaves me with Andorra, Malta & San Marino for a European nation clean sweep. I have also visited […]

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 […]

The Overnight Train Bangkok to Vientiane

Sunday Photo – The Bangkok to Laos Train, Vientiane Outskirts (Thanaleng)

We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane at a place called Thanaleng. From there it is a 20km tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!

Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Tbilisi

We arrived on an early October Thursday via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (the far less frenetic Istanbul airport on the Asian side of the great city). We had actually stayed the previous night at an airport hotel situated there – a first for Hamish & I. This was our second visit to the Georgian capital having […]