Tag Archives: Train Stations

Kotor – Not A Secret Anymore

Medieval Majesty in Former Yugoslavia The ancient walled town of Kotor is beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains – an absolute joy; when I went in 2011 it was not that well known, which has all changed with it now firmly on the cruise ship itineries. Like it’s near neighbour Dubrovnik, it […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #3 – Spain

Continuing my review of some of my most memorable overseas train journeys……. Shooting forward twenty odd years from my previous memorable train journey, in 2012 Mrs Wilbur and I undertook a mini train tour of Spain taking in Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, Cadiz and Seville. We pre-booked an overnight train journey from atmospheric Santiago to […]

Overseas Train Journeys

So far I have made 191 journeys from train stations outside of the UK (not including those from airports or short suburban journeys such as Paris to Versailles or Amsterdam to Ajax Football Stadium). I have wracked my brains and noted them all down on my new blog page I have created a new blog […]

A-Z April Challenge – Spielfeldstraße

For my Letter M, I chose Maribor in the then Yugoslavia in the late ’80s, which is now part of Slovenia. I told the story of how we were refused entry and escorted back under armed-guard across the border into Austria. Could can read that account here. Spielfeldstraße was the nondescript border town where we were […]

Eastern European Trains & Stations

As you may be aware, I have a new book coming out in the next few months chronicling my travels in over 25 countries in the East of Europe. Here are a few train related pictures from some of my journeys.