Tag Archives: Train

Friday Photo – Puno to Cusco Train, Peru

18 years ago I visited Peru in one of the most memorable trips of my life. Visiting World Travel Market in London this week gave me a timely reminder of my fabulous 3-week journey. Highlights included Arequipa, Cusco, Nazca and of course the trek to Machu Picchu. The train trip from the shores of Lake […]

Sunday Photo – The Bangkok to Laos Train, Vientiane Outskirts

We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the Peace & Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane. From there it is a short tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!

The Tbilisi to Baku Train

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – The Tbilisi to Baku Train

Continuing the story of our (Hamish & I) latest adventure out East…………. We arrived at 9.15 a.m. on our overnight train from Tbilisi. I was pretty damned excited having slept well, a feeling enhanced by the fact that I was in a brand new country. The train journey had been very comfortable in our two-berth […]

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans, Book by Will Linsdell

Travelling By Train Across The Balkans

My new book is now available from Amazon. Travelling By Train Across The Balkans chronicles my trips over the past twenty years or so in the intoxicating region. It features train travel in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and European Turkey. The Balkan Peninsula conjures up images of […]

Sunday Photo – Azerbaijan Loco, Sheki

The Kukushka Line, Georgia

Borjomi to Bakuriani Train in Georgia The Kukushka (translates as little cuckoo in Russian) is a 37 km narrow-gauge railway linking the national park town of Borjomi to the village & ski resort of Bakuriani in Georgia. The construction of the 900mm wide line began in 1897, when Georgia was still part of the Russian […]

Boarding Ashgabat Railway Station, Ashgabat

Turkmenistan Train Trip

As I prepare to embark on a trip from Georgia to Azerbaijan that will feature a few train journeys, it is a good time to reflect on a trip that I made a year ago from Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and the eastern city of Mary. Ashgabat to Mary by Train Having spotted a train travelling […]

Train Journey From Niš to Sofia 

On a train from Serbia to Bulgaria (Extract from ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’)

Hornbill Publishing recently published ‘Wilbur’s Travels, Travelling by Train Across the Balkans’ recounting memorable travels in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia & Slovenia as well as parts of Greece, Turkey & Romania. Here is an extract from a particularly excruciating journey – all part of the experience! A Train Journey […]

My Old Friend Athens

I have just returned from a week in my wife’s home city of Athens. Having visited dozens and dozens of times before, it is difficult to think of something new to do once reacquainting with family & friends has been accomplished. This time we had our great friend Hamish coming to stay for the weekend, […]

Wordless Wednesday – Train Approaches, Halkida, Greece