Tag Archives: Transportation

Flying Over London

A few days ago I posted some pictures of my recent travels along the Thames by riverboat. Another alternative way to see London is via the Emirates Air Line, a cable car connecting North Greenwich near the O2 Arena with Royal Victoria and its connections with the DLR. For a £3.40 supplement over your Travelcard […]

Z – MY TWENTY-SIXTH (AND LAST) TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

As fascinated as I am with the zeppelin, I am far too young to have flown in one and there is not a chance with my vertigo that I would entertain riding a zip wire. So what to choose for my ‘Z’ transportation theme? Well, on the basis that my regular travel companions have stated […]

VESSEL – MY TWENTY-SECOND TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I have been on vessels of all shapes and sizes from rowing boats to cruise ships from battle ships to pleasure boats and from submarines to a Chinese junk. You have already read accounts of my experiences on a paddle steamer, a foxtrot sub, a ferry boat, a kayak and some cruise ships, whilst there […]

UNDERGROUND TRAIN – MY TWENTY-FIRST TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

There is nothing very spectacular about the underground, although I do remember how excited I was the first time I had been on London’s network as a twelve year-old travelling to Lords with my parents and brother to watch cricket. Nowadays, just about every major city has an underground, most infinitely superior to London, which […]

TUK TUK – MY TWENTIETH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

April ’97 saw me in India on a small group tour of India. Everything was laid out on a plate for us for the Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra. Although the tour company were independently minded, I still had the urge to wander off the beaten track and pleasingly a rather attractive […]

SKI-LIFT – MY NINETEENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

This article is lifted straight out of the text from my Forthcoming Book, which will be published soon….. My second ski holiday was to Poina Brasov in Transylvania. On the penultimate day of the trip I had an incident that was to prove to be my last ever day on skis. We had graduated to […]

REUNIFICATION EXPRESS -MY EIGHTEENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I could happily write about a multitude of rail journeys to count as my ‘R’ entry, but have chosen Vietnam’s Reunification Express. Hamish & I took the train from Hue to Ha Noi in 1998 as part if our tour up Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City. This was an overnight journey on the train […]

KAYAK – MY ELVENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

In 1996 I travelled to Hong Kong with my brother Ed to stay with my other brother’s brother-in-law and his wife on the edge of a lake in the New Territories. One night us three blokes went on a real bender in Central HK and eventually returned at seven in the morning by taxi, still rolling […]

JEEP – MY TENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

This was another special holiday as Mrs Wilbur and I visited South Africa in 2003. The main feature of our trip was a safari in Kruger National Park. We stayed at a rustic lodge called Akeru and no sooner had we arrived than we were off in search of the Big Five. We met Ryan […]

INTER-RAIL – MY NINTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

Island hopping was high on the list for the blogging treatment having visited Spetses, Hydra, Aegina, Poros, Santorini, Rhodes, Symi and more, but how could I possibly not plump for inter-rail? My 1987 experience gained from my three weeks of training around Europe has been hugely influential in my life, instilling an adventure gene that […]