Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific (OK stretching it a little, but Russia is considered as Europe!). The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks […]

The first European train tour of my series sees Mrs Wilbur & I in Switzerland, a trip we undertook in 2016. If the earth’s creator had been a train fanatic and had decided to build the ideal setting for his giant train set, he could have constructed Switzerland for this purpose. Brooding mountains & great […]

This photo was taken from the Dogu (Eastern) Express as we journeyed from Ankara to Erzurum in 2014.

Sarajevo had the first tram system in Europe, dating back to the end of the 19th Century. The first trams were horse-drawn and Sarajevo was chosen as the testing ground by the Austria-Hungary Empire before they were introduced to Vienna. This tram pictured in 2012 is not quite that old, dating from the 1970’s.

This is the last train tour that we undertook in 2014, or it will be until our 2017 route planned for September. Istanbul to Ankara to Erzurum to Batumi (bus) to Yerevan to Tbilisi The trip started with a flight and a long journey by tram across Istanbul, a train under the Bosphorus and out […]