I guess that I am a typical bloke in as much as I love planning, adore writing lists and like to collect things. My ‘things’ are invariably football or travel related, though I do stop short at the need to complete journeys to every country or to visit every football ground in England, even though […]

Istanbul to Thessaloniki to Meteora (Kalambaka) to Skopje to Niš to Sofia This was my first European train tour since my third and final inter-rail trip in 1992. 2006 was the year and the tour was not what we had to intended to do at all. Our plan had been to take the Toros Express […]



Zagreb to Split to Sarajevo to Belgrade to Sofia to Veliko Tărnovo 2012 saw Hamish & I take in the capitals of three of The former Yugoslav countries, finally get a proper look at Sofia and visit perhaps Bulgaria’s nicest small city. First up the capital of Croatia. We resisted the temptation to visit Zagreb […]

2011 – Budapest to Bucharest to Chisinau to Odessa to Sevastopol to Lviv to Kiev. This trip featured four overnight journeys, my longest ever single train journey, an overnight bus trip from hell, my greatest ever museum, a bus trip to a rogue Communist state and enough comical moments to fill at least a couple […]

My favourite station ever visited is New York’s Grand Central. Until my recent trip to St Lazare in Paris in search of Monet’s impressionist inspiration, it was the only station I had ever been to not to travel but just to look around. Not only that, it was amazing to visit at rush hour when […]