Category FYROM

Balkans Tour 2017 – Night Train

No trip around Eastern Europe would be complete without an overnight train journey. One day there will probably be high speed routes and super modern trains in the region, making slow progress through the night a rarer experience – a huge loss in my opinion. For now there are still plenty of opportunities to bunk […]

The Pristina Express

When Pristina was just a moderate city in Yugoslavia it was an outpost on a vast rail network with Belgrade at its hub and major transit points in Zagreb, Skopje, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Nis & Ploce. Pristina itself saw trains running to Skopje, Belgrade (via Mitrovica) and throughout Kosovo. Following the break-up of Yugoslavia, the […]

Balkans Tour 2017

I am writing this sat in Ryanair seat 23C – a bargain aisle seat costing just €4 to reserve. As the usual boarding chaos goes on around me it is time to reflect on another hugely enjoyable tour in the east of Europe taken together with my regular travel buddy Hamish.  Having regenerated the spirit […]

Travels in Eastern Europe

Shortly I will embark on my latest journey east with my regular travel buddy Hamish. We have a rough itinerary mapped, a couple of Airbnbs booked and flights from and to the UK (the latter should say hopefully thanks to Ryanair’s latest PR own goal!). Apart from that we have little certainty as to whether […]

Wordless Wednesday – Train at Skopje Station

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #2

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 […]