Category Romania

Wordless Wednesday – Romanian Railways

Balkans Tour 2017 – Romanian Holiday?

You will remember that we have arrived at Belgrade Dunav Train Station to a hand-scrawled notice saying “No Trains Romania” and zero assistance to ease our predicament. So would we make it to Romania after all? In true ‘sod it, there will be a way’ style to which Hamish & I subscribe to anywhere outside […]

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 […]

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #1

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 […]