Category Serbia

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Belgrade Stations

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 […]

Sunday Photo – Palanka Train Station, Serbia

Wordless Wednesday – Approaching Belgrade Station

Wordless Wednesday – The Skopje to Belgrade Express

Wordless Wednesday – Belgrade Arrival

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 #3

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 […]