Category Train Journeys

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 […]

Trip Planning

I am planning. I love to plan. Planning is a big part of the enjoyment of any trip. Taking an organised tour is fine of course, especially if you do not have the time to plan or indeed do not have the time to deal with unforeseen travel delays, cancellations or when there is ‘no […]

Wordless Wednesday – Toros Express, Turkey

A Journey To Syria – Part Two

The journey continues from part one…….. Ankara to Adana Depart 20.05 Scheduled Arrival 07.25, 674KM Feeling a bit peckish we perused the menu. There is something really special about eating in the restaurant car of a train. I automatically think of Alan Whicker and Murder on the Orient Express, tuxedos & pianists & champagne whenever […]

Sunday Photo – Cusco to Puno Train, Peru

European Train Tours #2 – Italy

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 […]

European Train Tour #1 – Switzerland

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Kaliningrad Train Interior

Sunday Photo

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

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #5

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 […]