Tag Archives: Overnight Train Journey

Sunday Photo

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

MEMORABLE OVERSEAS TRAIN JOURNEYS #5 – GEORGIA TO ARMENIA

To set the scene, Hamish & I were embarking on an overnight train from rain-lashed Batumi on the Black Sea Coast of Georgia to Yerevan, the splendid capital of Armenia. We had booked a berth each on the overnight sleeper and were hoping against hope that we had a private compartment. Makhinjauri (Batumi) – Yerevan […]

MEMORABLE OVERSEAS TRAIN JOURNEYS #4 – TURKEY

Journey – May 2009, Ankara to Adana Depart 20.05 Scheduled Arrival 07.25, 674 KM Following the passport dramas at Ankara train station, we were finally able to relax on the Toros Express bound for Adana in Eastern Turkey as we followed our route into Syria. After dumping our gear in our sleeper compartment, we shuttled […]

MEMORABLE OVERSEAS TRAIN JOURNEYS #3 – SPAIN

Continuing my review of some of my most memorable overseas train journeys……. Shooting forward twenty odd years from my previous memorable train journey, in 2012 Mrs Wilbur and I undertook a mini train tour of Spain taking in Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba via Madrd, Cadiz and Seville. We pre-booked an overnight train journey from atmospheric […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Inter-rail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]