Tag Archives: Travels In Eastern Europe

Trains in the East of Europe

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Sunday Photo – Kraków Glowny

Sunday Photo – Russian Loco & Carriage, Kaliningrad

Haydarpasa Station, Istanbul

Great news. The iconic Haydarpasa Train Station on the Asian side of the Bosporus will re-open for train journeys from 2019. The station has been closed since 2013 as it was refurbished and the line from Istanbul to Ankara was electrified. I first travelled from there in 2009 as I made my way to Aleppo […]

Smashwords – An Author’s Friend

Smashwords is a self-publishing website that is very easy to use. I have an excerpt of my Eastern European travel book available to download for free entitled ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’. For any budding authors out there, I would urge you to give the site a look as they have loads of help […]

Sunday Photo – From A Turkish Train

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 […]

Sunday Photo – Arrival Pristina

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 […]