Tag Archives: Turkey

Sunday Photo

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

Overseas Train Journeys

I guess that I am a typical bloke in as much as I love planning, adore writing lists and like to collect things. My ‘things’ are invariably football or travel related, though I do stop short at the need to complete journeys to every country or to visit every football ground in England, even though […]

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #2

Istanbul to Thessaloniki to Meteora (Kalambaka) to Skopje to Niš to Sofia This was my first European train tour since my third and final inter-rail trip in 1992. 2006 was the year and the tour was not what we had to intended to do at all. Our plan had been to take the Toros Express […]

Wordless Wednesday – Turkish Train

My Top Five Overseas Train Pleasures

The UK is getting all train nostalgic with the now regular trips that can be undertaken being pulled by such iconic engines as the Flying Scotsman, Brighton Belle and now the Tornado. Could we ever see a renaissance of the Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket I wonder? Almost certainly not, so we will have to […]

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 […]