So I’ve been back 6 months and now I’m stuck in the normal 9-5 of a office job. Guess chances for adventure are clearly over… Or maybe not… Link to this post!Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Palmyra (the place not your local kebab house) has been in the news a lot lately. The ruins of this ancient city lie in the middle of the Syrian desert and are currently occupied by ISIS militants who have hit headlines for blowing up temples, beheading the archaeologist who looked after the site and using […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
This is something like the 12th Railway museum I have visited on this trip and this time I actually went quite a bit out of my way to get there, making my journey from San Francisco to Fresno via Sacramento, purely in order to visit California’s State Railroad Museum, which I hadn’t even known existed until […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve taken a lot of photos on this trip so far, (you may have noticed the ones on trains for example…) and one of the things I have been keen to do is to take photos of similar things in different parts of the world, as I thought that way I could then group them […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Uzbekistan has to be, so far at least, the most rewarding country I have travelled through on this trip. It has countless splendid sights (more on these later) ridiculously friendly people, and enough quirks to make it endearingly different to what I have been used to on the road so far. Uzbekistan is actually the most […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I seem to find myself coming across steam trains in various states of disrepair throughout my trip. Sometimes in museums, sometimes just outside train stations. Given I’ve now amassed quite a few photos of these I thought I would put up a new part of my blog to show them off, away from the eyes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having dragged myself away from Istanbul, I’ve enjoyed relaxing and taking in some of Turkey’s other famous attractions. The Roman ruins at Ephesus and the tourist and ballooning hotspot of Cappadocia. Both were good, but neither stood out. Ephesus, with its crowds does compare rather unfavourable to some of the lonely ancient cities I’ve seen in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why, I asked myself, am I doing this? I’ve not slept properly for days, I’m in a town I’ve never heard of before, stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm, looking for a bus to yet another town that a week ago I’d never heard of. Why? I’d just got off a 5 hour train […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’m now in Belgrade, but I feel I am starting to catch up with the blog. Bosnia was a beautiful country with some amazing food but its obviously still a place trying to come to terms with its recent history, here is my experience of it’s two most famous cities. Sarajevo. There’s something about the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.