La Serenissima (Venice, why did I take so long to come back?)

I will post my stories as soon as there is more internet coverage (my pictures deserve a gallery of their own)


A tornado in Strasbourg and snow in Munich

Strasbourg may be the capital of the lower Rhine district of Alsace and have spent more time being German than it has French over the last four hundred years but … Continue Reading →


Norway Plus Plus

Pushing on North to Hamburg I spent a most enjoyable train ride in the company of a couple of German businessmen who were determined to make me see the opportunities … Continue Reading →


Get me to Germany as soon as Possible

Yesterday morning’s high speed train soon left Iberia behind for the remainder of this trip (sorry Portugal) and crossed into France, however, once we reached Perpignan it developed a fault … Continue Reading →


Catalonia – many returns

The evening train deposited me at Barcelona Sant at 2120h so I thought that, with my newfound confidence in the Google locator app, I’d be able to find my way … Continue Reading →


Surviving a trip to El Escorial (Madrid)

Once you get away from the broken bits, the problem with the Spanish railways is that they are much too efficient. High-speed trains criss-cross the country in a few hours … Continue Reading →



A Speeding Ticket from Cadiz

As the bus twisted off and on to the motorway for the stops along the way from Algeseras to Cadiz I noticed that the coastline on the Western side of … Continue Reading →


A Rock and a Hard Place (travels in Andalusia)

My God, these bus station seats are hard (even if substituting tangerine peel for toilet paper is surprisingly efficacious but that’s another story). Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’ve got myself … Continue Reading →


Nevertheless She Persisted (Interrail trip around Europe)

Here I am at Gatwick Airport; it’s seven in the morning and I’m about to fly out to Malaga in order to escape the insanity that is engulfing my country … Continue Reading →