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The Storks return to Tokaj (Eastern Hungary)

I found my way to Budapest airport for my meeting with Grahame without any difficulties and even had time to stock up on picnic food for our four hour road … Continue Reading →

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Late train to Budapest

The 1626h fast train to from Bratislava to Budapest was the last of my Interrail journeys on this trip as my ticket expired at midnight on Tuesday. There were a … Continue Reading →

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Boat trip to Bratislava (Slovakia)

It seems that the any seasoned traveller nowadays must have travelled down the River Danube on one of the those elongated, floating hotels that ply their way between Passau on … Continue Reading →

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The Imperial Treasury of Vienna

I arrived in Vienna at some time after 11pm and an excellent set of instructions sent by mobile phone from Grahame got me onto the Metro and across town to … Continue Reading →

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Appointment in Prague (Czech Republic)

The last time I came through Prague I practically walked my feet off exploring the famous sights of the medieval city so this time I thought it would be safe … Continue Reading →

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Dresden Green

It felt lovely to arrive in the quiet suburban village of Laubegast and relax in the company of Elisabeth’s relatives for short stay. Sitting out in the garden and eating … Continue Reading →

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Midnight train to Berlin

I left Slovenia on the 1527h to Munich and travelled through Austria via Salzburg in the late afternoon, thereby taking in some of the most picturesque scenery in Europe. Snow-capped … Continue Reading →

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Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia

With lots of hugs and best wishes I left the Balkan Han at 9pm for another soon-to-be derelict railway station that has been taken over by one of the ubiquitous … Continue Reading →

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Welcome to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

On the 29th April 1993 on a sunny afternoon, a forty-eight year old haulage contractor named Graham Bamford placed a handwritten notebook on the grass of Parliament Square and sat … Continue Reading →

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The Croatian Corridor

I had always planned to undertake the next segment of my trip by bus, going along the Coast of Illyria and then turning inland again once I’d reached the next … Continue Reading →