We couldn’t find Ankara railway station but we were in it!

16th November 2017 – Ankara to Kars on the Dogu Express. Well its five years since we were last here in Ankara and embarrassingly that means its five years since my last blog post but as this is a a trip to remember…… The story so far – this is an epic birthday treat travelling…

Turkey to Georgia Day 1

Thursday 6th December 2012 It’s far too long since I wrote anything, so once again I’m writing some memories of a recent trip before they fade away for ever. A quick weeks travelling before Christmas, roughly based on Turkey, was the plan but a little research from our favourite website, www.seat61.com, opened up a whole…

A day in the snow

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd March 2010 A quick holiday report but not canal related – sorry. The only link I can think of is snow, as for the last 4 days I have been in and around the Austrian and German Alps, while the UK is recovering from the most snowy winter in memory….

Holiday report – no canals this time!

What an anticlimax coming home to lashing rain and colder temperatures this morning than we had in a week of travelling through Latvia, Estonia and Finland. Looking outside at the rain I can’t get inspired to write anything about canals today so here’s a few jottings about our holiday instead.  Personally I can’t see the attraction…

Wifi in Finland and Estonia

Changing the subject from life on board slightly, this week I have been on holiday.  Not quite as exciting as our last trip to Moldova and Ukraine, but still off the beaten tourist track.  We flew last week to Riga, capital of Latvia, travelled overland to Tallin in Estonia and flew back yesterday from Helsinki,…