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London to Athens by Train

Balkans / Greece | January 20, 2010

What better way to come to terms with turning 30, I thought, than spending the best part of 3 weeks travelling alone through Europe by train. So off I headed to Athens, on the way to Crete (home of my mother and stepfather) just a couple of days after my birthday celebrations, armed with a good book, a handful of tickets and the hope of some late November sun!

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Belgrade to Thessaloniki by Train

Balkans / Belgrade / Greece / Macedonia / Serbia / Thessaloniki | January 11, 2010

After spending a day exploring Belgrade (I recommend a trip to the fort that stands guard over the city, for views across the Danube & Sava Rivers and the plains beyond) it was time to attempt the Belgrade to Istanbul journey by train. After doing my research I decided upon the slightly unusual and not generally recommended route via Thessaloniki. Why was this route not recommended? I was ready to find out.

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