Jonathan Lee

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Spain July 2017 (Madrid)

Thursday 27th July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II & El Escorial) Arrival at Principe Pio was quite early, for the 1020 departure of the Tren de Filipe II to El Escorial. This is a newly operated tourist train, run by bus company ALSA, who own a few old coaches and more importantly, two Alco Read the Rest…

Ukraine & Poland Easter 2017 (Chernobyl & Auschwitz)

I’d been to Ukraine the previous year and had enjoyed it, I wasn’t quite sure if my wife would too at that time but having been I was safe in the knowledge that it was nowhere near as bad as I’d expect it to be; in fact, quite the opposite. So, a return trip was Read the Rest…

India March 2017 – Nilgiri Mountain Railway

This is an extract from a longer railway trip of mine but as railway journeys go, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is well worth getting out of bed for. Friday 3rd March 2017 (A journey on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty) It was definitely a rude awakening at 0430 but I was soon into my Read the Rest…

Finland Christmas 2016 – A visit to Lapland

Christmas in Finland? Why the hell not! Despite planning this trip in June there wasn’t much hotel type accommodation available in the far north of Finland, only log cab type stuff; which is great if that’s what you’re looking for but I wasn’t planning on spending my limited time in Finland cooking my own meals Read the Rest…

Belarus (Minsk & Vitebsk) – September/October 2016

I entered Belarus from Latvia by train and while the trip was predominantly a railway trip there was some downtime for a spot of sightseeing along the way with a day in Minsk and some time in Vitebsk. Below are extracts from the greater trip spiel only for the two days of sightseeing. Belarus Hotels Read the Rest…

Latvia (Riga) – September 2016

Flights Booked through Wizz Air direct W6-2510 1850 Doncaster – Riga   Booked through Norwegian direct D8-2361 1045 Warsaw – Gatwick   Hotels Latvia Riga – Hotel Rixwell Irina – 15 minutes from the airport by road and only across the road from Riga station. Staff spoke good English at reception. The room wasn’t big and had just enough room for Read the Rest…

Hungary – Budapest Christmas 2015

Having heard via the grapevine, while I was away in India, that MAV Nostalgia were running a charter train on Tuesday 22nd December, featuring all 6 Nohabs that remained in service, a rather impromptu trip to Budapest for Christmas resulted after it actually seemed like a better idea to stay on after the tour as opposed to returning Read the Rest…

Greece October 2015 (Kalambaka Monasteries)

The monasteries in Kalambaka are built in the most unlikely of places, atop of the very imposing rocks that stand behind the town. Their building was something but having travelled up to see them the real extent of the engineering that had gone into the building of them became a lot clearer. The views all Read the Rest…

Ireland August 2015 (Cork, Belfast & Giants Causeway)

Having scoured the internet to find some decently priced flights for a short trip to Europe I was surprised myself when I ended up booking flights from Doncaster to Dublin! After all this was an airport I’d never used before and a country, bizarrely, that I’d never been to!   Flights Booked through Aer Lingus Read the Rest…

Switzerland May 2015 (Mt Titlis, Mt Rigi & Bern)

This trip was supposed to be a trip to see the Aletsch Glacier, based in Brig, at a warmer time of year. What a disaster that idea turned out to be when I checked the cable car timings the night before we set off and found them to be closed throughout May for maintenance! To Read the Rest…

Greece October 2014

During October I traveled out to Greece, namely the Peloponnese part of Greece, to ride on a charter train on the now closed Peloponnese railway network. While the trip was mainly railway based I joined the train towards the end of its “Culture” based trip, before returning with the “Enthusiast” trip at the after the Read the Rest…

Montenegro 9th September 2014

Having travelled round Eastern Europe for a few weeks in September 2014 we managed a quick dash into Montenegro; it was in overnight from Belgrade (Serbia), the day there and then back out overnight towards Belgrade the following night. It’s right what they say about the scenery in Montenegro, all of what we saw was Read the Rest…