Gdansk – 2

Gdansk airport is named after Lech Walesa and if visitors don’t know much about this man before they arrive then they will know a lot by the time they leave, especially if they visit the European Solidarity Centre, which is about 500 metres from Gdansk Glowny by the entrance to the shipyards.This museum is anContinue reading “Gdansk – 2”

Symi

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. In Homer’s Iliad Symi is mentioned as the domain of King Nireus, who fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Greeks and Thucydides writes that during the Peloponnesian War there was a Battle of SymeContinue reading “Symi”

Samos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. I had arrived at the town of Pythagorio on the ferry from Patmos. Pythagorio is the Samian destination for ferries from the Dodecanese Islands. The port of Vathy on the northern side of Samos is the terminus forContinue reading “Samos”

The best public transport in Hong Kong: from double-decker ferries to funiculars

Sure, you can drop £1,000 on a private helicopter tour of Hong Kong Island – or you could jump on one of the city’s famous double-decker trams for just 21p

China by train: tracks, tales and a snapshot of everyday life

Chinese new year signals major travel across the country, and railways are at the heart of many journeys. Author and BBC journalist Michael Bristow knows China well – and the insight time on board offers

How to book and travel by high-speed train around China

China’s rail network is a fast-paced wonder that makes exploring this huge country – including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen – much easier

Japanese tour firm offers virtual reality holidays – with a first-class seat

First Airlines in Tokyo offers visits to Paris and New York while on board a simulated plane. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland