Having spent the night in Glasgow, we were back at the shiny and new Queen Street station bright and early ready to continue our journey north to Fort William. Covering almost two thirds of the picturesque West Highland Line, the journey was due to take us just shy of 4 hours along what has been voted the top rail journey in the world.
My Monday morning started earlier than planned as my excitement building caused me to wake up six hours before our train and the not so pleasant hour of half four. Ahead of us lay a week on the rails as we explore some of Scotland up and along the stunning West Highland line. But first, the longest single train journey I had ever made, just short of four hours onboard one of LNER’s Azumas.
Leipzig is the largest city in the German state of Saxony, and the second-largest city (after East Berlin) in the area that was, until 1990, East Germany. The city is a key economic centre in Germany, a role it has held since at least the period of the Holy Roman Empire, and as such has plenty of culture and history.
London’s Heathrow Airport, the busiest in the UK, and before Covid-19, one of the busiest in the world. Back when I started this blog in early 2019, an AvGeek trip to Heathrow was one of the first trips I did specifically for the blog, and on 23rd September 2020, 18 months later, I returned to the airport to try out a new AvGeek spot.
Following from last week’s blog about 5 places I’d like to visit within the UK, this week it’s the turn of Europe to feature in a similar list as I cover 5 places I’d like to visit in Europe. Ranging from the most western capital city on the continent to two of the Baltic’s port cities, my top 5 cover all sorts of history, culture and things to do.
I think its safe to say that 2020 has not been the year for travel, and although I was lucky and got a couple of trips in before lockdown, I have definitely been suffering from wanderlust during the summer. With travel opportunities hopefully starting to open up again in the near future, I’ve decided to do a series of blogs covering places on my bucket list. This one has five places within the UK, and next week one will follow with five places in Europe.