Almost five years since my first attempt at visiting Sofia and two further failed attempts later, I had finally made it to the Bulgarian capital on the fourth time of asking.
With a new passport in hand and an itching to explore somewhere new, I booked a trip to a destination that is somewhat cursed for me, Sofia. With trips to the Bulgarian capital booked, and unfortunately cancelled, on three previous occasions, I was hoping for a more successful attempt this time round. Arriving at Luton just after 0530, I had made it further than previous trips and just had to navigate my way through the airport at rush hour.
After some fun exploring around Newcastle and the North East, the ninth part of Exploring the East Coast Mainline saw me returning to more local stations, with me aiming to tick off the six from Hitchin to Hatfield. Vaguely familiar from my days of passing through on fast trains to and from London, all six stations on this bit of the East Coast Mainline are in Hertfordshire.
Its been a while since I’ve done a ‘5 Places’ post, but a cancelled trip and a gap in my posting schedule means I’m sharing more of my bucket list with 5 more places I want to visit. This list isn’t geographically specific like previous lists so the five places listed below range from the UK to the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The eighth part of my series Exploring the East Coast saw me catching an early morning LNER service north to tick off the three remaining stations between Peterborough and Morpeth. With a plan to head north and work my way back south, the plan was to cover the stations of Northallerton, Thirsk and York.
Having spent 36 hours or so exploring the wonderful city of Krakow, it was time to head to the station to begin my journey home. As with my flight out to Krakow, my flight home was with Wizz Air, but first I had to catch the half hourly service between Krakow Glówny station and Krakow Airport.