Meander round Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium: part 1

Helen writes, “The Paris to Milan train was the best transport bargain I found for the trip – just £25 a ticket…” read more of her & Tom’s adventure from London to Italy and back over 7 weeks.

Armenia to Ukraine Part 4: Odessa to Lviv

“You’ll love Odessa,” my Ukrainian friend Krystyna said, when I described the plan. “You’ll wish you had more time there.” She wasn’t wrong – it’s now yet another on my list of places I have to go back to someday. She also told me that Odessa is famous for two things – the sea, andContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 4: Odessa to Lviv”

Armenia to Ukraine Part 3: Ferry, cross the Black Sea ðŸŽ¶

Wandering through a goods yard was not exactly the way I had expected my voyage on the UkrFerry sailing to Odessa to begin, but that was precisely what I found myself doing. Picking my way across the rutted mud between truck cabs, I searched for signs for the passenger terminal. A man with a backpackContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 3: Ferry, cross the Black Sea ðŸŽ¶”

Armenia to Ukraine Part 2: Tbilisi to Batumi by not-quite-sleeper.

“I’ve never heard of that,” said my Georgian host, Saba, from the other side of a large khachapuri. This was not good news for my attempts to book the elusive sleeper train from Yerevan to Batumi, which supposedly stopped in Tbilisi along the way, and which I was supposed to be boarding in a coupleContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 2: Tbilisi to Batumi by not-quite-sleeper.”

Armenia to Ukraine Part 1: Overland to Tbilisi!

Editor’s note: This is the first part of the trip by Jennie going from Yerevan, to Tbilisi. “It’s the halfway point,” Hardeep said. I could hear the grin in his voice over the phone. It was Yerevan, Armenia, where he was going for a friend’s wedding in a month or so. I’d met Hardeep atContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 1: Overland to Tbilisi!”

Overland Travel Stories

Hello and welcome to the relaunched 196 Destinations. We will be building a community of overland travellers, and sharing inspiring travel stories. I’m Ian and I launched a bucket-list startup some years ago. Now is the time for a different angle and to encourage more people to consider the train, coach, boat or even cycle.Continue reading “Overland Travel Stories”