Andrew Thompson

I’m a freelance travel writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. I spend up to three months each year travelling Europe by train, along popular and lesser known routes, in order to produce content for a selection of online and print publications. Connect with me: Instagram | Website

8 incredible natural attractions by train

24-05-2018

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It’s true that trains can deliver you into the heart of most of Europe’s famous big cities. And many people make an effort to travel to natural attractions you can reach by train. ...

2 Weeks in France for Families

17-05-2018

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You might think that France is all about lengthy museum visits, classic architecture, quaffing fine wines, and splashing out on exquisite dining experiences. And you’re probably ri...

Best Cities in Europe for Urban Exploration

05-04-2018

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Not inspired by traditional museums or moved by panoramic vistas? Then turn your attention to other equally fascinating and impressive sights in the form of Europe’s abandoned buil...

Friendliest cities in Europe

29-03-2018

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Friendliness of a city is not an easy thing to gauge. Anyone who’s done some traveling will tell you that you usually only get out of a city what you put in. In a positive mood aft...