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

Best Events in Europe in October

04-10-2017

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It’s October, which means the glorious summer sunshine is on its way out, and fall is starting to take hold. This doesn’t mean that Europe gets any less exciting. If you’re l...

The Best Day Trips from Lisbon

20-09-2018

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With so much to see and do in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, you may think it crazy to consider leaving for a day trip. But when you hear of the castles, quaint fishing villages...

Two weeks in Italy by train

16-08-2018

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Planning a two-week trip in Italy by train can seem overwhelming. There is so much to see, and each village, city and region has something special to offer. Do you start in the nor...

2 Weeks in Germany from South to North

02-08-2018

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“Berlin is the best big city in Europe”, said almost all my friends who’d been. It’s the city of the moment, they said, thanks, mainly, to the parties, the coffee and the creatives...

10 Incredible European Bridges You Should Visit

19-07-2018

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There’s something remarkable about European bridges. The convenience of their original tasks aside, so many of them are just a marvel to look at. Palatial buildings often reign sup...

9 insider Eurail tips for smart rail travelers

05-07-2018

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Traveling Europe with a Eurail Pass is the most efficient and scenic way to get around Europe, especially when you know a few Eurail tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pas...