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 Winter Sun Destinations In Europe

26-11-2020

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Winter is a magical time to travel Europe. There’s nothing quite like a train journey through fields of deep snow, alongside frozen lakes, and beneath towering white mountains. But...

2 Weeks in Germany from South to North

15-10-2020

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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...

How You Can See the Greek Islands with Eurail

06-08-2020

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The Greek islands are among Europe’s most revered destinations. With its deep blue seas, whitewashed buildings, fresh seafood, late night parties, remote beaches, and seemingly end...

The Best Places for Extreme Sports in Europe

09-07-2020

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If the thought of relaxing on a tranquil, isolated beach with a good book sends shivers down your spine, then fear not. Europe’s packed with some of the world’s most exhilara...

Two weeks in Italy by train

02-07-2020

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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...

France in Depth: 7 Towns in the Brittany Region

18-06-2020

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Brittany, in north-west France, is one of the country’s most distinctive and alluring regions. Locals refer to it as Bretagne. Natural coastal beauty aside, it has a long his...