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

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...

How to Spend 2 Weeks in Portugal by Rail

04-06-2020

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It’s easy to spend 2 weeks in Portugal by train. Its location on the Iberian Peninsula, with only Spain as its neighbor, has influenced many aspects of life. Fresh seafood, p...

Your Guide to Train Travel in Spain

28-05-2020

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Spain is perfectly set up for train travel. It may be a large and diverse country, but it always feels as if you’re a scenic high-speed train ride away from the next big adventure ...

The Best Places to Celebrate Carnival in Europe

13-02-2020

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If you’re new to the concept of Carnival in Europe, here’s a quick breakdown. It’s a popular event that takes place each year before the season of Lent, which usually falls somewhe...

7 National Holidays in Europe to Experience

16-01-2020

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A good party or celebration is never very far away in Europe. Most countries embrace large international holidays, and then fill the gaps with their own local traditions and nation...

Best Events in Europe in August

04-07-2019

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August’s predictably warm weather means one thing – it’s the perfect time for outdoor festivals. Over the course of the month you can expect a range of events such as live music, s...

Best Events in Europe in July

20-06-2019

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Summer is in full swing in July in Europe, which can only mean one thing – it’s festival time. Cities across the continent stop what they’re doing to celebrate all-time classics an...