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

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...

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...