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 June

22-05-2019

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June may just be the best month of the year to explore Europe by rail, especially if you’re looking to soak up culture, music, and street festivals. With warmer temperatures sweepi...

Best Events in Europe in May

25-04-2019

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There’s a palpable shift in gear in Europe when the month of May rolls around. Most cities have shaken off the last cold snaps and are preparing for a bumper summer season. Though ...

Best Events in Europe in April

21-03-2019

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April is a fascinating time to travel in Europe, especially if you’re a fan of traditional festivals. As spring and Easter approach, you can expect a slew of religious festivals an...

The best of train travel in Lithuania

21-02-2019

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It’s fair to say that train travel in Lithuania isn’t the fastest in Europe, but that’s not to say you should condemn yourself to a holiday on the buses when visiting the beautiful...

Benefits of 1st class train travel in Europe

07-02-2019

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I boarded the first class carriage of Switzerland’s famous Glacier Express – possibly the most luxurious scenic train in Europe – and instantly felt out of sorts. One month of trav...

Visiting Europe’s somber destinations

31-01-2019

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Most Eurail trips are about the good times. All day sightseeing, late night parties, spontaneous detours and dramatic scenery. But many European countries have complex pasts punctu...

8 Things To Do In Hallstatt, Austria

24-01-2019

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When it comes to idyllic destinations, Hallstatt has it all. This quaint Austrian village sits on the shores of a tranquil lake and at the foot of soaring peaks. White swans float ...