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

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...

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 ...