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

Europe’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities

07-07-2016

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Cycling is one of the most exhilarating ways to explore a new city. You’re close to the ground, able to cover good distances, and will often save a significant amount of cash over ...

7 Things to Do in Rome for First-Timers

05-07-2016

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Rome is one of the world’s most recognizable cities, but that doesn’t mean it won’t surprise and overwhelm you from the moment you arrive. You may think you’ve seen it all in the m...

10 Things to Do in Paris for First-Timers

21-06-2016

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Even if you’ve never been to Paris, you’ll feel instantly at home in your new surroundings. You’ll recognize famous landmarks, walk the streets with a spring in your step, and lose...

5 Spectacular Walled Cities to Visit in Europe

19-06-2016

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Walled cities make fascinating tourist attractions. Throughout history, large walls were used to protect towns from advancing enemies and outside attacks. Most of these impressive ...

6 of the Best Things to Do in Zagreb, Croatia

14-06-2016

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Despite often being overshadowed by its coastal neighbors down south, Croatia’s capital city Zagreb has its own charm. This vibrant medieval city has architecture, history, and mus...

6 Free Travel Apps (That You’ll Actually Use)

12-06-2016

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Gone are the days of paper maps and asking for directions in incomprehensible French. These days there are travel apps for pretty much every aspect of your trip. While some may tak...

8 of the Best Things to Do in Berlin

07-06-2016

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In recent years, travelers and residents have touted Berlin as the big European city of the moment. Not in terms of size, necessarily, but in terms of presence. Unlike many popular...

How to See Venice on a Backpacker’s Budget

02-06-2016

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Venice is easily one of the most fascinating and celebrated cities in Italy (and the world), yet its charm, beauty, and popularity come at a price. But just because you’re on a bac...