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

France in Depth: 7 Towns in the Brittany Region

24-07-2016

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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...

6 of the Most Impressive European Cathedrals

14-07-2016

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Europe is home to many of the world’s most spectacular churches and cathedrals. Regardless of your religious affiliations, there’s something quite grand and majestic about these ic...

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...