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 Winter Sun Destinations In Europe

16-11-2017

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Winter is a magical time to travel Europe. There’s nothing quite like a train journey through fields of deep snow, alongside frozen lakes, and beneath towering white mountains. But...

How To Spend 24 Hours In Innsbruck

09-11-2017

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Innsbruck is one of Europe’s must-see alpine cities. Many go for its winter sports, but there’s also a charming and beautiful medieval old town, several noteworthy museums, beautif...

10 of the Best European Capital Cities by Rail

06-11-2017

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There’s something special about Europe’s capital cities. Each has a shared stately presence, mixed with unique cultures, history, customs, traditions, and style. The strong sense o...

17 National Liquors You Can Try In Europe

02-11-2017

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Europe takes its alcohol seriously. Beer and wine aside, most countries and regions have a distilled beverage or hard liquor that’ll strip your taste buds and have you gasping for ...

The Easiest European Countries to Explore by Rail

30-10-2017

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If you’re looking for the easiest European countries to explore by rail, it’s important to remember that some countries are more hassle-free to explore than others. Although some o...

These Are the Best Events in Europe in December

16-10-2017

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Traveling through Europe in December is not just about snowcapped mountains and festive markets. Though you’re there in the middle of winter, there is a lot on the go around the co...