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

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 ...

10 night trains you want to be on at midnight

17-01-2019

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If you’ve never done it before, spending the night aboard a train might seem a bit odd. For most, the driving factors for train travel in Europe is the scenery, which you obv...

These Are the Best Events in Europe in December

22-11-2018

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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...

Follow the Fun – A Eurail Detour to Poland

08-11-2018

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Poland was never even on my radar. Berlin was, and that’s where I found myself after two months of Eurailing across the continent. The German capital had been a key target from the...

Best Events in Europe in November

31-10-2018

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When the calendar changes to November, you know winter is fast approaching. But don’t despair! There are still plenty of things on the go across the continent. There are fest...