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

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 ...

The Best Places to Celebrate Carnival in Europe

13-02-2020

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If you’re new to the concept of Carnival in Europe, here’s a quick breakdown. It’s a popular event that takes place each year before the season of Lent, which usually falls somewhe...

7 National Holidays in Europe to Experience

16-01-2020

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A good party or celebration is never very far away in Europe. Most countries embrace large international holidays, and then fill the gaps with their own local traditions and nation...

Best Events in Europe in August

04-07-2019

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August’s predictably warm weather means one thing – it’s the perfect time for outdoor festivals. Over the course of the month you can expect a range of events such as live music, s...

Best Events in Europe in July

20-06-2019

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Summer is in full swing in July in Europe, which can only mean one thing – it’s festival time. Cities across the continent stop what they’re doing to celebrate all-time classics an...

Things to do in Split

13-06-2019

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The first time I travelled to Croatia I didn’t make it to the coast. For various reasons I got stuck in Zagreb, and spent three days moping around the capital until I retreated to ...

Best Events in Europe in June

23-05-2019

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June may just be the best month of the year to explore Europe by rail, especially if you’re looking to soak up culture, music, and street festivals. With warmer temperatures sweepi...