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 Cities in Europe for Urban Exploration

05-04-2018

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Not inspired by traditional museums or moved by panoramic vistas? Then turn your attention to other equally fascinating and impressive sights in the form of Europe’s abandoned buil...

Friendliest cities in Europe

29-03-2018

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Friendliness of a city is not an easy thing to gauge. Anyone who’s done some traveling will tell you that you usually only get out of a city what you put in. In a positive mood aft...

5 Incredible Day Trips from Paris

22-03-2018

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It’s hard to imagine leaving Paris for anything but a very, very good reason. The city is worthy of all the praise that it receives, and it would be easy to spend a lifetime there ...

Best Day Trips from Barcelona

01-03-2018

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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most vibrant and diverse cities. You could spend a lifetime in the city and never tire of its charm and beauty. Whether you’re looking for culture, his...

10 Packing Tips for Rail Travelers

26-02-2018

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So you’ve decided to take a train trip through Europe. You’ve booked your plane tickets, secured your Eurail Pass, figured out a rough itinerary, and are now just a few days from d...

The Best of France’s West Coast by Train

22-02-2018

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France’s west coast may not have global fame among rail travellers. And yet with several easy routes, and some picturesque historical towns and cities to explore, it may perhaps be...