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

6 of the Best European Cities for Nature Lovers

09-10-2017

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Many travelers find themselves divided between nature and cities. In many cases, you can only have one or the other. But look a little harder, and you’ll find beautiful parks, tran...

Paris for the Second Time: What to Do?

05-10-2017

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Paris is one of the greatest cities in Europe. The allure of this iconic destination means that for many visitors, a single visit just isn’t enough. It’s also a popular transportat...

How To See Spain In 2 Weeks (By Train)

21-09-2017

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By now you’ve probably heard all the great reviews about Spain. The tales of beautiful beaches, a perfect climate, unbeatable tapas, the constant flow of sangria, and never-ending ...

Solo Travel Stories: The Benefits of Going Alone

18-09-2017

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Anyone who’s done it will tell you – there’s something pretty incredible about traveling alone. Actually, there are several things incredible about it. Sure, nothing quite beats sh...

Best Events in Europe in November

11-09-2017

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It’s almost November in Europe, and that means winter is fast approaching. But don’t despair! There are still plenty of things on the go across the continent. There are festi...

Your Guide to Train Travel in Slovenia

07-09-2017

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Slovenia is best known for its splendid natural beauty. You’ll find mountains, lakes, ski resorts, characterful towns, manageable cities, and an efficient and comprehensive railway...

8 Things to Do in Belgrade for First-Timers

31-08-2017

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Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a city on the rise. It’s had tough reviews in the past, with some claiming that it lacks beauty or charm, but I beg to differ. This intriguing c...