Andrew Thompson

Andrew is a freelance writer living in Cape Town, South Africa. His work covers a range of topics, but in recent years he's focused primarily on European rail travel. Every year Andrew spends a few months exploring the continent by train to research and write articles about regions, countries, cities, and the best rail routes that connect them. You can see more of Andrew's work on his website, The Rail Diaries.

In the shadow of Monte Rosa: a travel journey from a remote Italian alpine village

South Africa’s wealth divide analyzed through impressive aerial photographs

5 amazing trails for summiting Table Mountain

Inside the Otter Trail: is this the world’s best 5 day hike?

14 photographs from a beautiful (and cheap) day trip to Capri

12 images from the best European train route – for only $27

12 unforgettable moments from a two week rail trip through Portugal

11 photos that will make you want to visit Croatia right now

6 amazing Slovenian towns you can reach by train

Five incredible small European towns you can visit by rail

I travelled across Europe with two disposable cameras. This is why every photographer should try it.

From Rome to Amalfi by train: A gallery of an epic trip through Italy

4 of the most scenic train routes through Switzerland

I just traveled 3,300 miles through Europe. These were my favorite moments.

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