Urban Travel Blog

Author: Ben Rhodes

Bon vivant and amateur trumpet player, Ben likes to see as much of the world as possible, when he’s not busy saving it from behind his desk in London. Read more about Ben.

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For over a week in August every year Budapest’s Old Buda island becomes a utopia of music, games and revelry for nearly half a million to enjoy. We send Ben Rhodes to discover the reality of raving it up at Sziget… The organisers of Sziget festival describe it as “an…

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Fans of The Crystal Maze and the Saw movies should hotstep to Hungary pronto… the Exit Games phenomenon has spread like wildfire throughout the capital, says Ben Rhodes, bringing claustrophobic kicks to Budapest. “Try moving the chess pieces so the crow flies down with the key… Now use the magnetic…

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It’s altitude not attitude that matters in Budapest these days, with a host of high rise watering holes bringing new life to the bar scene. Ben Rhodes selects his favourites… When our ever-smiling guide Elza, of Budapest Underguide, told us that the next bar we were heading to only opened…

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Our resident hedonist Ben Rhodes reports back from the Budapest Essentials festival, a city-wide fiesta… that mercifully doesn’t involve tents, mosquitoes or wellies. If you have already travelled to the Hungarian capital, you will likely agree with my fellow Urban Travel Blogger Stuart Wadsworth that “Budapest is a city which demands…

After exploring the nightlife of Dubai, and braving the wilderness on a desert safari, what better way for a blogger to reward himself than a refreshing cup of tea in the clouds? Ben Rhodes has bags of fun at the Burj Khalifa. At first glance, the tallest building in the…