Experience

Stop gawping for a while and learn to live the city instead! In these “Experience” features we send our intrepid journalists to investigate everything from funky festivals and fiestas, bizarre traditions and original / alternative tours. See what they got up to… maybe you’d like to do the same?

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There’s no need to gallop off into the countryside, because here in Rome horse-riding is going urban. We sent our local correspondent Giulia Riva to saddle an Italian stallion and find out more… Like every little girl growing up, I used to love unicorns and horses. While it proved impossible…

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Where once a river ran through it, now 9 kms of park snake through the heart of the city. The Editor explores Valencia’s green belt by bike, finishing the day at the sensational City of Arts and Sciences… It’s T-shirt weather in Valencia in December, as I pedal from my hotel to the nearby Turia…

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Passing through Casablanca first, Josh Ferry Woodard journeys on to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, where he gets an eye-opening and “spirited” tour of the ancient Kasbah district… My Moroccan adventure began in Marrakech. But not in the convoluted back alleys of the Medina where snails are boiled in cauldrons, oranges are pulverised…

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What can one expect from an art tour? A guided view of the city’s most famous museums and galleries? Marissa Tejada finds an activity in Athens that promises to dig deeper… Hidden in the flow of the crowds that pack St. Irene Square, Athens’ latest day and night hotspot, I…

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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…