Trend

From pop up restaurants in London and the rise of coffee culture in Colombia, to eating frozen yoghurt in Athens and stand up paddling in Ljubljana we report on the latest trends, fads and original things to do in cities around the world. Keep your finger on the pulse with Urban Travel Blog.

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Miniature theatres, micro plays, private rooftop concerts and peer to peer living room performances are all helping to create a newly intimate cultural scene in Seville. Local journalist Mary Biles investigates.  As a tourist it’s normal to look for things that take your breath away and generally the real breath robbers tend…

sneaker-pimps

Custom painted sneakers, upcycled skateboards and Romanian designed streetwear… Duncan Rhodes calls in on the Sole & Shape expo and meets the cool kids on the cutting edge of Bucharest’s urban fashion. Oh God those Romanian shots are strong, I lament, dragging myself with great difficulty from under the eider of…

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Click click zoom. Duncan Rhodes is given a license to mill around Barcelona’s streets and shoot up anything that gets in his way. Join him on the creative tourism bandwagon in the photogenic capital of Catalonia. I’m crouched down behind the plastic slides of a playground, lying in wait, my…

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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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Ljubljana's Libraries Under The Treetops are, contrary to societal norms, spacious, green, airy, oxygen infused affairs of relaxed bookish camaraderie. These ad hoc athenaeums spring up every summer in the Slovenia capital in an ever increasing number of leafy locations...