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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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I'm trying to gauge the width of the Ljubljanica river. I think it could be 20 to 25 metres across. Worryingly then, the five metre swimming badge I earned in primary school (still one of my proudest achievements) will not be enough to save me in the likely event that I take a plunge right in the middle of the waters.

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Sherlock Holmes used it to defeat Moriaty at the Reisenbach Falls, but what exactly is Bartitsu and is it still relevant today? We arm Michael Bailey with a cloak, umbrella and top hat and send him to find out… After not contributing to Urban Travel Blog for some time I…

bogota-cafes-coffee

For years Colombians have exported all their best beans, preferring to sip on sugary ‘tinto’ instead of real coffee. In Bogota however a revolution is brewing, and James Pengelley is keen to meet those who are stirring it up… The first word on most peoples’ lips when conversation turns to…

antiques-and-boutiques-barcelona

We’ve all followed a man with an umbrella around a city’s major sights, but Barcelona now offers a slew of specialist tours. Marissa Tejada signs up for a shopping tour, that incorporates design, fashion and food into its agenda… To block the glare of the Mediterranean sun, personal tour guide…

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Whilst some freizes still steadfastedly refuse to return to Athens (*cough cough British Museum), Marissa Tejada is happy to report that frozen yogurt at least has made its way back home… Any yogurt vs. Greek yogurt. Yes – there’s a difference. Greeks love their version which is luxuriously thick and creamy. These…