Budapest

budapest-essentials-fest

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…

ruin-pubs-budapest-review

Originally semi-legal bars set up in abandoned courtyards, Budapest's kerts have been the city's favourite summer hang outs for well over a decade. But today these so called 'ruin pubs' are evolving into much more than beer gardens..

hungarian-fashion-brands

From eyewear to footwear (and not forgetting homeware), Budapest is proudly flaunting its domestic design talent. Our local correspondent Monika Jones runs down five of her favourite places to do a little shopping… Hungary has brought to life some of the world’s most innovative designs, including the rather handy ballpoint pen –…

budapest-city-breaks

Cultural influences from both East and West have left their mark on Hungary’s capital, from the grand cafes of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to neglected statues of one-time Soviet heroes. Stuart Wadsworth delves into Budapest. Centre of Europe, grand old dame of the Habsburg Empire, inventor of ‘Goulash Communism’ and, more…

This week at Urban Travel Blog we thought we’d feature something a little more fun than usual by publishing photos of some of our favourite cities in (fake) miniature. According to the fount of all knowledge, by blurring parts of a photo it is possible to “simulate the shallow depth…