Urban Travel Blog

Author: Stuart Wadsworth

Based in Krakow, Poland, Stuart has spent the last decade exploring Central and Eastern Europe, reporting for Urban Travel Blog, Rough Guides and his own blog The Art of Budget Travel.

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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…

baku-travel-guide

In the final of a series of guides on the Caucasian capitals, our ever-roving reporter Stuart Wadsworth introduces us to Baku, an oil-rich boomtown on the Caspian sea. Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, the most populous of the three Caucasian capitals with around two million inhabitants, has come a long way…

yerevan-travel

Stuart Wadsworth reports on Armenia’s cognac capital, Yerevan, enjoying a glass or two of brandy as he calls in on the Central Bazaar food market, the impressive Cascade steps and even a Beatles tribute bar… In the shadow of the fabled Mount Ararat, Yerevan stands at a crossroads between Asian…

tbilisi-travel-guide

On the cusp of Europe and Asia, Tbilisi offers a fascinating glimpse into a rapidly changing post-Soviet city, with echoes of a grand past. Stuart Wadsworth takes a midnight flight to Georgia… Flying in the first thing you see is the TV mast: a huge, flashing monument which President Sakashvili…

lviv-city-break

A grand mix of Russian, Polish and Austrian influences, Stuart Wadsworth returns to Lviv and discovers that Ukraine’s “Lion City” is ready to roar again. Read on for his top tips… There are some cities in Eastern Europe which defy logic. Lviv to Ukrainians, Lwow to Poles, Lvov to Russians,…