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?

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…