Word of Mouth: 7th District, Budapest

Vintage shops, creative hangouts and delectable ice cream in our guide to navigating Hungary’s diverse capital

by Anya Lawrence In the midst of a cultural upheaval, Budapest is rapidly becoming the vibrant creative mecca of Central Europe. Its plentiful offering of baroque thermal baths and classically beautiful architecture alongside a bevy of superb yet affordable eateries has long made the Hungarian capital high on the list of European cities worth a visit. However a growing cycling scene on the rise (akin …

Rebuilding Budapest’s Skateboard Scene

Balázs Jassek refurbishes a skatepark and films a documentary with the help of Vodafone's "Firsts" campaign

In spite of what the stadium hosted competitions, televised events and billboard cameos may portray, much of the core skateboard industry is suffering. To combat this, a sub-sect of small, independent brands have popped up both stateside and in Northern Europe, pushing skateboarding to return to its roots as a DIY-driven creative outlet. Hoping to catch this wave and encourage the youth of his native …