The Urban Heartbeat Global Commute

The Urban Heartbeat Global Commute

Urban Heartbeat is taking you on a global commute to see what’s happening in the world’s greatest cities. Hear locals from all corners of the globe discuss how they get around in their own city. There's some handy travel tips in there as well for those who are keen to visit the places we chat about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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June 6, 2021 26 min
You'd have a hard task ahead of you if you were asked to find a more visually stunning city than Rio. This is an incredible intersection of mountains, the ocean, rainforests and an urban blend of glitzy buildings alongside vertical labyrinths in the form of communities (favelas). Joining us to tell us all about all the happenings on the Rio subway network, we are chatting with Patricia, a proud Carioca (person from Rio). She...
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As one of the most chaotic places in South America, if not the world, Buenos Aires is a mishmash of so many things. South America meets Europe, rich meets poor, beautiful meets ugly, disorganised meets organised and chaos meets calm. We spoke with local friend of the show Fernando in November 2020, who as you will hear reflected on what had been a different time in this usually bustling metropolis. Fernando gives some great tips of...
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May 10, 2021 25 min
Beijing is a carefully laid out city, and it needs to be to cater to its approximate 21 million residents. One of those born and bred residents is Kai, a lover of tennis and sports in general. He's sharing with us his experiences of commuting in the Chinese capital, which has over 700km of metro tracks and six major ring roads keeping people moving across the city. Hear some of the unique happenings on the Beijing Metro and enj...
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January 3, 2021 22 min
On this episode we chat with Damali, a Brooklynite who has spent her fair share of time on the NYC Subway in her life. Hear all about what it's like taking one of the world's biggest subway networks. Damali shares insight into what it was like being in NYC in the summer of 2020 as the city was recovering from a tumultuous spring, and the differences in travelling around the city from pre-pandemic to mid-pandemic.

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