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25 April 2016

Positive Impacts of Tourism

Travel Broadens the Mind. Can tourism bring down walls? In short, can travel broaden the mind? Student Travel – Positive…

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Destyni and Ana at Eiffel Tower

4 April 2016

How to Tour Westminster Abbey

  Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…

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17 March 2016

The Best Craic In Dublin

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Contextuals here at Context Travel!  Whether your family hails from the Emerald Isle or…

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Dublin

10 March 2016

Say Wat? 3 Bangkok Must See Temples

Bangkok: a city of layers. Shiny skyscrapers reflect gilded temples. Skytrains speed above above chugging canal boats, while the MRT’s…

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8 March 2016

Getting Around Athens – Sightseeing by foot, taxi or metro

Athens is a charming and compact city that is easy to explore by foot, by metro, or by taxi.

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Acropolis

11 January 2016

Surprising Archaeological Finds in Istanbul

Istanbul is full of archaeological ruins that are discovered by accident. With such a wealth of culture underground, it’s easy to be surprised.

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Istanbul

4 January 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Italy This Winter

We give you 5 reasons to spend your winter in Italy, a season when the peninsula comes to life.

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Home made gnocchi by Context docent Patrizia Cantini in Florence

12 November 2015

What Not to Miss in Naples, from the locals’ perspective

Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.

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Bay of Naples, photo by  Luigi Scuderi for Context Travel

7 October 2015

Hong Kong: Yesterday and Today

We look at the rapid urbanization of Hong Kong over the past 30 years.

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Hong Kong Now and Then

Photo credits: (top) China Mike / (bottom) Lily Heise

5 July 2015

Urban Archaeology: Stories from the Birth of Berlin

Join us on a visual tour through our brand new urban archaeology walk, which uncovers how Berlin rose from the marshes to become a metropolis so crucial to world history.

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Nikolaiviertel

3 June 2015

Five Reasons to Visit Milan

We give you five good reasons to visit our newest city in Italy – Milan.

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The never-ending Duomo

23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.

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Aix-en-Provence

7 January 2015

The Rediscovery of Istanbul’s Spectacular Basilica Cistern

It’s hard to imagine that a famous tourist attraction in a major city might ever be hidden and inaccessible, but that was nearly the fate of the famous Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.

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Basilica Cistern, via Wiki Commons

6 November 2014

The Treasures of Berlin’s Pergamon Museum

Though the eponymous Pergamon Altar has now closed until 2019, there’s still plenty of treasures to explore in this world-class museum.

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Ishtar Gate

25 October 2014

Four Greek Myths to Know Before Visiting Athens

Our top four Greek myths and the sites that tie in to them in Athens.

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Erechtheion, from the south; via Wiki Commons

19 August 2014

Celebrating Augustus, Rome’s First Emperor

On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death, we discuss his legacy in Rome with archeologist Giulia Facchin.

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