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5 August 2015
So large in scope, we break down the different sections of the Great Wall of China and what they have to offer.
25 November 2014
Concerned about pollution in Beijing? We separate fact from fiction and give our best advice for why pollution fears shouldn’t make you skip a visit to China’s capital.
19 September 2014
We break down the best ways to traverse Beijing during your next visit.
10 June 2014
From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.
10 April 2014
Here’s our guide to how to visit temples and shrines in China and Japan.
18 March 2014
Beijing docent Claire Cuccio shares the secrets of Luilichang, a thriving enclave of artisan culture close to the Forbidden City.
18 February 2014
Looking to learn more about Beijing’s history? Discover our top ten books about China’s capital city.
25 January 2014
As we begin the Year of the Horse, we share some history and background on how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.
17 January 2014
Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.
8 December 2013
Ready for the holidays? So are we! We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…
20 November 2013
What numbers tell a story in the Forbidden City?
28 August 2013
Shopping in China? Learn what to buy and what to skip.
22 June 2013
What makes Berlin and Beijing two capitals of contemporary art? Our docents help us find the answer.
3 April 2013
Follow our tips and dine like a local in China.
13 March 2013
Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.