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23 May 2015
To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.
15 May 2015
Our firsthand account of our time at TBEX Costa Brava….from an unexpected guest blogger.
13 May 2015
Three of our Italy docents explain what we can learn about 16th-century food traditions and habits by looking at the art from that period.
6 May 2015
We share a few oasis’s in the city to help you forget the crowds inside popular London sites.
25 April 2015
When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.
14 April 2015
We look at Tuscany, our newest program in Italy, with all its incredible art, architecture, food, and wine.
9 April 2015
Paul shares the story behind the meaning of the word docent and why it’s so important to Context.
2 April 2015
A slideshow depicting some hills in Rio which provide alternative viewpoints to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ Redeemer.
11 March 2015
Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.
9 March 2015
Istanbul manager Katie gives us a personal look into why you should visit the city in 2015.
28 February 2015
From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…
24 February 2015
A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.
2 January 2015
We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.
9 December 2014
Our docent and Jewish culture expert Kata Vincze takes us on a journey through Hanukkah in the Hungarian capital.
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.