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2 August 2016
Nicknamed the City of Dreaming Spires by poet Matthew Arnold for its harmonious university architecture, Oxford is nevertheless much more than just its acclaimed academy. Docent Emily Knight, local resident and PhD candidate at Trinity College, shares her favourite facts about the eccentric city she calls home.
15 June 2016
Tartan is synonymous with Scottish identity, and the focus of many a myth. We’ve woven together the top ten things to know about Scotland’s famous fabric, and smashed some stereotypes along the way.
17 May 2016
These neighborhoods give you 5 great reasons to leave Rome’s historic center and explore.
6 May 2016
In the List of Popes, These Are the 5 Greatest Since the declaration of Habemus Papam – we have a…
15 April 2016
Boston: From the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall to the Union Oyster House and All Points In-between One of the…
4 April 2016
Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…
1 April 2016
Great things come in fours. Good luck requires four leaves on a clover, four seasons round out the personality of…
17 March 2016
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Contextuals here at Context Travel! Whether your family hails from the Emerald Isle or…
15 March 2016
Our insider tips for visiting the Orsay museum in Paris, a world-class collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
10 March 2016
Bangkok: a city of layers. Shiny skyscrapers reflect gilded temples. Skytrains speed above above chugging canal boats, while the MRT’s…
12 February 2016
London expert Sheila shares her time in London, full of discoveries and hidden finds.
21 January 2016
What’s in a name? We look at the history behind the naming of Berlin’s biggest squares and boulevards.
10 December 2015
We spotlight Charles II, the eccentric last monarch of the Spanish Habsburgs.
6 December 2015
December 8 begins a Jubilee Year in Rome. We take you through the history and what to expect.
3 December 2015
Some insider tips on what makes Milan special during the month of December.