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23 May 2014

Anna Greenspan on Shanghai’s Future

In anticipation of her new book, Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade, we speak with docent Anna Greenspan about the city’s future.

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The Huangpu River and a sliver of the Bund skyline

10 April 2014

Practical Facts: How to Visit a Temple

Here’s our guide to how to visit temples and shrines in China and Japan.

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25 January 2014

Ringing in the Year of the Horse

As we begin the Year of the Horse, we share some history and background on how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.

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17 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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28 August 2013

Practical Facts: Shopping in China

Shopping in China? Learn what to buy and what to skip.

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16 July 2013

Tea 101: China

Our experts give you an introductory lesson to understanding tea in China.

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3 April 2013

10 Tips for Dining in China Like a Local

Follow our tips and dine like a local in China.

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Experiment with regional cuisines, like Sichuan.

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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12 November 2012

Shanghai Cuisine with Christopher St. Cavish

An interview with food writer, former chef, and Context docent Christopher St. Cavish takes you inside the delicious world of Shanghai’s cuisine.

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Pork-and-hairy crab soup dumplings (xiaolong bao), at Jia Jia Tangbao. 19.5rmb. November 2009. Shanghai. Photo by Christopher St. Cavish

31 July 2012

5 Reasons to Visit M50 Art Zone in Shanghai

We sat down with Marissa Fox, a young curator in Shanghai, to chat about the city’s contemporary art scene, what’s…

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Art in Shanghai

18 July 2012

Putting Context into China

Few things have been as thrilling for me at Context as opening our China branches this year in Shanghai and…

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Tours in Shanghai

12 June 2012

Chatting the Future with Anna Greenspan

Futurist Anna Greenspan leads our new Accelerated City walk in Shanghai, a look at China’s economic and political growth. A…

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11 May 2012

China Visas – What You Need to Know

What to do when you need a visa to China and you have not planned in advance.

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29 February 2012

A Day in Shanghai

On a small plot of land wedged between the southern end of the Bund and a densely packed neighborhood of…

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Getting lot in the labyrinth of Shanghai