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16 March 2015

Practical Facts: Using Shanghai’s Metro

Scared of the metro in Shanghai? Don’t be. We have a quick guide to make things easy on you.


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2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

5 August 2014

TCM and Eating to Beat the Heat in China

Learn a bit more about the principles of hot and cold food in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


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©Stacy Spensley

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.


Sophie  |  3 Comments


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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©Jeffery DelViscio

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…


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


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.


Sophie  |  1 Comment


3 April 2013

10 Tips for Dining in China Like a Local

Follow our tips and dine like a local in China.


Christopher St. Cavish  |  No Comments

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.


Whitney Webster  |  4 Comments

Parisian cafe

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.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

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…


Paul Bennett  |  1 Comment

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…


Paul Bennett  |  No Comments

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…


Paul Bennett  |  2 Comments

Context Shanghai guide Anna Greenspan