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21 July 2015

125 Years On: The Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh

As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.


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Self-Portrait, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

3 June 2015

Five Reasons to Visit Milan

We give you five good reasons to visit our newest city in Italy – Milan.


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The never-ending Duomo

15 May 2015

Deep Travel at TBEX

Our firsthand account of our time at TBEX Costa Brava….from an unexpected guest blogger.


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25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

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.


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A patrol of armed women in 1945

7 March 2015

Rome and Our Four Favorite Hidden Museums

Join us and our docents in a series of intimate museum lectures at four of our favorite off-the-beaten-path museums in Rome


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Centrale Montemartini

9 December 2014

Hanukkah in Budapest

Our docent and Jewish culture expert Kata Vincze takes us on a journey through Hanukkah in the Hungarian capital.


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7 December 2014

Insider Guide: Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Our local experts offer the inside story of Central Europe’s best Christmas Markets.


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Courtesy Wien Info

2 December 2014

Seasonal Cocktail Tips with Forest Collins

Paris-based cocktail expert Forest Collins shares her advice for the perfect holiday cocktail and the special recipe made specially for Context!


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11 November 2014

Four Sites to Commemorate WWI in and around Paris

With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.


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Visages de la Guerre exhibit

22 April 2014

Vienna’s Unofficial Mascot: Dürer’s ‘Young Hare’

Vienna docent and art historian Lisa Regan, reports on the Albertina’s new exhibition, which has one of Dürer’s iconic images on display through June 29th.


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Albertina, via Wiki Commons

6 April 2014

Inside Slow Art Day, an Interview with Claire Bown

Slow Art Day is a global event that has taken place annually for the last five years across the globe. We interview Amsterdam Docent Claire Bown to find out more.


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Cathedra by Barnett Newman, via Wiki Commons

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

13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe


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Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

11 December 2013

5 Christmas Mass Options in Rome

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be wondering which service to attend in Rome. We have your answers here.


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St Peter's at Christmas © Bruce McAdam

23 November 2013

Passports with Purpose 2013: Bloggers Making a Difference

Learn about Passports with Purpose and win some great travel prizes for a good cause.


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8 November 2013

Did You Know? 9 Facts to Celebrate the London Tube’s 150th Anniversary

As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.


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