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13 May 2015

Food Culture of the Italian Renaissance

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.

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Luisa Grigoletto  |  2 Comments

Dosso Dossi, Witchcraft

6 May 2015

5 Reasons to Skip the Tower of London

We share a few oasis’s in the city to help you forget the crowds inside popular London sites.

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Emily Knight  |  No Comments

Chelsea Physic Garden
Photo: Chuck b

4 May 2015

The Story Behind Goya’s May 1808 Paintings

Spain manager Sara shares the story behind Goya’s haunting works “The 2nd of May 1808″ and “The 3rd of May 1808″, which hang in the Museo del Prado.

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Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

"El dos de mayo de 1808 en Madrid" by Francisco Goya - Museo del Prado, Madrid. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

1 May 2015

Ringtrasse: Vienna’s Promenade of Palaces

May 1 is the 150th anniversary of Vienna’s Ringstrasse. Join us on a fascinating journey through its history.

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Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Museums of Natural History and Art History

28 April 2015

Athens Beyond the Acropolis

Don’t limited yourself to the Acropolis in Athens. We give you a few good reasons to go out and explore other areas of the city.

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Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Athens Beyond The Acropolis

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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Eleonora Fuser  |  2 Comments

A patrol of armed women in 1945

22 April 2015

Beers & Wines of Central Europe

We look at the best beers and wines of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna with our experts.

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Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Pilsner Urquell at Cafe Savoy

17 April 2015

Le Bon Marché: The Other French Revolution

We look at the history behind Le Bon Marché and other department stores, telling the story of how they revolutionized Parisian fashion.

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Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments

Up and Down.

14 April 2015

4 Reasons to Explore Tuscany

We look at Tuscany, our newest program in Italy, with all its incredible art, architecture, food, and wine.

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Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

View of the Val d'Orcia

9 April 2015

Docent, in a Word

Paul shares the story behind the meaning of the word docent and why it’s so important to Context.

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Paul Bennett  |  4 Comments

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2 April 2015

Alternative Rio Vistas

A slideshow depicting some hills in Rio which provide alternative viewpoints to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ Redeemer.

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Lily Heise  |  2 Comments

Dois Irmaos

21 March 2015

TBEX Deep Travel Blogger Contest

Are you a blogger going to TBEX? Join our contest and win some special prizes.

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Natalie Holmes  |  1 Comment

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19 March 2015

Five Off-Beat French Cheeses

Looking to try something new in Paris? Docent and culinary expert Preston Mohr shares five offbeat cheeses to nibble on your next trip.

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Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments

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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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Sophie  |  2 Comments

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11 March 2015

From Paris to Rio with Lily Heise

Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.

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Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Lily Great Wall

9 March 2015

Why You Should Visit Istanbul in 2015

Istanbul manager Katie gives us a personal look into why you should visit the city in 2015.

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Katie Nadworny  |  6 Comments

Rainbow Steps in Cihangir