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1 June 2015

Exploring Fener and Balat

Historically home to the city’s Greeks and Jews, Fener and Balat are two of Istanbul’s most beautiful and cultural neighborhoods.

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The steep streets of Fener and Balat are often used for film shoots, since they still feel like "Old Istanbul."

23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.

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Aix-en-Provence

18 May 2015

How to Tackle Nara

Just 30 minutes from Kyoto, Nara makes an easy day trip.

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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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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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Chelsea Physic Garden
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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