Category Archive: Taking a Tour

These posts will be about the tours we do.

Sep 28

A Walk in Our Backyard – Manuel Antonio National Park

One of the first things we do when we arrive at a new destination and move into our ‘home’ is to explore our surrounding neighbourhood. As our latest ‘home away from home’ is in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, it made sense to begin exploring our own backyard, the Manuel Antonio National Park. And what an …

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Sep 06

A Street Food Tour of Mexico City

We’ve always loved street food. One of our earliest food memories of Mexico City is the smell of corn tortillas on the street, long before food was banned from being sold on the historic centre sidewalks. In the Middle East, where we’ve been based for over a decade, we’re smitten with the shawarma, we’d go …

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Aug 08

Why You Need to Walk More: a Conversation with Context

We first used Context a couple of years ago when we were working on some stories in Rome. We were just starting to develop Grantourismo then, and in a way Context was part of our experiment. We wanted to see if walking tours such as those offered by Context could be a way for people to …

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Aug 08

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, at all quality and price levels, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American, but we still didn’t quite ‘get’ New York food. And …

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Aug 02

Lower East Side Immigrant Stories at the Tenement Museum

Each day as we walk through Alphabet City and the East Village, our ‘home’ for two weeks, the main language we hear on the streets and in the grocery stores is Spanish. A large percentage of the local population is from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and every restaurant kitchen seems to be …

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