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In Context
Our insights for visiting the great cities of the world.
Jan. 17, 2020
When it comes to cheese, the French get all the glory. And—while they certainly have a rightful claim to fromage prowess—we think that British cheese is equally intriguing. Cheesemaking (and more importantly, cheese eating), afte... Read More
Jan. 17, 2020
With nearly 4 million visitors a year, the London Eye is the U.K’s most popular paid tourist attraction. Yet—for our money—we find that it offers precious little in the way of understanding the great teeming metropolis that inspi... Read More
Jan. 16, 2020
Charles de Gaulle once reputedly mused, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” While we’re sure it’s difficult, we can’t help but point out that we never heard Queen Elizabeth or Churchill complaining a... Read More
Jan. 14, 2020
London is one of our favorite cities to revisit. To crib from funnyman Stephen Fry, London actually contains a teeming multitude of cities—from barbaric to civilised, common to royal, vulgar to processional—there’s a flavor (or, ... Read More
Jan. 10, 2020
The new year is a natural time of reflection, and one of last year’s events that we can’t quite shake is the acqua alta that devastated Venice in November. Like many, we watched the fifty year record-breaking flooding in Venice w... Read More

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