Author Archives: Jay Lakshman

Jay Lakshman

About Jay Lakshman

As co-owner of On the Go Tours - Jay travels the world - a lot! He's more often out and about discovering new places, uncovering hidden gems and planning new tours than back at the office. 'It's all hard work' he lamely protests! What Jay finds most fascinating about travel is us - humanity - 'We're all the same, yet we are all very different' says Jay - 'and for me, that's the most intriguing and wonderful aspect of travelling our world'. His top travel tip - 'As the Buddha says - take the middle path! Nothing like a few creature comforts along the road less travelled ...'.

Video of the week – the colours of Sri Lanka …

Ah … Sri Lanka! Watch the world go by in this uplifting short film by Michal Krumpár on his 3 week trip there.  It’s got a little bit of everything – the hustle and bustle of local life, cows lazing by, amazing … Continue reading

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Video of the week – Incredible India

  Beautifully filmed by one of our very own travellers – Andrew Kirby, Incredible India tells the story of a young couple and their journey by railway across Northern India. The adventure spans from the majestic foothills of the Himalayas … Continue reading

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A journey up Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak

  Our very own Charlie Bridger attempted the climb up Kilimanjaro last year with her brother to mark his 50th birthday. They took the Machame route up – and as Charlie says, it a bit of a tough old trek, but certainly possible for … Continue reading

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Video of the week: On tour in India

Here’s a short preview on travelling to India with On the Go on a group tour.  

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Cooking up a storm in sunny Goa!

On my recent trip to India, I dropped in to see Judy Cardoza – who runs our cooking school set in a beautiful Portuguese villa, right on the banks of the Mandovi river in central Goa. Before we sat down … Continue reading

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Online at the top of the world!

If you’re headed for Mt Everest base camp you’ll no longer need expensive satellite phones to keep in touch.  Ncell, a private Nepalese telecomms firm, took high speed internet facilities to the top of the world last Thursday, launching 3G … Continue reading

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Freedom tastes of reality….

I’m at the airport, reflecting on my time in St Petersburg before the quick flight back to London.  It’s been an inspiring and energising trip.  You can’t escape the vibe of St Petes – cosmopolitan, very European and inescapably Russian … Continue reading

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