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OTG Team

About OTG Team

We're an international team of travellers - based all over the world - London, Brisbane, Vancouver, New York, Johannesburg, Cairo, Auckland, Sydney .... and a few more! We're English, Australian, Indian, Canadian, Polish, Czech, South African and New Zealanders too .... And we travel the world - a lot! Be it for work, pleasure - or often both - our collective travel experiences are extensive ... and through our blog, we are now able to share all our adventures and insights with you. We hope you enjoy our posts!

The Alaskan road trip

  Nicknamed the Last Frontier, Alaska is America‘s northern most state with everything from icy glaciers and volcanic valleys to lush rainforest and rugged sea cliffs. The perfect destination for nature lovers, here you can go trekking along mountain trails, hike across a … Continue reading

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Turkey Unplugged

  Turkey was a new destination for Lena Nielson and somewhere she admits hadn’t been high on her bucket list in recent years. However, after spending ten incredible days touring around this beautiful country on our Turkey Unplugged tour she says it now ranks as one … Continue reading

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10 interesting things about the Terracotta Warriors

  Just outside of Xi’an, the incredible discovery of Emperor Qin’s underground army in 1974 put this Chinese city on the map and simply cannot be missed on any visit here. But how much do you really know about this famous subterranean … Continue reading

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Magical Mexico

  With archaeological ruins aplenty, pretty colonial towns, stunning landscapes, tropical beaches and vibrant cities, Mexico cannot fail to enchant and inspire with its wealth of diverse and wonderful sights. This week’s video pick showcases the best of Mexico City … Continue reading

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A first timer’s guide to Egypt

  In May our own Kate Filer travelled to Egypt on our 14 day King Ramses tour, the perfect trip for a first time visitor to Egypt. Now is the ideal time to visit Egypt as you can experience the amazing sights … Continue reading

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Under the spell of Hoi An

  Sitting back in Hoi An after many years absence, it’s comforting to know that this ancient town remains as it was in my memory – enchanting, says Lisa McCowan. Back in Hoi An as part of the 10 day Very … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: The Holy City

  With 5000 years of history, Jerusalem is an ancient city venerated by the three great monotheistic regions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The many churches, synagogues and mosques dotted around the city are testament to the city’s religious importance, … Continue reading

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Sunsets around the world

  There’s something about sunsets…and we just can’t get enough of them! This week’s photo showcase is dedicated to simply stunning, breathtaking and awe-inspiring sunsets around the world. From the plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara and the hilltop Acropolis in Greece, … Continue reading

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Where East meets West

  Touching down in Turkey I had a feeling I was going to enjoy discovering this new destination, but what I did not expect was for it to be as amazing as it was, says Sunet van der Merwe who travelled … Continue reading

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Best places to visit in August

  The eleventh part in a twelve part series on the best places to visit when. August is all about exploring the Canadian wilderness, watching the spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower in Jordan, tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda and enjoying the spectacular … Continue reading

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