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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!

Flow through Istanbul

In 1632, Hezarfen flew from the very top of the Galata Tower and soared across the Bosphorus. And so the Turks learnt how to fly…So starts the narration of this week’s video pick, an inspirational short film that takes you … Continue reading

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Wildlife, temples and tea plantations in Sri Lanka

Our own Di Bignell recently returned to Sri Lanka where she was able to experience the diverse natural beauty, history and culture for this tropical Tear Drop Isle for the second time. Travelling on our Colombo Caves and Kandy tour, Di spent eight … Continue reading

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Discovering the Great Wall of China

As a land of dragons and emperors with thousands of years of cultural heritage, China undoubtedly captures a traveller’s imagination, says our own Lisa McCowan. But by far the country’s most alluring attraction is its legendary Great Wall – here Lisa shares with us … Continue reading

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Thailand in 158 cuts

  How many cuts does it take to capture the essence of Thailand on film? Well the videographer behind this week’s video pick managed to do it in 158. This wonderful compilation of shots showcases the vibrancy and allure of Thailand, from … Continue reading

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Land of the Incas and bowler hats

  As the heart of the erstwhile Inca Empire and home to charming colonial towns, colourful Andean culture and spectacular natural wonders, it is no wonder why Peru is one of South America’s most sought after destinations. Our own Mark Prymier recently … Continue reading

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Why now is the best time to visit Jordan

  Our own Ann Amies recently returned from Jordan where she was dazzled by its wonders – both natural and man made, but what surprised her most was the lack of crowds at many of the sites. Here Ann shares … Continue reading

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Rising China

We always love seeing a country from a different perspective and this week’s video pick does just that. Film maker Drew Geraci put together this stunning short film showcasing the sights and landscapes of China from above. From peaceful rural … Continue reading

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Souks, tanneries and kasbahs

  Earlier this year Rachel Armstrong got to experience the magic of Morocco for the first time with us. From the buzzing city of Marrakech to the pungent tanneries of Fes, rural scenery of Midelt, beauty of the Sahara and … Continue reading

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Life in North Korea

  When you think of North Korea chances are you’ll picture the concrete buildings, marble monuments and larger-than-life bronze statues of Pyongyang. While the capital city is certainly intriguing with its seemingly militant way of life, the rural parts of North … Continue reading

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From Amman to Madaba

  Earlier this year our very own Kat Nitarski travelled to the Hashemite Kingdom on our 8 day  Totally Jordan group tour. Kicking off in the capital city of Amman, she proceeded to spend the next week discovering the ancient Roman ruins … Continue reading

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