Excess Baggage

We’ve travelled to the ends of the earth – and back again – many times! This is a window into our collective travel experiences and the things we encounter along the way…

A Recipe from the Holy Land – Roasted Aubergine with Walnut Salsa

Jerusalem’s confluence of culture gives rise to extraordinary flavours. Try this delicious recipe for Roasted Aubergine with Walnut Salsa from the inspirational Yotam Ottolenghi. I have always been intrigued by the flavours that Yotam Ottolenghi uses in his cooking. The … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to the heroes of El Alamein, Egypt

El Alamein in Egypt is an area known for its Commonwealth Cemetery and War Museum, as it was an area which saw heavy fighting during the Second World War. Many brave young men lost their lives here or in the … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to travel – five tracks about places we love.

We’re gearing up for the weekend, and to help us along here are five of the best travel tracks. We decided to focus on tracks that actually contain the name of a destination, rather than any old road-tripping song. Did … Continue reading

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A day of reflection: 11/11/2011

The 11th of November, Remembrance Day. A day that stirs all kinds of emotions in those whose countrymen were involved in the World Wars, or for that dwindling amount of men and women who were there and experienced it first-hand … Continue reading

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Five festive destinations around the world

Christmas decorations are now out in malls and high streets, with commuters and shoppers the world over beginning to adopt that glazed festive season look. You know the one – it happens after being utterly overwhelmed with bright flashing lights, … Continue reading

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Dal-licious!

Full of protein and rich in calcium, iron and B vitamins more than 60 different types of dal (or dhal) are made across India.  It is the core dish of the meal on any dining room table in India and … Continue reading

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Egyptian entrepreneurs building Egypt’s future.

Reading this month’s Monocle magazine, I was pleased to see the inclusion of ten of Egypt’s most promising entrepreneurs, building a bright future and making opportunities for themselves in Egypt after Mubarak’s downfall. We’d like to pay tribute to these … Continue reading

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Now we’re cooking! A tasty tagine recipe.

Named after the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked, the tagine is a tasty North African dish that lovers of stews will really appreciate. It’s easy to make, but probably one of the most important things to include … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee!

On the Go Tours visits some of the world’s prime coffee-producing regions. Find out where these are, and find out how to make a good cup with a stove-top machine. Drinking coffee is rewarding, but it’s also a bit of … Continue reading

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Swap Christmas turkey for Christmas travel.

Every year it seems that Christmas sneaks up on me. Before long it’ll be time to finalise those plans, figure out where to get the turkey and promise myself that this year I’ll definitely take the tree down before New … Continue reading

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