Guest Bloggers

Hand-picked by us to give you a different perspective on the exciting world of travel, our guest bloggers are editors, journalists, freelance writers, travellers and other members of the travel community. We hope their quirky, informative, relevant posts keep our blog fresh and interesting to you all. If you have anything edgy and topical (and preferably travel-related!) that you’d like to blog about, contact us on blog@onthegotours.com.

Gallipoli – Coming Home

By John Stuart. John Stuart has kindly permitted us to share his poignant piece ‘Coming Home‘ with you all. We’re proud and privileged to publish these very evocative words on the eve of the 98th anniversary. John is  Australian writer living in … Continue reading

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The Aztec Empire of Teotihuacan – Mexico

By guest blogger Carla Dobson-Elliott. Mexico is a beautiful, welcoming and culturally fascinating nation whose appeal is often overshadowed by the rowdy coastal resorts such as Cancun and Tijuana. Beyond the tourist trail lies an ancient and endlessly fascinating country. … Continue reading

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Duruthu Perahera Festival – Colombo

By guest blogger Carla Dobson-Elliott. Just over 100km from the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse culture that is most in evidence during the island’s festivals.  The country is enjoying a huge surge in tourism … Continue reading

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Exploring China’s Longmen Grottoes

Art galleries are not to everyone’s taste, but where do you go to get your culture fix if the likes of the Louvre and the Tate aren’t for you? Dotted all over the world there are amazing cultural sites out … Continue reading

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Walking the Great Wall of China

Join guest expert Amar Grover as he takes a walk along the serpentine Great Wall of China.  Its image sells wine, motorbikes and mobile phones. Well before space flight, it was even thought visible from the moon. It remains a … Continue reading

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Exploring historic Istanbul

 Heading to Turkey? Check out these tips on things to see and do when in Istanbul. Istanbul has a rich and varied history which has seen it being involved in major political, cultural and religious events for well over 2,000 … Continue reading

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Amar Grover visits Ait Benhaddou in Morocco

There’s one place in Morocco where you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and the Prince of Persia. Well, kind of….. It’s doubled as Sodom, Gomorrah and the Nile and, as you might … Continue reading

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Moscow – city of beautiful women

Liz Light takes a trip to magnificent Moscow and discovers the hotspots to see – and in which to be seen. Moscow; city of beautiful women.  I have never seen so many skinny, fashionably-dressed, perfectly-groomed young women in one place, … Continue reading

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200 years and counting…

By Matthew Teller It was cold, at the top of the mountain. Not quite sunset, but getting that way. A whirlpool wind was slicing around the crags, sucking at the withered, clinging trees. This was a place of the spirit, … Continue reading

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Hats off to Panama!

Guest expert Wendy Gomersall visits Panama and finds out about that most famous of shipping lanes, the Panama Canal. Have you ever been in a queue in, say, Tesco’s on a Saturday morning or the Severn Bridge into Wales on a … Continue reading

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