Culture

Travelling is not just about experiencing new places, it’s about learning about new cultures too. Step out onto the road less travelled and broaden those horizons (with a few creature comforts along the way of course).

Hidden Gems: Leh and Ladakh

Ladakh, which is the name given to the eastern two-thirds of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is a true Hidden Gem of India’s Kashmir and High North region. A vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountain … Continue reading

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Festival Spotlight: Chinese New Year

Although we’re only a few weeks into our own new year, Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Read about how the Chinese celebrate, and what might be in store for you in 2013… Chinese New Year takes places … Continue reading

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Exploring the city of Cuzco, Peru

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco has a long and tumultuous history. From the Killke culture that inhabited the area 900 years ago to the bustling modern-day metropolis, Cuzco has plenty to see and do. From culture to adventure … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Visualtraveling: Myanmar

Retaining elements of culture and tradition in ways that many Southeast Asian nations haven’t, Myanmar (or Burma) retains the aura of a bygone era. With vibrant markets and festivals, friendly local people, diverse landscapes and exquisite temples, you’ll find plenty … Continue reading

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Desert Palaces & the Holy Ganges – on tour in India

Sarah is another travel-nut from the On The Go Tours team, who recently travelled to India. Read about her adventures in her photo blog.

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Extra Time in Mexico City

Mexico City, or D.F. as the locals affectionately call it, can come across as somewhat overwhelming to the first-time visitor. There is such a wealth of things to see and do in this mega-metropolis of over 21 million people, that … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

We’re back in Sri Lanka today for part 2 of our series on the little island’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 5. The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Established around a sacred tree which is believed to have been planted here … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

For such a small island, Sri Lanka certainly has more than its fair share of World Heritage sites to enjoy. Read more about these extraordinary sites here! 1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa After the destruction of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the … Continue reading

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A different kind of New Year – Tet Festival in Vietnam

Although we’re still in the midst of our own festive season, other cultures around the world aren’t there just yet. In Vietnam for example, people are gearing up for the annual Tet Festival. Tet Festival (or Tet Nguyen Dan, meaning … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Time of Rio

At a time when we’re reviewing the year that has passed and looking forward to a year that’s about to begin, there really is no better time to be inspired to get out there more and see amazing new places … Continue reading

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