Journal

Our journal is a collection of travel stories from our international team. Read up about our destinations here and get a first-hand perspective on some of the joys of travelling to these regions. And for further details on our tours, please visit our website: http://www.onthegotours.com

Top tips on travel blogging

Pretty much anyone with a keyboard and an internet connection can have their say on where they are and what they’re doing. But how do you make your blog a valuable resource for the people who might be reading it? … Continue reading

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Experiencing the great outdoors in Africa

Our competition winners Katie Powell and Evan Hunken have arrived in Africa for the first leg of their 57-day trek. Follow their adventures on the Get Rid Of Me blog. I would like to present Emirates with a gold star … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: tours to India

The Indian sub-continent can be somewhat daunting to those who haven’t yet visited. Apart from anything, India’s a large country. Climatically and culturally diverse, it’s a good idea to have a broad knowledge of the country to ensure that you enjoy the … Continue reading

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Exploring the ancient city of Bosra

If you’re interested in Roman and ancient history you should definitely visit the Ancient city of Bosra – a must-see on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This small Syrian town is only 50 km from Jordanian border and … Continue reading

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GROM winners Katie & Evan arrive in India

We have landed in India! We arrived at the airport in Delhi at around two thirty in the morning for the start of the ‘Highway to the Himalayas’ tour. Going through customs took forever and by the time we collected our bags … Continue reading

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Technology in travel: how gadgets are redefining the travel experience

Travelling the world today is a totally different experience to how it must have been in previous decades. The idea of getting away from it all to an isolated corner of the globe is now becoming a memory for most … Continue reading

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Looking forward to a new Egypt

The photo above was taken in December 2010. Little did I know that this was a city that would be completely transformed just a few weeks after I left. It was late January, the end of the first week of … Continue reading

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Musical memories from the road

Music and travel go together. From the earliest days of family road trips around my native South Africa, my trusty Walkman played non-stop until either the feeble AA batteries reduced the audio to warbled garbage as the tape slowed down, … Continue reading

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A taster of Southern Africa – Johannesburg & Livingstone

Daralyn Danns is a journalist, and can be found on Twitter under the handle @daralynstravels. Enjoy this post about her recent trip to Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. It’s Tuesday and we are having lunch at Sakhumzi, a bustling restaurant in … Continue reading

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Bamboo Rafting in Yangshuo, China

A fantastic way to take in the amazing scenery in Yangshuo, Southern China, is to take a local bamboo raft down the Yudong River. The raft is made of about 10, 5 metre long large pieces of bamboo tied together. … Continue reading

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