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

2010; the year in review

It’s been an interesting year. For this writer, it’s been a year of re-entry into the world of words after some time away; a year filled with opportunity and with new experiences. It was the year I joined On The … Continue reading

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The flag-lowering ceremony at Tienanmen Square

One of the most impressive experiences in China was the flag-lowering ceremony in Tienanmen Square. Anyone who has been to Tienanmen Square will relate to the feeling of being examined scrupulously; but the flag-lowering ceremony piqued this sensation. At the … Continue reading

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My Yangshuo road-trip

My recent trip to China provided many special memories, one of them being our scooter ride through the countryside and local villages near Yangshuo in the south of China. Our three hour ride cost a mere 50 Yuan (or $8.25 … Continue reading

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The Loony Dook; what a day at Hogmanay!

The Loony Dook, an annual New Years Day pilgrimage for people who can only be described as ‘Loony’, is a new addition to the Official Edinburgh Hogmanay events calendar in 2011. However, the event itself is no newcomer, in fact … Continue reading

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Life on the road in Morocco

Since seeing some fellow travellers’ photos of their experiences in the Sahara, I was inspired to visit it for myself. So when the chance to go to Morocco came up I jumped at it, and brought along my best friend … Continue reading

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Back to the future in Istanbul

Recently in our London office we were shown the short-list for the On The Go photography competition. As ever, the entrants were of a fantastic standard. But what I was most impressed with is people who take the time to actually do anything … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the romance of flight

As a child, the notion of travel – and especially of flying – holds special promise. I clearly remember staring skyward in disbelief as my mother tried to convince me that we would soon be in an aeroplane just like … Continue reading

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Choosing footwear for the Lares Trek in Peru

Before I embarked upon my Peru adventure with On The Go Tours I was racked with indecision about what footwear is suitable for the Lares Trek. After reading every blog I could find and now having completed the Lares Trek, … Continue reading

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Russia rocks all the way from Moscow to St. Petersburg!

I had a fabulous time on my recent tour of Russia. The tour leader, Victoria Romanenkova was absolutely brilliant. I cannot put in words how excellent she is. She is a real asset to On The Go. Her knowledge is … Continue reading

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Visiting Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow

If you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a pickled, ermm… I mean preserved, head of state. Thus I was greatly looking forward to paying Lenin a visit whilst in Moscow. The experience didn’t disappoint. … Continue reading

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