• Exploring Bhaktapur

    Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley and it has an old world charm that cannot fail to captivate. For me, it was a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and despite being just 30 minutes drive away, it felt worlds apart. A...

  • Bike riding to Tra Que, Vietnam

      Having recently returned from Southeast Asia on our 15 day Journey to Angkor Wat tour, I am here to tell you about one of the highlights of my trip – cycling through the Vietnamese countryside to Tra Que village where I discovered age old farming practices and tried my hand at...

  • Braving the Amazon Jungle

    When I had the opportunity to incorporate a trip to the Amazon into my Peru trip on the Peruvian Poncho tour I thought: ‘Why the hell not? It’s a once in a lifetime experience and not everyone can say they’ve been to the world’s largest and most famous rainforest!’...

  • Step back in time in medieval Fes

    Whilst Marrakech has deservedly soared in popularity over the last decade, attracting tourists in their droves to its colourful souk and vibrant main square, Fes has remained relatively under the radar. Entering through the ornate arched blue gate of Bab Boujloud into the atmospheric medina is like stepping back...

  • Flights of Fancy

    Airline delays, cancellations due to bad weather, staff strikes, over-booked planes, increasing taxes and silly fees for everything from checking in luggage to booking your ticket – airlines certainly know how to cause us grief and get the most money from us. It’s about time that we get the...

  • 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, I thought I’d throw in my two pennies! I...

  • The Inca Trail vs. The Lares Trek: Peru’s Hidden Gem

    Inca Trail permits are limited to 500 per day, including porters etc, so you really need to book your Peru trip at least 6 months in advance to secure a place. If you can’t get on, don’t despair! I’ve just been on the alternative Lares trek and it was...

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