• Where is the best spot to view the Suez Canal?

    The 163km channel, first opened in 1869, connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and is one of the world’s most significant waterways. Approximately 50 ships pass through the canal each day taking between 11 and 16 hours to pass. Used by 8% of the worlds shipping traffic, each...

  • Things to remember when travelling during Ramadan

    On the Go Tours travels to many countries where Ramadan is observed, and as it’s such an important time for so many people, we thought we’d compile a few tips for travelling during Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is a very important period of fasting observed by Muslims. Observed...

  • Is it safe to travel to Egypt now?

    This is something we’ve been asked a few times now, so we thought we’d give you the low-down on what it’s like in Egypt at the moment based on the reports of a few different people. In a nutshell, there’s never been a better time to travel to Egypt!...

  • Where am I? Tel Aviv or Sydney?

    As an Australian native, I found Tel Aviv, Israel to be remarkably cosmopolitan and oddly familiar. Are you heading to Tel Aviv? Start with a good restaurant by the sea and enjoy an intoxicating sunset over the Med; then see a play or musical performance in the evening, or...

  • Wadi Rum – the most stunning desert landscape on earth!

    Described by Lawrence of Arabia as “vast and echoing”, Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape. Having tasted the Sahara, the Sinai, the Nevada, the Gobi, the Great Sand Sea, the Kalahari, the Simpson and the Thar my annual pilgrimage to Wadi Rum as part of my Totally Jordan...

  • Visiting the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo (3 minute read)

    Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa (religious school) in the heart of old Cairo. Sitting within the shadow of the imposing Citadel of Saladin, I would dare to say that this most strikingly beautiful mosque rivals the more famous Alabaster Mosque of...

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