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By Guest blogger
On: 1st July, 2016

Chilean Spanish: ¿Cachai, Po, Weón?

  • Chile

You've been to Spain a few times, you've had a couple of Spanish classes and you feel you've more or less grasped the language - and then you go to Chile…

santiago-back-street

By Guest blogger
On: 1st July, 2016

Eating in Santiago

  • Santiago & Central Valley

When people think of Chilean cuisine the idea of slightly bland, hearty home cooking often springs to mind. An image that's partly true as Chilean food traditionally involves stews, pies, and mounds of meat and carbs. But Chile, and Santiago in particular, is experiencing something of a…

View From Six Senses Yao Noi

By Guest blogger
On: 12th May, 2016

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand

Your honeymoon is the most memorable trip of your lifetime, a holiday you'll reminisce on in years to come with fondness and happy memories. So understandably you'll want to pick the perfect destination. But in a world with so many beautiful countries, which one to choose? We've searched far…

View across a Sri Lanka Tea Plantation

By Guest blogger
On: 28th April, 2016

Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches

Searching for somewhere special to spend the school holidays? Look no further than Sri Lanka - the idyllic gem of the Indian Ocean. Small in size but rich in culture, this little island boasts everything from tea estates and coconut plantations to white sandy beaches and colonial forts. Sri…

By Guest blogger
On: 24th November, 2015

The Perfect Day in India

  • Central India
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • Ladakh

This week, India celebrated its Festival of Lights, Diwali. With this on our minds, and the approach of Kipling's 'Jungle Book' nearing our cinemas, it would be rude not to give India our devout attention. What better way to do that, than to fulfil your childhood Mowgli fantasies and dreams…

By Guest blogger
On: 9th October, 2015

8 of the Best Places on the Planet to Throw a Rugby Ball Around

  • Fiji
  • The Namib Desert
  • Hong Kong
  • Rio, Buzios & the Costa Verde
  • St Moritz

Let's be honest - rugby is not for the faint hearted. It's a game of fervent patriotism, fierce rivalry and tough men running around hitting each other (a highly technical assessment, we think you'll agree). And with the Rugby World Cup gathering pace, it's hard not to get swept up in the…

By Guest blogger
On: 10th September, 2015

The Fairy Tale of Zanzibar

  • Zanzibar
  • Tanzania
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

It is hard to describe my experiences of Zanzibar in so many words. I remember returning to England and explaining to everyone that I had caught the 'Zanzibar bug'. Baffled, and alarmed that I had managed to catch some kind of horrendous stomach bug on my travels, my family and friends, as…

New Year Beach

By Guest blogger
On: 29th July, 2015

Our Top 10 New Year Holidays and Getaways

  • Istanbul
  • Sydney & New South Wales
  • Dubai
  • Stockholm
  • India
  • Maldives

Between Aunt Marg's stuffy New Year's Eve party and getting stuck in hours of traffic, New Year's Eve is normally a painful ordeal. As a result, all those classic 'Bridget Jones' resolutions seem to go out the window in the early hours of the 1st January. We, at Original Travel, think that…

By Guest blogger
On: 27th April, 2015

Four Must-See Mauritius Nature Spots

  • Indian Ocean
  • Mauritius

Thoughts of Mauritius conjure up hazy images of palm-fringed horizons, sipping from fresh coconuts on vast expanses of white sand, dips in the warm, crystal-clear sea: every sun-worshipper's dream. This Indian Ocean hideaway, however, has a wealth of possibilities on offer those who risk…

By Guest blogger
On: 23rd April, 2014

The Monastero Santa Rosa in Italy

  • Italy

For this week's Throwback Thursday we've picked an oldie but a goodie in Italy. Jules stayed at The Monastero Santa Rosa in 2013 - read the review.