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Sashimi in Japan

By Carrie
On: 9th June, 2016

Food Heaven in Japan

  • Japan

Think Japan, think geisha, shrines, samurai, karaoke, manga, bullet trains, neon lights, tea, sake, sushi, sashimi, tempura, tepanyaki, yakatori, miso, ramen, soba, udon... Foreign food is a huge part of why we travel, especially in Asia; to experience the authentic local specialities,…

By Nadine
On: 8th June, 2016

Cyprus: So Much More Than Just a Beach Holiday

  • Cyprus

When most people envision a holiday in Cyprus, flopping on the beach or by the pool is generally the first (and last) thought. But, as I found out on my recent research trip, this Mediterranean gem has some wonderful culture, activities and scenery up its sleeve. There is so much to do and…

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By Kate
On: 11th March, 2016

Fairy Tale Fun in Finland

  • Finland

I didn't quite know what to expect upon hearing that I was bound for Finland on a 'research' trip. This conjured up pangs of anxiety with respect to the climate (it was minus 16 degrees when we arrived!), as well as waves of excitement about the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights and,…

By Ysobel
On: 12th January, 2016

A Little Country called Peru

  • Peru
  • Lima

Having travelled extensively through Latin America, I thought I knew what was coming as I landed in Lima: incredibly friendly people, vibrant and colourful markets, weird, but delicious food, jaw-dropping landscapes and great weather. Although I wasn't wrong, I was by no means prepared...

By Dave
On: 4th January, 2016

Stroopwafel and Poffertjes

  • Amsterdam

There's a certain sheepishness that accompanied me telling friends that I was off to Amsterdam for a few days this year.

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 Carrie
On: 15th October, 2015

Rambling around Rajasthan

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

India: A cacophony of moments all played in fast forward, with overlaying sounds; loud and jarring. Yes, the beauty lies in the impossible grandeur and elegance of the palaces and forts, but turn to the million rooftops they overlook, with a story beneath each one; each detail that gives…

By Jess
On: 30th September, 2015

Festive Forays

  • Copenhagen
  • Ljubljana
  • Maldives
  • Oman
  • Bangkok
  • Bhutan
  • Caribbean

Talk of Christmas already?! Well, it is just 91 short days away. That's a mere 2184 hours to go before we all start gleefully ripping open our presents, over-indulging on the turkey (and possibly the bubbly) and falling asleep in front of the telly, paper crown on head and drooling on our…

By Jess
On: 9th September, 2015

Where We've Been in 2015

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • California
  • Mozambique
  • Portugal
  • Iceland

'Twas a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January 2003 when Original Travel was officially brought into the world. Its mission? To make sure you have the most wonderful holiday experiences imaginable, down to the very last detail. And 12 years, 8 months, 3 days and a few hours later that…

By Carrie
On: 19th August, 2015

The Road, River and Runway to Mandalay

  • Myanmar (Burma)

They say we're often so focused on the destination that we forget about the all-important journey. And let's face it, when you're travelling to Asia in particular, not only is it a long old haul to get there, but the modes of transport when you're there are generally more interesting than…