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Annie - Original Traveller

Annie O’Donoghue

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout UK.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • I'm desperate to see the northern lights, go dog sledding and stay in a glass-roofed igloo.
  • Go back to South America and really explore - the (tiny) month I was there only whetted my appetite.
  • Swim with sharks
  • Go on a Safari
  • See more European cities - with so much great food, culture and experiences right on our doorstep I feel quite ashamed that there are still so many to tick off!

Best Moments

  • Seeing Iguazu falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side - still can't decide which one I preferred!
  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters off Gili Trawangan and seeing a magnificent turtle - blows all the colourful fish and coral I'd seen out of the water!
  • Cycling through vineyards in Mendoza, before stopping off to enjoy the view over the snow-topped Andes, with a large glass of Malbec (or three)
  • Swimming in the Adriatic Sea in a wonderfully warm October, followed by a picnic of cheeses, olives and cured meats all picked up from the local market in Gallipoli, Puglia.
  • Seeing Ankor Wat - mind blown!
  • Favourite place: the Ristorante Osteria Del Tempo Perso (or safari.head.flooding if you subscribe to the What3Words school of thought) - if you can get over the ridiculously long name, it's a beautiful restaurant built in a cave in Puglia. The setting is impossibly pretty and the food second to none.

Toughest Travel Moment

  • My friend losing her wallet, with all her cash/cards in it on our second day in Argentina - when neither of us spoke a word of Spanish.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • A huge green snake falling off the ceiling onto the next table whilst we were eating our lunch in Koh Phangan- lost my appetite pretty swiftly after that!

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walking in the jungle, Chiang Mai

Walk this Way: Walking Holidays

As we at Original Travel often shout about, it's not just about the destination but also how you get there - 'going on a journey' if you will. As it is International Walking Month we've been thinking about how dishy Levinson Wood is... no sorry we meant the simple pleasure of walking, of…

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Feeling Sporty? Not to Miss Upcoming Events

With the London marathon finishing last weekend, a quick dabble in skeleton bobsledding (just us?) and a new found passion for netball after the Commonwealth Games we at Original Travel HQ are feeling rather sporty. And whilst watching on our telly boxes with a cuppa is always fun, nothing…

the blue lagoon, iceland

Where You've Been in 2017

At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…

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