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By Frances
On: 16th March, 2020

How To Eat Your Way Around Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches
  • Kandy

Cooking classes, street food tours and lovely local restaurants - Sri Lanka is one of the best travel destinations for food lovers. Prime for a tasting tour, each region boasts its own unique style of cuisine and flavour combinations making it ideal for anyone who fancies a cross-country…

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By Frances
On: 10th July, 2019

What it's Like To Stay in a Japanese Ryokan

  • Japan

On my recent trip to Japan, I had the opportunity to experience five different ryokans - traditional Japanese inns - and I can highly recommend the experience. It is completely different to staying in a hotel and you can get a great feel for the original style of Japanese home life.

Hot Air Balloons in Bagan
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By Frances
On: 29th April, 2019

My Adventures in Myanmar

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago

Myanmar may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times but looking beyond politics, this small-yet-mighty country has so much to offer. Not to mention that boycotting all travel to a country that relies so heavily on tourism would be disastrous for the vast majority of…

the view from sigiriya rock
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By Frances
On: 21st June, 2018

Why I Fell in Love with Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

As a real foodie I was extremely excited at the opportunity of travelling to Sri Lanka on my recent research trip to sample first hand some of their culinary delights such as hoppers and curries, and I was not disappointed. Having spent the last fortnight in Sri Lanka I have realised that it…

Tuk Tuk through Delhi, India
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By Frances
On: 16th August, 2017

The Inside Track: India

  • India
  • Central India
  • The Indian Himalayas

Why do I love India so much? From the rich historic culture to the huge geographical diversity - they have it all from the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains to the deserts in Gujarat and Rajasthan. It doesn't matter how many times you visit India, there is always something new to discover;…

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By Frances
On: 1st February, 2017

Six Reasons Why We Should All Go to China Right Now

  • China
  • Beijing & the Great Wall
  • Shanghai & Hangzhou

China is a fascinating country in which to travel. However, I am not going to lie and say it will ever be my favourite destination; it is a tough country to travel in. There were times that I absolutely loved it and others when I was wondering what on earth I was doing there. However, I do…

Jaipur Palace
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By Frances
On: 29th November, 2016

Eight Reasons To Go To India Right Now

  • India

India has long been a favourite amongst Original Travel staff and clients alike. It's the kind of country that inspires a lifelong affinity and, once people catch the India bug, they tend to go back again and again - there is always more to discover. With that in mind, here are eight reasons…

Central India tiger
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By Frances
On: 2nd June, 2014

Tiger Tourism in India

  • India

Here at Original Travel, we love to stay ahead of the curve and keep up with what's going on in our favourite destinations. Myself and Milly, representing Team Asia, recently attended the TOFT (Travel Operators for Tigers) Wildlife product update talk given by chairman Julian Matthews, which…

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By Frances
On: 21st May, 2014

A Tiger Safari in India

  • India
  • Central India

Asia specialist Miranda is truly passionate about tigers. Here she shares her once in a lifetime tiger safari holiday in India - one of her most memorable travel experiences to date. Originally Published August 2013.

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By Frances
On: 18th September, 2013

Fun Family Holidays To India

  • India

India is a feast for the senses for all, what can be more exciting having read Kipling's Jungle Book than seeing all the animals come to life in the Indian Jungle; ride Colonal Hathi trying to track Sher Khan, if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of Baloo or Bagheera going about their…