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landscape in Botswana at dawn
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By Guest blogger
On: 30th April, 2014

Batty About Botswana

  • Botswana
  • Africa

Here at Original Travel, we're delighted to announce the arrival of Louise FitzGerald onto our amazing Africa team. Louise is a real specialist when it comes to Botswana and her first blog explores her unique insight into a safari holiday here.

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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.

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By Guest blogger
On: 14th March, 2014

Texas Pecan Pie Recipe

  • USA

From the heart of Texas comes the traditional pecan pie, representing Texas's pride as the pecan is the nation's state tree. You will never miss this pie on thanksgiving or at Christmas as it is an essential (and incredibly delicious) part of Texan culture. Convince yourself:

Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
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By Guest blogger
On: 10th March, 2014

A week in: Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • Coastal Cambodia
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Once merely a tourist thoroughfare for those keen to tick off the spectacle that is Angkor Wat, Cambodia is now home to a private island resort that's been likened to the Maldives pre-tourist boom and has made the country's coast a luxury holiday go-to. Discover how we'd spend a week* in…

tanzania lion
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By Guest blogger
On: 6th March, 2014

Safari Holiday FAQs

'Safari': the word, originally derived from Arabic and translating roughly to long journey, was introduced to the English language by explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton in the 19th century.

Taj Mahal
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By Guest blogger
On: 3rd March, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Agra

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

Most know Agra as the home of the iconic Taj Mahal. Guest blogger Tony Herbert shares his thoughts on the epochal landmark, the grand finale to his bespoke tour of Rajasthan.

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By Guest blogger
On: 24th February, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Jodhpur

  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India

Known for it's permanent state of sunshine and clusters of sky blue buildings, Jodhpur is a sight to behold. Guest blogger Tony Herbert embarked on a bespoke holiday to Rajasthan with Original Travel, and shares his favourite moments from his visit to the metropolis...

Tiger Spotting, India
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By Guest blogger
On: 17th February, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: tiger spotting in Ranthambore

  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India

The tiger is now an integral part of Indian lore, but with their numbers at a frighteningly low level, spotting them isn't always easy - even when you know where to look. As part of guest blogger Tony Herbert's series of blogs on his bespoke tour of Rajasthan, he shares his do's and dont's…

Hong Kong lanterns
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By Guest blogger
On: 28th January, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

  • China

To the worldly among us, the 31st of January is an important date in the diary - and not because it heralds the end of Dry January (though congratulations, if you made it to the end of the month).

Rajasthan
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By Guest blogger
On: 21st January, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Rawla Narlai

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

A luxury holiday in Rajasthan isn't complete without a visit to Rawla Narwai, as guest blogger Tony Herbert discovered on his bespoke trip to the region. Here, he explains what makes the 17th century property such a gem.