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Tea plantations in Sri Lanka

By Tom
On: 17th May, 2011

Sri Lanka: Cultural Heritage (Part One)

  • Sri Lanka

Original Travel Founder Tom Barber shares with us his fascinating story from his Sri Lanka tour in this 3 part blog series...

Church of Saint George, Lalibela

By Tom
On: 18th April, 2011

Ethiopia: Lalibela, 11 churches built in a day?

  • Ethiopia

Ethiopia's north is like a country of its own...

Glenburn Tea Estate
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By Frances
On: 14th April, 2011

Glenburn Tea Estate

  • India

Glenburn Tea Estate is like a home away from home...

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Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 11th April, 2011

Cuban Culture: Cuba Before Castro Dies

  • Cuba

I've wanted to go to Cuba for a long time and probably just because everyone else says so, I wanted to go before Castro dies and it changes too much. And having just come back, I'm very glad I did.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 7th March, 2011

Peru Facts: Ancient Wari tombs Discovered

  • Peru

As importantant as the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu...

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By Frances
On: 13th December, 2010

Holidays to Burma: The Land of Golden Pagodas

  • Myanmar (Burma)

Ever since opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi dropped her opposition to tourism in Burma (provided people use private, non-government agencies), we've been planning a research trip, and now finally we're ready to offer what might be the best of a brilliant bunch of exclusive escapes in South…

By Tom
On: 20th October, 2010

Sri Lanka and the ICC Cricket World Cup

  • Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a land of gems, elephants, curry and... cricket!

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 17th August, 2010

Bateshwar: An Escape from the Mad-Making Crowds of Agra

  • India

Is there a building more beautiful in less salubrious surroundings than the Taj Mahal in Agra? Answers on a postcard, but we think not. Yes, there's other stuff to see and do in Agra, but it's all terrifyingly geared up to fleecing tourists.