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Laos: The Hidden Asian Gem

Not many people know about the hidden gem of Laos. Tucked away off the beaten backpacker route, Laos is the perfect haven for those wanting to experience REAL Asia. Situated between Thailand and Vietnam, it has the same friendly culture and traveller vibe, but expect even more jaw-dropping landscapes, temples, and delicious local cuisine. Plus did we mention the waterfalls and caves?

We recently sent talented videographer Tien on our 13 day Little Laos Experience to explore the country and...

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South Africa in Pictures

On Instagram we’re always keeping a beady eye out for traveler photos and sharing our favourites (not got involved yet? Check out #myrealexperience). So when we came across Gary’s jaw-dropping photos from his two week South Africa Experience we knew we had to share them with you all. Get ready to have serious travel envy guys. From climbing Table Mountain and witnessing the Big 5, to diving with Great Whites (yes really!) I think it's safe to say Gary had a pretty epic time on his trip... 

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9 Reasons Why Results Day Shouldn't Terrify You

Results day, 2016. It’s HERE. *insert scream*
 
It crept up on us big style, and now it's just a few clicks away. You're probably a bit nervous/scared/anxious/everything, right?! Except for the fact that you shouldn’t be.
 
Here are our top 9 reasons WHY we reckon you should take Results Day on the chin and give it the what for!
 
1) We’ve all been there. If anything Results Day 2016 should be the one thing which binds us human beings together. We all know that, in between those moments where we...
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Unforgettable Elephants in Thailand

Tucked away in the tranquil Surin, our Elephant and Community project in Thailand is the perfect way to get up close to the gentle giants and really make a difference in a community. Customer Kayleigh has just got back from volunteering at the project, so we decided to quiz her on everything from why she picked the trip to must eat dishes.

Over to Kayleigh to tell us all about her travels…

Why did you pick the Thailand elephant trip?
Honestly, the reason I picked the elephant and community...

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Why does everyone love Cambodia?

Gap year traveller Sam recently booked onto our popular Cambodia Experience. Continuously voted 10/10 by past customers, we wanted to get behind the REAL reason everyone is head over heels for our 21 day trip. Over to Sam…

I recently booked onto Real Gap Experience’s Cambodia Experience. I had never been to Cambodia before so it was the perfect length (21 days) to explore the country and tick Angkor Wat off the bucket list at last! I was also really looking forward to embracing Asian cultures...

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Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

We first noticed Jess from her STUNNING Instagram photos (check them out here) whilst travelling on our popular ‘Bangkok to Beaches’ trip. Her drool-worthy snaps were making us incredibly envious of all things Thai, from Chang Beer and elephants, to full moon parties and Khao San Road.

Naturally, we decided to get in touch and ask her to share a few top tips from her travels. So, read on to get insanely travel envious! Here are Jess’s top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Ahh Thailand... the...

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*New* India Adventure Video

So what's it like travelling India?! Well... you'll have all the answers after watching our brand new video, showing exactly why India is such an amazing backpacker destination!
 

Full to the brim with fantastic activities, our India Adventure trip is perfect for those who fancy seeing the 'Real India' by exploring and volunteering in different regions of the country. Included in the itinerary are activities such as camel safaris in the Thar desert, a night camping under Indian desert skies,...

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B a l i - heelsinmybackpack.com

We've got big <3 for BALI and you will too after checking out this awsome video of @heelsinmybackpack's 2016 trip checking out our Bali Beaches tour and more. Travelling on our popular eight day trip, the lovely Kara and her boyfriend Josh travelled from the bustling Kuta, to chilled Ubud and onto the idyllic island of Gili T. Packing in everything from surfing and monkeys, to volcanoes and boat trips it's no wonder it's voted 10/10 by past customers. 

Be warned though, this video includes...

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Photographs From Thailand And Cambodia

Ever wondered what you’d get to see travelling around Thailand and Cambodia? After checking out this blog you’ll be walking away with gorgeous visuals of just some of the views you can find around South East Asia.

Before we get started we’d like to say a huge thanks to one of our very own travellers whose photography quickly grabbed our attention – Joe Cleere: @joe_cleere on Instagram.

Joe’s photography is quite something and we’ve literally been blown away on multiple occasions with his...

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Working in Australia for a Year

Looking to head out on a working holiday in Aus? Our very own Sam is a pro when it comes to all things Australia, and having completed a year working 'Down Under' she is full of useful hints and tips! Check out how she got on below...


So why did you decide to head out to Australia in the first place?

I’d always wanted to experience living in a different country, but work (and life) always got in the way. One day, after a particularly hard day in the office, I picked up the phone and booked a...

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