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China: Must Do, Pack and Eat

In case you missed it, last month we sent the wonderful Georgia off to China to represent us as our #REALChinaBlogger. After winning our summer competition with Instax and Cathay Pacific, we sent Georgia off on our 28 day China Experience from Hong Kong, to report back on everything from street food and city life, to Terracotta Warriors and The Great Wall.

Throughout her trip she vlogged and took shared some stunning photos, check out her highlights below and her top tips for future...

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**FLASH SALE**

Get discounts on our five most popular trips! Yep, you read it right guys... we're offering you up to £75 OFF our most popular trips in our September FLASH SALE!

End 2016 in serious style. So whether you want to experience a Full Moon Party, cruise Halong Bay, tick the Taj off the bucket list, work abroad in Australia or get up close the the Big 5 in South Africa, we've got it sorted! Book by midnight 21st September and start getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
 

£75 OFF India...

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GAP YEAR GURU’S

As the UK’s leading gap year and student travel adventure specialists; offering over 200 trips and sending over 50,000 people on adventures abroad, I think it’s safe to say that we can find the perfect trip for you. 

Ever heard of the saying ‘two hands make lighter work’? Well we definitely agree with this, which is why we offer you expert advice in order to create an experience jam-packed with adventure, unforgettable scenery and invaluable opportunities.

G is for GENUINE. Our team at Real...

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Top Travel Tips - Four of the most frequently asked questions

There are so many things to consider when you're planning a trip. Whether you’re heading off for a few weeks of adventure, or full on gap year, you’ll have loads of questions buzzing around your head as you start packing the bags.

At Real Gap Experience we like to think of ourselves as travel experts. Together we’ve travelled to hundreds of countries around the world, experiencing everything from island hopping the Philippines and sunrise at Angkor Wat, to volunteering in South Africa and...

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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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