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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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Introducing Our #REALChinaBlogger

So here we are people, one month on from our epic #REALChinaBlogger competition. Before we announce the lucky winner we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the incredible entries that came in from all corners of the globe! Making this decision has been extremely difficult, one which we needed the help of our friends over at Cathay Pacific& Fujifilm to pick a worthy winner - ready to head out and report on our 27 Day China Experience!!!


We've been reading through all the amazing...

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Australia Paid Work: S.Y.D.N.E.Y

Known as one of the most iconic cities in the world - The Queen of Aus has a special place in our hearts! What do you think about when you hear 'Sydney'... The Opera House, that incredible Harbour Bridge or the surfing paradise that is Bondi Beach?!

To celebrate all that Sydney has to offer, we thought we’d give you the low-down on the things we love most about this beaut... After all, is there anyone out there who hasn't dreamt of travelling Down Under?! We've got all sorts of options when...

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Our Real Thailand Experience

The following blog was sent in to us from our two lovely travellers Hannah and Samantha. Having completed our four week Thailand Experience we were thrilled to find out how they got on… 
 

Upon arriving in Bangkok it was busy, interesting and compelling. There was just so much to see that we had completely dismissed the fact that we were jet lagged, set to the wrong time and amongst a whole new group of people who were about to become true friends. From the moment we arrived our tour guides...

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Why YOU Should Volunteer with Children

Volunteering with children abroad is an eye opening experience that you will never forget. There are so many reasons why volunteering with children is an amazing thing to do, so we have picked some top reasons why you should do so!


1)      Make A Difference!

We all want to make a difference and give something back. Volunteering with children is extremely rewarding and can change you as a person. The children can learn so much from the volunteers and they enjoy your company as much as you enjoy...

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How To Become A Travel Blogger

Let’s be honest, how many of us are craving the life of a travel blogger? Jetting off around the world, capturing incredible photography, visiting all the top travel spots of the globe and generally living life to the full – obviously we’re all pretty jel!
 

It’s time to ask yourself... what’s stopping you?! Ok, so it takes a lot of work to get 10,000 followers on Instagram and living a life of bagging free trips from all the travel biggies – but who’s to say it’s not possible! You just need...

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The Lowdown On LAOS

As you guys know… all of us at Real Gap Experience are obsessed with travelling, I mean we are literally hooked on it - our team member Chris is perhaps even more hooked than others! The man called Asia home for twelve months, trust fam, he knows his Cao Lau from his Khao Soi!

After being back in the UK for about eighteen months Chris already felt it was about time to go and visit Asia again, this time heading out to LAOS – somewhere he’d previously passed through but not explored to his...

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India Footage - Derpid

Is there anyone who hasn't dreamt of travelling India?! With so many star attractions to discover, incredible food on every corner and a super diverse culture, India makes for a killer country to backpack - just watch this footage!


The following videos provide you with stunning visuals across India; starting off in Delhi, visiting the wonder that is the Taj Mahal, hiking in the Himalayas and chilling on the beautiful beaches of Goa.


Before you get stuck into this brilliant footage we have to...

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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)


Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.


Your road to happiness starts here...

 

1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life



2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality



3) You Learn What Really Matters To You


4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


 

5) You Do Things That...

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Backpacking Bali - 3 Places You Must Visit

We catch up with the lovely travel blogger: Travellerdays. Having checked out our Bali Beaches trip we thought we'd let Hannah give you the gossip on backpacking the beaut that is Bali...

When I booked a trip to South East Asia, I jumped at the chance to add Bali to my itinerary – and who wouldn’t?! Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is nestled in the middle of Indonesia and is a haven of golden beaches and lush landscapes. Not only is it an Instagram dream, it’s also a place filled with a...

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