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12 Reasons Why You HAVE to Do The New Zealand Experience

NEW ZEALAND IS MAGNIFICENT.

And to show you all that the New Zealand Experience is one of the best adventures that the world has ever seen, here's 12 reasons why the place is a massive dreamboat/you should literally all go on this trip, now.

1) You haven't travelled until you've seen New Zealand 

New Zealand is just.... perfect. We properly fangirl after it in the Real Gap office; half of us will say outright that it's our favourite country. Heck, RG's Louisa wants to move there, except.... she's...

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The Emotional Journey of Booking a Gap Year

THE FUTURE. Together, these are probably the two scariest words in the world. Perhaps you didn't get the results you were after, or you aren't too sure where to go next? Either way, HELP IS AT HAND.

If you're thinking of travelling - but you aren't massively sure if you can do it just yet, here are the emotions that'll probably run through your head once you've booked your BRILLIANT gap year.

THE STAGES

You'll think about it (and it'll hurt your brain a bit)

Your mate tells you travelling's the...

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9 Reasons Why Results Day Shouldn't Terrify You

Results day, 2015. It’s nearly here. (INSERT RUDE WORD HERE). 
 
It crept up on us big style, and now it's just around the corner. 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 2015 should be the one thing which binds us human beings together. We all know that, in between those...
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Let's Get Laos'd: Our brilliant facts about the magnificent Laos

HEY THERE, BEAUT. We've been wanting to suss you out for ages, but it just didn't seem possible. You were too 'out there'. Too undiscovered. But now, it's time.

ALRIGHT LAOS?!

We're so excited to launch our brand new adventures, especially as it's been a firm country favourite of the Real Gap Experience team for absolute donkeys (you can barely shut Louisa up about her time out there. It's properly runs deep, y'know?)

So after a bit of badgering, a bit of investigating and after spending months...

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RG's Nikki - Tips on Travel in South America

As RG's Nikki is brand new to the Real Gap family, we decided to quiz her on her six months in South America, which she did last year. It's safe to say that all of us who haven't been to South America before are now desperate, and those that have want to go again!

Your biggest must do in South America?
 
The Inca Trail – spending 4 days trekking through cloud forests, sub-tropical forests and mountain landscapes was both physically and mentally tiring, butut the views were absolutely amazing....

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RG's Guide to Safety Abroad

You may think, “safety” oh, this is a blog for the parents… and yes, it is important for them to read through, but in actual fact, you are the one who will be travelling, you are the one who will have to think on their feet if you get into any sticky situations and it will be you who is peeling profusely if you get super sunburnt somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere!

There are load s of forums and blogs you can read to give you great travel tips, but sometimes you can feel like you’re...

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Meet the Thailand Team - Bee

Thailand is one of our favourite places in the whole wide world, so we thought we'd introduce you to a member of the RG team who makes trips like the Thailand Experience possible. It's time to meet Bee, one of our awesome guides!

 

 

Want to take part in the Thailand Experience? Find out more over on the Real Gap website. Best news yet, book on to the 19th September 2015 date and book on for £699! 

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Hannah in Zimbabwe: Rhino and Elephant Conservation

 

Why did you pick the project?

The variety of this trip really interested me and the fact that the project was so hands on was great! You truly got to experience “reserve life” and got to know the animals, staff and children well.

Highlight?

How could I choose?! Seeing Tafika the black rhino on her 4 month birthday, dancing with the locals during a traditional Shona culture evening, meeting amazing people, having Tatenda the rhino living right next door... the list goes on!

Typical day?

You have...

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RG's Laura: What To Expect From Life in Fiji

Want to live on a desert island? Wake up to the sound of sassy waves, kick back in a bure for a week and sample the South Pacific life? (Nope, this is not a trick question. I REPEAT, THIS ACTUALLY EXISTS).
 
Somehow I jammily managed to take eight weeks off to travel solo around the world (hey what can I say, it's one of the perks of working for a gap year company!) and after making my way around Asia for two weeks - which truthfully, mainly involved stroking elephants, wolfing down pad thai...
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Introducing: Arron and THE CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE

Hey everyone I’m Arron!

I’m here to tell you all about the brand new Cambodia Experience that is happening right now! But before I do, let me tell you a little bit about myself...

I have lived in the sunny city of Leicester for most of my life. It’s a great place with a lot going on, but it’s very rarely going to suppress the adventurer in you, if you know what I mean?

I stumbled across Real Gap in 2010 whilst browsing for trips to USA online, like so many of us, I needed something to get...

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