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RG's Hannah in Africa: Botswana and Namibia

RG's Hannah is putting us all to shame by spending months on end in the beautiful Africa. The next step of her journey? Botswana and Namibia!

'I got to spend just on 2 weeks in Botswana and Nambia. 

We travelled to the Okavango Delta in Botswana and spent two days camping on the edge of it. Again, the weather was great. My biggest regret was not doing a small plane flight over the Delta to see its sheer size and the animal herds from above - so if you get a chance, make sure you do! Not much...

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#DanUnder - Real Gap's Dan Goes Down Under

Last month Real Gap's Dan said 'bye' to Brighton, and 'HELLO' to Melbourne as he made the move over to join our Australian team. Thing is, Dan hadn't actually been to Australia before.... (eeek)

We all knew that Dan would LOVE Melbourne. Surprise surprise, he's in love with the joint. (Check him out with one of our resident Aussies, Real Gap's Alicia!). We thought we'd check in with Dan to see how he's been getting on #DanUnder (we're PROUD of that one, we must admit!).

Hiya Dan! We're so...

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RG's Hannah in Africa: Her African 'Gap Year'

Back in July, RG's Hannah flew the nest (aka, our Australian office) to go on an ? long 'gap year' in Africa. To find out about the INCREDIBLE adventures she's had so far, check out the below!
 
Hey there guys and welcome! 
 
Hannah here from the Real Gap in Australia. Having packed up my life back home for a bit, I am currently travelling around Africa. I am exploring the South before relocating to Kenya. I have travelled from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Cape Town, South Africa in 21 days and...
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RG's Chris on Cambodia

Here in the RG office, we're all obsessed with travel and Chris is no exception. After living in Cambodia for seven months we can well and truly say that he is the Real Gap Cambodia expert - he never stops talking about his favourite country!

To celebrate the launch of the all new Cambodia Experience, we thought we'd ask Chris about all of his favourite Cambodian things. Be prepared for inspiration central! (Can we all go now please...) 

What's the main thing you love about Cambodia?

There's so...

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Champs in China: The Lowdown on the China Ultimate Adventure

Earlier this month, RG's Hannah (aka, Champs) went off on our China Ultimate Adventure to see what all the fuss was about on one of our biggest adventure trips!

Hi Champs! What was your favourite part of your time in China?

I was really surprised about how awesome Yangshuo was. I didn't know anything about it beforehand, but it was absolutely incredible! We spent four days cycling, hiking, trekking and rafting... and we all had the best time. I also took part in a cookery course (which is one...

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A Gap Year: To ‘Year it’ or…?

Officially, a gap year is:

gap year 
noun 
British 
noun: gap year; plural noun: gap years 
 
a period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between school and university or college education. 
 
…  but nowadays, a gap year isn’t really something which has an expiry date. In all seriousness, how many travellers do you know who’ve been away for 365 days, seen the whole world and come back bright eyed and busy tailed? Nah, we didn’t think so. 
 
In all honesty, we reckon that we’ve...
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RG's Sam: Working in Australia for a Year

Looking to head out on a working holiday in Aus? Our very own Sam has just come back from her year in Australia… check out how she got on below!

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 flight to Sydney for 5 months’ time. I chose Australia mainly because my brother was currently...

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Taking on Australia Within Your Holiday Allowance

We’d put any money on this: if the whole world could, they’d take a year out to head to Australia. Go on, disagree with us! (We know you won’t). Here in the UK, Australia as seen as ‘the’ place to go to take time out and if we could we’d go for months, if not years. Unfortunately for some of us this can’t be done (we have to keep th RG website going for you lot!) but when I got the chance to take three weeks off to go explore, I couldn’t resist hitting up Aus and packing in as much as...

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How to BOSS A Gap Year (From a 17 Year Old Australian)

Looking to go on a gap year, but don't know where to start? Take note future gap yearers, we have one Real Gapper who's half way through her incredible journey with us - check out her story (and her incredible itinerary) below!

Name: Nat Mahoney

Age: 17

RTW Itinerary:

Giant Panda Conservation, China

Martial Arts Academy, China

Live with Lion Cubs, South Africa

Kruger to Coast, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

Zambia Building and Wildlife Experience

Zimbabwe Lion Rehabilitation, Zimbabwe

Tanzania...

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Not Going to Uni? How to Improve Your Employability (and Travel) In 1 Year

You've spent the last 13 years of your life in school, now it's time to ditch off the textbooks. If you've decided not to go to uni, you literally have the whole world at your feet and that is BLOODY EXCITING.

Not sure whether to stick it out at home or go travelling? Check out our amazing one year plan and you'll soon know where you want to be...

September: Thailand

The first month in the gap year calendar, and you're about to start your incredible first year in the 'Real' world! We recommend...

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