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Sydney - Place Profile

Known as the home of the most iconic opera house in the world, that incredible bridge and the 2000 Olympics- Sydney is one awesome city, and the queen of Aus has a special place in our hearts! To celebrate all that Sydney has to offer, we thought we’d give you the lowdown of the things we love best about Sydney. After all, who’s never dreamt of living with all of this for a year?!

In Sydney, you need to:

S is for seeing the sights- Sydney is full to the brim of iconic landscapes that you need...

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Happy New Year!

Real Gappers, this is a serious one. We’ve always found New Year’s resolutions really tricky, as frankly we never keep them, and this year we’ve asked around the office to see what all of our New Year’s resolutions are…

  • Drink less tea and more water
  • Bring packed lunch instead of buying it (to save those all-important pennies for travelling!)
  • Lose weight/get fitter (although we say this every year :-/)
  • Rachel's personal resolution - hit "30 countries before 30" - 5 to go before June!
  • Complete TEFL...
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#RealGapDoesAsia

Our Social Media Real Gapper, Laura, is jetting off on a trip around Asia from the 27th and we're going to be following along over to Twitter to see what she gets up to!

Laura is going to be heading to Hong Kong, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo over two and a half weeks, and following the hashtag: #RealGapDoesAsia, you'll be able to see all things Asia on the Real Gap Twitter page!

Hong Kong is the starting and finishing point of our China Ultimate Adventure (and her stop off for NYE!) and...

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Getting Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Brace yourselves guys; our sale kicks off in a weeks time! From the 27th of December, you’ll be able to pick up some massive bargains on some of our top trips, and to get you all prepared for going away to brighter climes, we thought we’d go through what we do when we plan a trip of a lifetime...

The Steps to Star-Travel-Dom

1.       Know where you want to go. Sounds easy, but considering there is a whole world out there, there’s an awful lot to choose from! (Personally we will always...

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Elephants in Namibia!

We've just been sent some fantastic snaps from our Real Gappers in Namibia, and we couldn't NOT share these beauties with you all! (It would've been the crime of '12!)

On our desert Elephant conservation project in Namibia, travellers get the opportunity to track the elephants so working within close promixity to one of our favourite animals is a given! We've become particularly smitten with the photo of the littlen on the left too; he's a serious cutie!

It's currently 32c in Windhoek,...

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Win An Internship in South America!

We like treating our travel obsessed Real Gappers- especially at Christmas, so we've decided to give one of you the opportunity to intern in either Argentina or Colombia! Amazing or what?

As it's so important to boost your CV with work experience and Internships galore nowadays, we've decided to expand our range of 'Real Internships' to give all of you job hunters a massive choice. We're pretty stoked about the final result- our new selection covers the world over from India, to Argentina to...

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Tanzania, anyone?

We love showing the world a little bit of lovin' on a Friday, and this week we've decided to show you all how FANTASTIC our Tanzania Experience is.

As actions/images speak louder than words, we've created a nifty little slideshow of our fantastic Tanzania Experience, which takes you around this fascinating country in four weeks of adventure. The snaps were taken by Caecilia Lahner, a Real Gapper who came away with us on the experience in September. I'm sure you'd agree, but they're absolutely...

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Place Profile- The Crackin' Cape Town

Sitting at the base of the gorgeous Table Mountain, Cape Town couldn’t possibly fail to shape up to its mountainously impressive nature. With penguin colonies, gorgeous beaches, a harbour and fantastic shopping under its African belt, Cape Town is one almighty destination- and the first in our ‘Place Profile’ series!

The top five things we LOVE about Cape Town are:

1.       You’ve guessed it, Table Mountain! The top dog of Western Cape, Table Mountain sits pretty at 3500ft above sea level,...

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Want to work in Aus?

Silly question, right? As we're staring out the window of our Tunbridge Wells office, it's grey, wet and pretty damn miserable. However, on the other side of the world in our Melbourne office we're hearing all about blue skies, scorching weather, and tan lines galore... (Jealous, us? Never!)

Not only that, but we've heard on the grapevine that the Aussie working visas are going up in price from the 1st January 2013- and not just by a measly smidgen, but by 30%. Crikey! To soften the blow,...

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Christmas Is Coming...

Unbelievably, it's come around to 'that' time of year again. The packed out Oxford Streets, the manic mums and the incessant Christmas music- it's 'Mariah' this and 'I'm Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' that, and we're thinking this year, us Real Gappers are going to get Real-ly prepared! Hoorah! 

To kick off the Christmas season with a smash in the baubly Tree, we wanted to put together a Christmas list full of all things Real Gap so if any of you lovely lot want to buy us a gift or two,...

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