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Posts written by: Charlie Burch

I'm Charlie, and work here on the sales team. I absolutely love talking about travels with people on a daily basis, so feel very lucky. I've also been lucky enough to have been away quite a few times, and am now up to 42 countries visited! My highlights have been climbing an active Volcano in Guatemala, and the beach in Tulum, Mexico. My low point probably breaking my back snowboarding in Canada! I'm a big football fan, and managed to blag a game in Vietnam at the 20,000 seater Army Stadium (although there were only about 10 people there). I've also worked in Australia, America and Canada, but now firmly rooted in the UK!!


Thu, 03/07/2013 - 14:56 BY Charlie Burch

I've just come back from a trip of a lifetime around our Real Gap South African projects, and I thought I'd start by telling you all about my first stop off- the Big 5 trip!

We flew into Port Elizabeth fairly late in the day, so as soon as we arrived we were picked up with someone showing a sign with my name on it. After the introductions we jumped into a car and started on our journey to the game reserve. It was about an hours journey,...

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:48 BY Charlie Burch

I'm visiting a load of Real Gap's South Africa trips next week, so I'm just organising some last bits before my adventure starts. Want some good tips? Carry on reading!

I’ve done all my laundry, and I've finally started to organise my packing. With packing it generally all depends on the individual, but hopefully the list below will be helpful to those of you who are about to embark on your own adventure!

A question we get asked a lot...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:49 BY Charlie Burch

Hi, it's Charlie here! I'm one of Real Gap's Travel Advisors, and I'm going on a trip to South Africa next week to drop in on some of our trips...

I’m off to S Africa on Saturday, today is Wednesday and in typical fashion I spent my weekend having fun, and now need to get everything done in my lunch breaks!!

My list? I’ve just been to bank, sorted my phone and...