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Dave is Real Gap's very own stick of digital dynamite. His love of online is only matched by his passion for fast cars and loose women...oh no, wait a minute that's James Bond. He does love travel though and has gone round the world seeing and doing some awesome stuff. Highlights include climbing Kilimanjaro (which he never shuts up about), the incredible scuba diving off Roatan in Honduras, face to face encounters with Komodo dragons and karaoke sing offs in dodgy Thai nightclubs. You can follow his travel ramblings on the Real Gap Twitter feed or find him on

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:36 BY Dave Holloway


Everyone has to go to Australia once in their life, right? Of course they do and with sights like the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Sydney Harbour Bridge at your disposal, why wouldn’t you? One of the main stumbling blocks when it comes to taking the plunge Down Under is money and as the feeble UK Pound isn’t fairing too well against the muscular Aussie Dollar you’re going to need some funds if you’re planning on staying a while.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:26 BY Dave Holloway


There are few places left in the world where travellers can truly experience a complete and utter culture shock but India is surely up there with the best of them. Traditional, mystical, unique, exciting: if you’re looking to really get away from the grey UK then set your camera to stun and head for one of the most colourful and vibrant countries on the planet.
For starters: If you can tear yourself away from the beaches of Goa then you’ll...
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 15:05 BY Dave Holloway


‘Look at the size of that fin!’
These are words that most people probably wouldn’t want to hear. Especially when they’re anywhere near the ocean. Even more so when they’re just about to jump in. 
The follow up didn’t inspire much confidence either…
‘That’s a Tiger shark for sure…and a big one!’
I was on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef finishing off my...
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 16:17 BY Dave Holloway

Ten nights on a train with no shower, dwindling cheese supplies and a hole in the ground for a toilet, it was, a totally Trans-Siberian experience.

Me and a couple of mates boarded at Waterloo and with one final beer we waved goodbye to London as our lovely, modern train took us through Brussels and onwards to Moscow and the start of one of the world’s fiercest train routes, the Trans-Siberian.

We knew that by the time we finished our journey we’d have covered almost 6000...
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:55 BY Dave Holloway


Bangkok Bustle

Quick flight from Heathrow, catch a few zeds on route and before you know it, boom, you’re in Bangkok!

Talk about a culture shock! One moment you’re scavenging around Boots for Malaria tablets and the next your standing on the Khaosan Road looking for a place to live. But this is what you signed up for, right? And bravely you find your way past the hawkers, gawkers and squawkers as your adventure begins and your Thailand experience...