I have a confession to make. I am addicted to the Real Gap website- I browse it every day, planning trips and deciding where to explore next. It’s been my lifelong dream to see the world, ever since I was little I had visions of donning a backpack, immersing myself into different countries and cultures and exploring the world. One day I decided to put my dream to travel into action, I went onto the Real Gap website and headed straight over to the Thailand section and after reading up about...Read More
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Preparing for your summer adventure can be a task and a half, so- because all of us Real Gappers are ridiculously nice- we’ve put together a top class guide to help you get into order. Today we’re going to be talking about all things ‘packing’- so get your backpack/suitcase in gear and let’s get ready to roll (...those suitcases through departures)!
‘Case, or backpack? We’d usually always go with the latter, but it really does depend on what adventure you’ve booked yourself on. If...Read More
After the craziness of Bangkok, it was time to pack out rucksacks and get on the road to discover the 'Real Thailand'...
We got picked up just outside our hotel (such a luxury- definitely preferable than dragging your heavy bags through the streets, begging for a Tuk Tuk that won't rip you off!) by a coach that looked like it was made by the Barbie Factory. On the outside, it had cartoon characters all over while we had a pink plastic interior, adored with blue and pink frilly curtains! The...Read More
I've been visiting temples galore during my time on the Thailand Experience, so thought it was about time I filled you in on what I've seen so far!
In a country where (according to the last census) 94.6% of the population described themselves as Buddhist, you would be correct in thinking that Thailand is littered with stunning temples and shrines. Wherever you go, be it a small rural town, a motorway service station, or deep in the heart of the city, you will soon be blinded by glittering...Read More
Now Sophie's spent her first two weeks in Thailand on our awesome Thailand Experience (and taught us how to cook in her last post!)- it's now the time to go back to her arrival day and her first few days in Bangkok!
So the days of travelling solo are over- now its time to kick back, relax and enjoy the travellers paradise, Thailand. After 7 months of going it alone, I was so excited to go on a Real Gap tour, where all the boring bits of travelling are taken away (transport, accomodation,...Read More
If you're booked on to go on the Thailand Experience, one thing you'll try during your time in Thailand is a Thai cookery lesson. The dishes we made were SO yummy, so I thought I'd share the recipes with you!
There are two things that I can guarantee you'll hear about travelling in Thailand- 1) "OMG, it is so cheap!" and 2) "OMG, the food is so good". After spending a few days in Bangkok, we'd already had the chance to experience the cheapness of the country (after Australia I think anything...Read More
As a massive portion of you Real Gappers will already know, our very own Ben (Sales Manager) and Harriet (Travel Advisor) went on their own Thailand Experience trip back in March. As so many of you had been asking questions about one of our biggest trips over the last few weeks, we thought we’d ask them both to look back on their trip one month on and give you lot the insider goss...
Favourite activity? That’s a toughie! We both absolutely loved the scuba diving, which is an extra activity...Read More
Since I've been back in the UK for just under two weeks now, I thought it was about time that I let you guys know about how our 16 day whirlwind trip (really) went...
I have worked in the travel industry for the past 17 years and I have never been backpacking. I’m used to lazing around in the luxury of 5 star hotel, (and being able to chill out on a sunbed whenever I please!)- so when I was first told I'd be going to Thailand it was mega exciting but also really daunting. The fear of the...Read More
It's the big one- it's all about the Full Moon Party!
Hi there, it's Harriet again. Thought I'd take over the blogging baton from Ben for the last couple of days!
After leaving Koh Tao we boarded the ferry to the stunning Koh Phangan. Luckily we prebooked the tickets (as they were fully booked!) - we reckon this was because of the Full Moon Party that was due to kick off the following day!
The ferry took 1 hour and we jumped in a taxi to our Thailand Experience final week's accommodation, Mac Bay Resort. This place was beautiful! It's based on a...Read More