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8 reasons why your home life is just plain harsh

Travelling ruins your life. Why? Because it just makes everything at home seem too damn boring.

Travelling, we love to hate you. Why?!

1) Porridge vs pad thai. With lumps and bumps in all the wrong places, we know what we'd rather be eating; spices n' all.



2) Even when the sun shines in the UK (which let's face it, isn't now) it's never as bright as it is in Thailand. F***.

3) We love feeling sand inbetween our toes, not murky puddles that have leaked into our favourite boots. Soggy feet ain't...

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Chris on Cambodia

Here in the 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 Experience 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...

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Champs in China: The Lowdown on the China Experience

Earlier this month, Hannah (aka, Champs) went off on our China Experience 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 of the cool...

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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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Why You Should Be Using Instagram on Your Next BIG Trip

Hot on the tail of Facebook and Twitter as social media’s next BIGBIGBIG thing, Instagram has now hit the 200 million users mark. Not surprising really, seeing as though it’s the best thing since sliced bread!

If you get a bit snap happy when you’re away and you want to document your adventures – get Instagram. Simple. Reasons why?

You can easily update friends and family with what you’re doing, when you're doing it. Hearing about it over email or text is one thing, but actually seeing it is a...

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Get 'in'! International Internships - The Way Forward

Let's face it, the job market today is a little bit tricky. With competition getting fiercier and fiercier, it's imperative that you make yourself stand out. With an internship you can do just that, but with an international internship you can REALLY put yourself on to map. 

Luckily for you lot, help is at hand in the shape of Real Gap's Claire. Imagine Claire as your career fairy godmother - she's our Business Development Manager and she spends her time at schools, colleges and universities...

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HELP! You Want to Travel, But You Don’t Know Where – Our Guide to Travel Stardom

We’ve all been there, done that and got the t-shirt - you want to go away, but you have absolutely no idea where you actually want to go. The worst bit is most of us want to tick off the whole world, which then causes the dilemma of where you start it all off. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Follow our guide below and you’ll be bracing yourself for your first big adventure in no time:
 
1) Grab a Map, now: The best place to start is by printing off a world map and highlighting each country...
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Inside the Thailand Experience: What To Expect

It's official: The Thailand Experience is legendary within the Real Gap Experience camp. It's received 9/10 stars from over 260 past travellers, the dates for the summer are already packed out and frankly - we don't think it's hard to see why. It's BIG news and to show the rest of you what it's all about we thought we'd run through our biggest finds, surprises and share our secret tips with you about one of our favourite trips. Watch out gang, give it five minutes and we're sure you'll be...

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Inside the Thailand Experience: What to Take with you

Let's not beat around the bush here - we all like to look good on holiday. If anything we have the hundreds of holiday snaps to take into consideration – they’re going to be splashed all over Facebook! To save your dignity (and your back, as let’s face it- that backpack is going to be HEAVY) we thought we’d dish out our top tips on what to take, and what to ditch off on the Thailand Experience.

The BIG one- what do we pack our stuff in? The backpack vs suitcase debate is something we get...

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#experienceit - Be the Foodie!

We're all massive fans of our food here at Real Gap, and one of the best things about going away is undeniably the chance to try a host of exotic foods. Check out Real Gap’s Chris, who ended up getting more than he bargained for during his travels throughout Asia...
 
‘I was wandering around a small town in Thailand and I was hungry, looking for some food, specifically chicken, as you can get a stick of chicken and chili sauce for 10baht (20p). Well, I found this street vendor who was selling...
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