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Traveller Tales - Nina's India Experience

 

As I stepped out of the airport into the thick Indian air, I was immediately covered in sweat, even though it was six in the morning. I was met by my RealGap representative, Amit, who was going to be my guide for the next month. We shook hands and he was very polite, as I would soon find out, most Indians are. He took my bags, loaded them into the car and we were off, into the bustling streets and crazy traffic of Delhi. Swerving between tuk tuks, mopeds and cows trying to cross the street;...
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Look at the size of that fin!

 

‘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!’

Great…

I was on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef finishing off my PADI Rescue Diver course. We’d all been having a great time swimming with the fishies, trying to find Nemo and his aquatic chums and...
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Totally Trans-Siberian

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 miles of track and...
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Bangkok Bustle

 

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 begins to take root.

Of course, getting into...

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The South Africa Feeling

Travel advisor Tom describes his time on the South Africa Experience

 The worst part of any trip is the end.  The waiting-for-the-plane (2 hours delayed); the murky cold weather on return home; ‘real life’. But it’s not really because of our loathing of day-to-day life that we want more time (come on, life isn’t all that bad!) – it’s because we always want one more day on our adventure.  Be it beaches, bars and cocktails; bushland, wildlife and locals; friends, laughter and memories – we...

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Top 10 Fundraising Tips

So, you’ve decided to take a gap year or a summer break and now you need to think about how you’re going to pay for it. You’ll need enough money for the trip, for flights, insurance, visas, equipment and spending money… so where’s it all going to come from?

Whether you want to earn enough money to fully fund your trip, or if you’re just looking to top up what you’re already saved, here are a few fundraising tips to help you get on your way:

1)      Make money from your chores

Start your own...

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Top 10 Travel Must-Haves

So, you’re going away on your travels… but what are you going to take with you? Panic not; here at Real Gap we’ve used our many years of experience and our well travelled team to put together this list of our top ten things to take on your travels. You’re welcome!

1)      Money

Apparently it makes the world go round, but more important money helps you go round the world! You’ll want spending money for anything from paying for the meals not included in your trip price to buying souvenirs or...

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