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We all love an occasion here at Real Gap, and today is one of our personal favourite's- Bonfire Night! To match the fiery nature of the big day, we wanted to show you a city with bags of passion and attitude; a place that could hardly be referred to as the 'shy and retiring' type...

Just as Guy attempted to blow the Houses Parliament up all those years ago, Bangkok does one better as the party capital of Thailand- it’ll blow your mind! As a part of Real Gap’s Thailand experience, get a taster...

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Happy Halloween!

Real Gap, aka, the home of a (Real) bunch of wimps- would like to wish all of you, braver, travel lovin' folk out there, a very happy Halloween! 

What will you be doing to celebrate the big occasion this year? We think we'll be 'treat'-ing ourselves with sweets galore, whilst blasting out the horror tunes: Ghostbusters, Better the Devil You Know, Thriller- you get the jist...

Comment down below to make us insanely jeealous about your Halloween plans!

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Languages: Simple, serious or scary?

 

As a part of our Real Gap spooky spectacular, we're talking about things that have scared the pants off of us Real Gappers. In this particular chapter, we're going back to school and putting on our bilingual hats...

We all remember it well. School, lessons, taking a language. Becoming terrified of *said* language. Revising our bums off to achieve a half decent grade in *that* language. Chewing our pen lids to pieces in *those* classes. It felt difficult. We felt intimidated.

But after weeks...

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We've gotten all rotten...

Nerves of steel? Brave beyond belief? If the thought of ghosts and ghouls sends you into a laughing fit (cheers, Casper...) then it’s time you became acquainted with Real Gap’s activity list of doom*. Ditch the Halloween costumes, and have a look at our terrifying trips. Swimming with white sharks, anyone?

Mozambique Whale Shark Conservation

If the thought of Jaws sent shivers down your spine as a wee nipper, then (duh-na, duh-na, duh-na) this is the real thing! As a part of an epic...

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Freaky Festivals

Today's post marks the start of our ever so spooky Halloween week here at the Real Gap office. Ooooooo!

Remember those parties you used to go to when you were five? You donned the witch’s hat, ate too much candy, and probably ran around screaming ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ in people’s ear holes whilst gasping through vampire teeth? Well scrap that (those memories scar us anyway…) and have a look at these freaky festivals from around the world. But beware; if you’re a wuss then this is not for you,...

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The Time Has Come...

Hundreds entered, but only a handful succeeded! We don't like to blow our own trumpets here at UYO, but our prize is one heck of a prize, and as expected we had video applications galore begging to be taken on a whirlwind of an adventure around the world. Aus, America, Asia, South Africa- what's not to like?!

The UYO team have now selected the final thirteen (unlucky for some, but extremely so for them!) and it's now the time that we ask you, our adoring public, to submit your vote and in...

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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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