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Dan's guide to Melbourne

Last August Dan was given the amazing opportunity to head Down Under and work in our Australian office in Melbourne. Was he going to turn that opportunity down? Course not! As Dan's now lived in Australia for six months, we thought we'd ask him about his time in Australia and what it's really like to live in one of the world's most liveable cities...

"Best mood: One of the best things about Melbourne is it's Suburbs. Whatever mood you're in, they're great to explore! St Kilda, Richmond,...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 3

Since the last update, Olly, Tom, Declan and Helen have been making their way around Queensland, taking in the Whitsundays and Cairns. We're SO jealous, we're not sure we like them anymore... ;)

Day 9: After Valentines day we left Emu Park on our way to the boat, the first time for many. We all had images of The Wolf of Wall Street scene has the rain started to fall and the winds howled. Luckily it was only a brief spell, as we got to spend the day on a real sailing boat that Prince Charles...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 2

After we caught up with Olly, Declan, Helen and Tom last week, our four backpack wankers have been touring around Queensland, taking in Fraser Island and the Outback!

Day 5:

Waking up feeling a bit worse for wear, the team had organised a river cruise in the Queensland capital of Brisbane, where we wandered around in the searing heat for a few hours. Afterwards we headed for the Bruce Highway in time for the ferry to Fraser Island. Awaiting us on the island was an all you can eat buffet at the...

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Backpack Wankers: Part 1

Last summer we declared Olly Bentley as our ultimate backpack wanker. His prize? A trip to Australia (on our two week East Coast Tour, HELLO!) with three of his best mates. (Yep, we absolutely hate him - the little squirt).

Now they're halfway through their tour, Olly's managed to make us all incredibly jealous by letting us in on what Helen, Tom and Declan have been up to...

Olly: After a long flight we arrived 'Down Under', wahay! Once we'd dropped off our bags we began exploring the city,...

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Our Top Six Two Weekers

It's HOLIDAY TIME! We're so done with January, and to get our bit of escapism we're all booking our next adventures left, right and centre.

Not got a lot of time off you can take this year? Luckily for all of you lovely lot we've got our fair share of adventures which you can take in two weeks - result!

So, what our our trop six two weekers? (Bye bye 'Biza, HELLO Thailand!)

Big 5 Wildlife and Community: Want to head out on an awesome safari this year? Hit up our incredible private Big 5 game...

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Our top 3 incredibly affordable trips to hit up this year

It's the JANUARY SALE PEOPLE! If this time of year doesn't scream amazing value, we don't know when does! To celebrate, we've compiled a list of our top three most affordable adventures so you can get on the road, and stat. Remember, our sale ends on 31st January (which is THIS Saturday) so make sure you don't miss out!

Vietnam Experience - I'm not sure anybody could argue with the figures on this one - £22 A DAY. To explore Asia, in a group, with everything done for you. It's amazing value...

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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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Christmas... On the Beach?

Not sure whether you want to spend Christmas in the UK this year? Let us introduce you to Sam, our Product Exec, who spent last Christmas in the scorchin' Australia! (We're not sure our turkey leftovers will ever look the same again...)

I' d planned to spend the whole year working and living in Australia, so I always knew that I would have to spend a Christmas away from home. After 25 years of tradition (all of the extended family packed into my parent’s house for a day of eating, drinking,...

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Top 7 Reasons to Do Christmas Like a Boss

It's November. It's cold. It's windy, and it's wet.

WE'RE FED UP OF WINTER ALREADY, OKAY?!

Luckily here at Real Gap HQ, we have the know-how. We do these things on a regular basis:

- We wear a lot of black in the winter, as it feels just that little bit warmer than any other colour

- We have our tea shaken, not stirred

- Running off into the sunset. It's fun and feels dramatic; leaving your house at the crack of dawn just doesn't feel right

 So, in short we're basically qualified to tell you as to...

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#DanUnder - Dan Goes Down Under

Last month Real Gap Experience's Dan said 'bye' to Brighton, and 'HELLO' to Melbourne as he made the move over to join our Australian team. Thing is, Dan hadn't actually been to Australia before.... (eeek)

We all knew that Dan would LOVE Melbourne. Surprise surprise, he's in love with the joint. (Check him out with one of our resident Aussies, Real Gap's Alicia!). We thought we'd check in with Dan to see how he's been getting on #DanUnder (we're PROUD of that one, we must admit!).

Hiya Dan!...

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