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Unforgettable Elephants in Thailand

Tucked away in the tranquil Surin, our Elephant and Community project in Thailand is the perfect way to get up close to the gentle giants and really make a difference in a community. Customer Kayleigh has just got back from volunteering at the project, so we decided to quiz her on everything from why she picked the trip to must eat dishes.

Over to Kayleigh to tell us all about her travels…

Why did you pick the Thailand elephant trip?
Honestly, the reason I picked the elephant and community...

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Why does everyone love Cambodia?

Gap year traveller Sam recently booked onto our popular Cambodia Experience. Continuously voted 10/10 by past customers, we wanted to get behind the REAL reason everyone is head over heels for our 21 day trip. Over to Sam…

I recently booked onto Real Gap Experience’s Cambodia Experience. I had never been to Cambodia before so it was the perfect length (21 days) to explore the country and tick Angkor Wat off the bucket list at last! I was also really looking forward to embracing Asian cultures...

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Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

We first noticed Jess from her STUNNING Instagram photos (check them out here) whilst travelling on our popular ‘Bangkok to Beaches’ trip. Her drool-worthy snaps were making us incredibly envious of all things Thai, from Chang Beer and elephants, to full moon parties and Khao San Road.

Naturally, we decided to get in touch and ask her to share a few top tips from her travels. So, read on to get insanely travel envious! Here are Jess’s top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Ahh Thailand... the...

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*New* India Adventure Video

So what's it like travelling India?! Well... you'll have all the answers after watching our brand new video, showing exactly why India is such an amazing backpacker destination!
 

Full to the brim with fantastic activities, our India Adventure trip is perfect for those who fancy seeing the 'Real India' by exploring and volunteering in different regions of the country. Included in the itinerary are activities such as camel safaris in the Thar desert, a night camping under Indian desert skies,...

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B a l i - heelsinmybackpack.com

We've got big <3 for BALI and you will too after checking out this awsome video of @heelsinmybackpack's 2016 trip checking out our Bali Beaches tour and more. Travelling on our popular eight day trip, the lovely Kara and her boyfriend Josh travelled from the bustling Kuta, to chilled Ubud and onto the idyllic island of Gili T. Packing in everything from surfing and monkeys, to volcanoes and boat trips it's no wonder it's voted 10/10 by past customers. 

Be warned though, this video includes...

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Photographs From Thailand And Cambodia

Ever wondered what you’d get to see travelling around Thailand and Cambodia? After checking out this blog you’ll be walking away with gorgeous visuals of just some of the views you can find around South East Asia.

Before we get started we’d like to say a huge thanks to one of our very own travellers whose photography quickly grabbed our attention – Joe Cleere: @joe_cleere on Instagram.

Joe’s photography is quite something and we’ve literally been blown away on multiple occasions with his...

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Introducing Our #REALChinaBlogger

So here we are people, one month on from our epic #REALChinaBlogger competition. Before we announce the lucky winner we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the incredible entries that came in from all corners of the globe! Making this decision has been extremely difficult, one which we needed the help of our friends over at Cathay Pacific& Fujifilm to pick a worthy winner - ready to head out and report on our 27 Day China Experience!!!


We've been reading through all the amazing...

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Our Real Thailand Experience

The following blog was sent in to us from our two lovely travellers Hannah and Samantha. Having completed our four week Thailand Experience we were thrilled to find out how they got on… 
 

Upon arriving in Bangkok it was busy, interesting and compelling. There was just so much to see that we had completely dismissed the fact that we were jet lagged, set to the wrong time and amongst a whole new group of people who were about to become true friends. From the moment we arrived our tour guides...

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Why YOU Should Volunteer with Children

Volunteering with children abroad is an eye opening experience that you will never forget. There are so many reasons why volunteering with children is an amazing thing to do, so we have picked some top reasons why you should do so!


1)      Make A Difference!

We all want to make a difference and give something back. Volunteering with children is extremely rewarding and can change you as a person. The children can learn so much from the volunteers and they enjoy your company as much as you enjoy...

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The Lowdown On LAOS

As you guys know… all of us at Real Gap Experience are obsessed with travelling, I mean we are literally hooked on it - our team member Chris is perhaps even more hooked than others! The man called Asia home for twelve months, trust fam, he knows his Cao Lau from his Khao Soi!

After being back in the UK for about eighteen months Chris already felt it was about time to go and visit Asia again, this time heading out to LAOS – somewhere he’d previously passed through but not explored to his...

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