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Best Places to Eat in Cambodia

This blog post comes from the brilliant Sophie Maddern, a keen traveller with an awesome Instagram profile @justanotherhappytraveller - it's definitely worth checking out!

Sophie is currently travelling with Real Gap Experience (yeah buddy!) hitting up Thailand, Cambodia and Australia on a year's travel plan. Sophie is also giving a lot of her time to community volunteering so we'd like to say a massive well done and a huge thanks for this great blog post (one for all the foodies out there!)....

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FULL MOON, BLACK MOON & HALF MOON PARTIES - What's What?

With the arrival of Black Friday and the recent #manonthemoon John Lewis Christmas advert (love it!),  we’ve been getting all excited for the festive season and wondered how we could add to this excitement but also fill you in with some useful travel information?! Well here you are people… this blog is all about the different Moon parties you can experience whilst out in Thailand! "How does this have anything to do with Christmas and Black Friday?" I hear you ask... Allow us to explain.

For

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Ebony Day does Thailand

At HQ we’ve been working hard to organise an exciting new project. Finally, just a few days before she departs we are BEYOND excited to announce that we are sending EBONY DAY to Thailand with the very talented camera team Reload Sessions. 
 
Once you’ve stopped any fan girls screaming at your screen, let us tell you more… At the beginning of the year Ebony liked us on twitter (as everyone should… @RealGapExp please!) and it got us thinking. We wanted an insider view of Thailand, and who better...
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How to take EPIC instagram pics when travelling

Planning your travels and after some top tips for capturing the best photos? You’re in the right place! 

Your Instagram account has never been more thankful for planning a trip around the world. The stunning beaches, ridiculous views and classic food snaps are all begging to be uploaded! However want to make sure you’ve got the best shot for the optimum number of likes? George is our marketing guru here at Real Gap Experience, and as a lover of all things Instagram she has decided to share...

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OUR TOP 7 BACKPACKER MUST DO'S IN ASIA


Did someone say ASIA! Just for you guys, we’ve put together a cheeky list touching on seven of the most impressive, culturally rich and occasionally mischievous Asian destinations to firmly stamp on your ‘bucket list'. Y’all enjoy it.

 

1)      Angkor Wat - Angkor Wat is one of our all-time favourite places, not just because it’s all mysterious/sassy/bea-uuuuut-iful, but because we can legit play ‘Lara Croft’ and not feel like a fool. No seriously - as one of the Seven Wonders of the World,...

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‘HANDS IN THE AIR IF YOU LOVE HALONG BAY’

#MyRealExperience - GoPro WINNER
 

Hey peeps! First off we would like to say a MASSIVE THANKS for all of your amazing entries into our #MyRealExperience Instagram feed so far! With so many awesome pics to choose from we really did struggle to decide on our GoPro prize winner. On the plus side, keep your Grammin’ up as we’ll be announcing some NEW PRIZES for you soon!
 

*Drumroll please*… CONGRATULATIONS LAURA WINTER!!! We LOVE your ‘Hands-Up at Halong Bay’ post.


@laura.winterArrived in Halong...

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Volunteering in Surin: Day In the Life!

Thinking of volunteering in northern Thailand with us? Past volunteers Melissa and Becky took part in our 'Childcare Volunteers' program and after having such an amazing time, decided to talk us through their schedules in the gorgeous Surin. 

8:30 We get picked up by our coordinator (Tuk, she was amazing!) with the other volunteers. It's about an half an hour drive, and if there's a few of you, you get to sit in the back of the truck and enjoy the scenery (and the cool breeze) along the way!

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8 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer, And Just Visit Nepal

Looking to explore somewhere a bit different? Head to Nepal. From the incredible Himilayas to the fascinating culture, there's always something amazing to discover.

Alicia has been visiting Nepal for 11 years, and keeps getting drawn back for more. Check out her top eight reasons why you should visit too!

1. Tick one off the bucket list and see Mount Everest - Trek to Everest Base Camp or take a scenic flight. Or you can change this to the Himalayas

2. You can’t visit Nepal without a trip to...

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#myrealexperience - Instagram Competition

We've absolutely LOVED checking out our entries in our Instagram competition over the summer months, and now there's only three weeks to go until our beloved #myrealexperience comp closes, we thought we'd show you all our favourite 10 so far!

And in no particular order...

We love @simonedavies snap from the Thailand Experience last month. (CAN WE COME ALONG TOO PLEASE?)

We knew Thailand would show it's face again, except this time @annbear_k's the one behind the camera!

We love this snap from

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#myrealexperience: Thailand Experience

The Thailand Experience is legendary around these parts, and when the lovely Ollie, a guy who works for our sister company JCA wanted to jump on board, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Last month he headed out on an adventure of a lifetime, so when he got back (and admittedly, was a little depressed to be sitting back at a desk rather than on the beach) - we thought we'd ask him how he got on.

Why do you choose do go on the Thailand Experience?
 
I’ve always wanted to travel to South East...
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