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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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Let's Get Laos'd: Our brilliant facts about the magnificent Laos

HEY THERE, BEAUT. We've been wanting to suss you out for ages, but it just didn't seem possible. You were too 'out there'. Too undiscovered. But now, it's time.

ALRIGHT LAOS?!

We're so excited to launch our brand new adventures, especially as it's been a firm country favourite of the Real Gap Experience team for absolute donkeys (you can barely shut Louisa up about her time out there. It's properly runs deep, y'know?)

So after a bit of badgering, a bit of investigating and after spending months...

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Meet the Thailand Team - Bee

Thailand is one of our favourite places in the whole wide world, so we thought we'd introduce you to a member of the RG team who makes trips like the Thailand Experience possible. It's time to meet Bee, one of our awesome guides!

 

 

Want to take part in the Thailand Experience? Find out more over on the Real Gap website. Best news yet, book on to the 19th September 2015 date and book on for £699! 

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Introducing: Arron and THE CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE

Hey everyone I’m Arron!

I’m here to tell you all about the brand new Cambodia Experience that is happening right now! But before I do, let me tell you a little bit about myself...

I have lived in the sunny city of Leicester for most of my life. It’s a great place with a lot going on, but it’s very rarely going to suppress the adventurer in you, if you know what I mean?

I stumbled across Real Gap in 2010 whilst browsing for trips to USA online, like so many of us, I needed something to get...

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Solo Travelling? Meet your new travelling companion……

Solo Travelling?

Meet your new travelling companion…… your Bag!

This month we’ve partnered up with our mates at Nomad to give away a massive prize. Haven’t entered yet? Head here!

In the meantime, our pals at Nomad have written a blog post for us outlining their experiences. Thanks guys!

I have travelled and explored in many ways. With my partner, as part of an expedition, with friends. The list goes on but nothing compares to solo travel! It throws you head first into the culture of the host...

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Travelling: Are You Ever Actually On Your Own?

We feel your pain, solo traveller. It's pretty nerve racking travelling on your own for the first time, but rest assured there IS light on the other side - a very bright one! There's so many amazing things you can learn about yourself and others when you travel solo, and the best part is that Real Gap Experience is made up of approx 84% of go-it-alone travellers which means you'll always make other mates abroad!

Need some convincing? Here's why we think you should travel solo:

You make new...

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RG's Sophie's Guide to Thailand and Cambodia

Sophie has just come back from a trip of a lifetime. Not only did she get to explore Thailand from top to bottom (in a whirlwind two weeks!) but she also got to sneak in a bit of time in the legendary Cambodia too. In typical RG fashion we quizzed her about everything she got up to, so if you're looking to explore Asia yourself this is a must read!

Sum your trip up in 10 words: Absolutely amazing! Exhausting, exciting, rewarding, beautiful – best trip ever!

Tell us where you went! – Where...

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