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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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*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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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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India Footage - Derpid

Is there anyone who hasn't dreamt of travelling India?! With so many star attractions to discover, incredible food on every corner and a super diverse culture, India makes for a killer country to backpack - just watch this footage!


The following videos provide you with stunning visuals across India; starting off in Delhi, visiting the wonder that is the Taj Mahal, hiking in the Himalayas and chilling on the beautiful beaches of Goa.


Before you get stuck into this brilliant footage we have to...

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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)


Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.


Your road to happiness starts here...

 

1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life



2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality



3) You Learn What Really Matters To You


4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


 

5) You Do Things That...

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Where To Travel, Summer 16.

Spring is officially here! Time to dust off that outrageously big backpack, clean out the trusty water bottle and frantically attempt to secure your visa or expiring passport before you head out!

To kick start your summer in the right direction, we wanted to give you guys a little treat with spring rolling in (probably these early summer vibes making us a little crazy)…

Introducing the Real Gap Experience SPRING SALE!!! You can bag yourself up to 25% OFF our most popular travelling...

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Thailand Footage - Derpid

THAILAND!!! The place where backpacking dreams are made into reality (just check this footage). Who doesn't want to set foot on Thailand's beautiful island beaches, walk with elephants through lush jungles or taste the distinct flavours served up in Bangkok's floating markets?!


Found below is some great footage taking you on a backpacking journey through Thailand. In these short videos you'll start off in Bangkok, exploring the sites of the city, trek jungles in Sangkhlaburi, swim in the...

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New Zealand Conservation Volunteering

New Zealand is home to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrops in the world! What we often don’t realise is the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in conserving these amazing landscapes.

We all love to gaze upon gorgeous scenery, directing our camera lens to capture the stunning surroundings and it’s great we are so appreciative! With this blog we can all learn a little more about what goes on behind the scenes to upkeep these spectacular places of natural wonder.


We caught...

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Volunteering in a Nepalese Monastery

We catch up with Zhenya who travelled to Nepal spending her time volunteering abroad as a teacher. What made this experience even more special was the fact she was teaching monks in a Buddhist monastery, located at the base of the Himalayas!
 

Zhenya just so happens to be an incredible photographer - although very modest about it! When the photography from her trip came to us we couldn't believe just how well she had captured the beauty and spirit of Nepal, so naturally we had to share with...

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No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted

 “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”- A saying everyone should go by. After all, it’s these small acts that make the world go round.

We think it’s important that you guys know how valuable your impact is on our volunteering projects because without you, our special communities all around the world would not be able to achieve what they do today.We asked our in-country teams, how previous volunteers have helped these incredible projects, and here’s what they had to...

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