RG's Charlie has literally been EVERYWHERE (well, almost!) and so he's always there to dish out great travel advice to our Real Gappers. One of the questions he always gets asked is about fundraising, so he's decided to put together some of his top ideas to help some of you guys out! (He says: You're welcome!).
Ultimately, fundraising is down to the individual. What they're like, how serious they are and what they feel comfortable doing- and so as with a lot of things to do with travelling,...Read More
With Australia fast losing its reputation as a gritty, never-say-die sporting nation following yet another crushing Ashes Test defeat, a demolition by the British & Irish Lions (even though the Wallabies should have wrapped it up by the second match), and last year's dismal Olympics showing, what is happening to sport in the good old Aus?
Although no longer at the competitive peak of 2001 when Australia's trophy cabinet consisted of... *deep breath in*... a Rugby Union World Cup, a Rugby...Read More
After Sally's first night in Dar, the next stop was the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar...
The local driver dropped me at the ferry port and purchased the ticket, so it was all nice and straight forward – be careful of the local “porters” who show you to your seat – falling for this myself I realised they then expect a big tip in return and you don’t really need them! Having dosed up on motion sickness tablets in preparation for the 2 hour “choppy” journey I had read about, it was...Read More
RG's Sally has just embarked on a trip of epic proportions to Tanzania, and now she's back here's round two of her tale!
Throughout my week I was welcomed with the greetings “Jambo” and “Karibu” by friendly staff and locals. The wonderful bright colours and sounds of African life hit you immediately, so be prepared for a culture shock of the best kind as you pass random cow herds wondering along the road, women carrying all sorts of incredible things on their heads, the complete and utter...Read More
Hiya guys! Two weeks ago I left Asia and flew my way over to the stunning South Africa...
Ever know the feeling when you've been invited to a party, you don't want to go (but you feel like you have to), then you do go and you have the best time of your life?!?! This is exactly how I felt about South Africa. After 11 months on the road travelling for Real Gap I was missing my home comforts: a washing machine, a bed, a wardbrobe, my mum! But like the party that you think might be rubbish, South...Read More
After being a star member of team Real Gap for the last six and a half years, Sally has spent time living, working, studying, and travelling abroad- but had never had the chance to tick Africa off her list. It's fair to say that when she was offered the chance, there was more than a little excitement there!
Despite my past travelling experience, it's always a bit daunting setting off to the unknown, just you and your backpack! It's been a while since I did anything like this by myself so I...Read More
Authenticity is something that is important to me in many aspects of life, in this respect, travelling. I want to be able to see the real country I visit and gain insight into the lives of everyday people – it’s a key part of travelling isn’t it?
Put quite simply, Cambodia is the best country I have been to in Asia primarily due to the fact that it largely felt genuine. Having crossed the border from Thailand where many places seemed to solely exist for the purpose of catering to foreigners...Read More