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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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Fundraising with Real Gap Experience: Sophie's Hints and Tips

Sophie is an expert fundraiser; she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. She has some awesome tips; it sounds like University blind date went down a storm! Check out Sophie’s blog below and find out how YOU could fundraise your way to your next adventure...

When I was in my first year at University, I signed up to climb Kilimanjaro for a charity that helped local Tanzanian communities in the foothills of the mountain. I had to raise £2200 altogether, with a group of...

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Teaching in South Africa: Brett Robinson

At the start of the year, we sent a teacher - Brett Robinson, to South Africa to volunteer in a school. He had an amazing time whilst he was away; check out his account to see where his adventures in South Africa took him...
 
Week 1:
 
During my time with Real Gap Experience, I volunteered on the Schools and Development project. The first couple of days spent at Simons Town High School have been absolutely fab. We were given the absolute warmest of welcomes by the head teacher and other school...
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Stay Safe Abroad with The Gap Safety Course

At the start of the summer we sent our mate Cristina (from the other side of the office) to our Safety Course so she could check it out. She was due to head to Hondrus solo, and was slightly nervous about travelling alone. Check out how she got on below!

Hola! My name is Cristina; I have just come back from the experience of a lifetime in Honduras. I have spent a month working for a nursery in a small village on the northern coast of Honduras. Before leaving I was quite nervous, especially as...

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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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12 Reasons Why You HAVE to Do The New Zealand Experience

NEW ZEALAND IS MAGNIFICENT.

And to show you all that the New Zealand Experience is one of the best adventures that the world has ever seen, here's 12 reasons why the place is a massive dreamboat/you should literally all go on this trip, now.

1) You haven't travelled until you've seen New Zealand 

New Zealand is just.... perfect. We properly fangirl after it in the Real Gap office; half of us will say outright that it's our favourite country. Heck, RG's Louisa wants to move there, except.... she's...

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The Emotional Journey of Booking a Gap Year

THE FUTURE. Together, these are probably the two scariest words in the world. Perhaps you didn't get the results you were after, or you aren't too sure where to go next? Either way, HELP IS AT HAND.

If you're thinking of travelling - but you aren't massively sure if you can do it just yet, here are the emotions that'll probably run through your head once you've booked your BRILLIANT gap year.

THE STAGES

You'll think about it (and it'll hurt your brain a bit)

Your mate tells you travelling's the...

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9 Reasons Why Results Day Shouldn't Terrify You

Results day, 2015. It’s nearly here. (INSERT RUDE WORD HERE). 
 
It crept up on us big style, and now it's just around the corner. You're probably a bit nervous/scared/anxious/everything, right?! Except for the fact that you shouldn’t be.
 
Here are our top 9 reasons WHY we reckon you should take Results Day on the chin and give it the what for!
 
1) We’ve all been there. If anything Results Day 2015 should be the one thing which binds us human beings together. We all know that, in between those...
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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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