I was fortunate to travel a lot as a teenager with my family, and a couple of safaris, plus a trip to Peru and the Galapagos, firmly ignited an almost all-consuming passion to travel.
At university, I went off to the Baltics, Central Europe and Central America in my holidays, plus studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a year. After graduation, the only thing I wanted to do was travel. I solo travelled 30,000km overland all over South America from the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, in Argentina, all the way up to Panama, and then 22,000km (mainly!) overland from Europe to Asia, starting in Finland and finishing in Indonesia. I then headed out to Japan, and then China, where I worked, travelled extensively and learnt Mandarin, before coming back to the UK this year to start working in travel and for Jacada.
My love of South America is, in a way, rather similar to why China and Indonesia drew me in so much, during my time in Asia. I love nature and wildlife, I love varied landscapes and I love learning different languages and getting to know vastly different cultures. That feeling of being amazed, surprised, curious and constantly stimulated when traveling in a new and exciting place is the best feeling out there.
Nothing can prepare you for the unimaginable biodiversity of South America. Mountains, tropical rainforest, beaches, vineyards, bustling metropolises, waterfalls, glaciers, grasslands, colonial cities, mars-like landscapes, wetlands, cloud rainforest, ancient civilizations, volcanoes, salt flats… and the list just goes on and on.
I can’t wait to help you discover Latin America and I will put my all to make your trip your best one yet.
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