My working life has been consumed with travel in the best possible way. After graduation I joined a publishing house, working as an editor for the in-flight magazines of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, before becoming a travel writer for the Ming Pao Daily, one of Hong Kong’s leading Chinese newspapers. Over the years, I have travelled to more than 70 countries, including the likes of Greenland, Brazil, Namibia, Ethiopia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Bhutan, Nepal, the Seychelles, Bali, Thailand, and elsewhere around South-East Asia.
One of my favourite places is Namibia. It is a place full of contrast and colours, and I was left dazzled by its perfectly sculpted sand dunes and stunning sunsets against the backdrop of a never-ending horizon. Another of my favourite countries is Myanmar, where the people remain religious in a most charming and engaging way. Bagan is exceptionally beautiful, and even though I had seen it many times online and in magazines, when I came face to face with the silhouettes of hundreds of temples, I was blown away. The scenery is powerful, yet peaceful.
All travel is about experiencing another way of life. Every place has its beauty. Some have stunning scenery and cultural heritage, and all are filled with lovely, interesting people. Every trip can be amazing; the trick, I believe, is to approach each one in the right way.
Ask me about shopping tips in Asia, exploring Namibia and big cats.
Rachel and Gloria at Jacada Travel planned an epic trip to SE Asia for myself and 3 others. They listened carefully to our desires, kept us informed, and developed a perfect itinerary! We were able to make adjustments and suggestions along the way. Recommendations were shared and I feel as though we were actively involved in the planning of our…
Jacada does a great job planning and organizing our family trips -- so far we've been on two, one to Malaysia and one to India. Rachel O'Leary is a great help, as is the whole Jacada team. Very well done!
All was great
This is our 3rd trip with Jacada Travel and certainly will not be our last. From start to finish Jacada provided us with the best service, recommendations and information for our 6 week South East Asia trip. Keith, our excellent travel adviser, took all the time we needed to help us plan our awesome adventure. Attention to detail is what…
Great customer care and personalized experiences!