Rebecca's passion for exploring new places started from a young age during multiple trips through Europe with her family and friends. She then continued each year to travel to new countries and cities.
After finishing her studies, Rebecca travelled to Thailand where she worked in a primary school, volunteered at an elephant orphanage and lived in a monastery among other things. Rebecca then worked for a travel PR and Marketing agency in Oxford where she managed accounts for an Indian hospitality company. This lead to numerous trips to India, exploring from the southern backwaters and hillside tea plantations, to rural villages and the cities of Rajasthan; which sparked her love for the country.
Since starting at Audley, Rebecca has returned to Rajasthan and the Himalayan Foothills in search of leopards, British history, bargains in the bazaars and new recipes! In her spare time, Rebecca loves photography, scrap-booking and browsing guidebooks for somewhere new and quirky to discover!
My Most Memorable Experience
The Ganga Aarti ceremony in Haridwar for me, was a unforgettable experience. Thousands gather at the Ghats each evening, make offerings of candles and flowers, and (the brave!) bathe in the river's holy waters. The volume of people, the candles and offerings floating on the river, all at sunset overlooking the mountains really makes for a fantastic atmosphere.
My Favourite Destination
Every time I travel to India I'm always drawn back to the bustling city of Jaipur. Its bold Rajasthani colours, friendly people and historical architecture make it a place you can explore endlessly.
A trip to the Pink City isn't complete without visiting the Jantar Mantar Observatory (which includes the largest sun dial in the world) and to the edge of the city to absorb the history at Amber Fort. Don't forget your haggling skills - it's one of the best shopping spots in India!
My Favourite Accommodation
RAAS in Jodhpur is a quirky, boutique hotel with so many fantastic attributes: it sits in the shadows of the Mehrangarh Fort, providing stunning views from most of its rooms and suites, and is within walking distance of the bazaars and Clock Tower for starters.
The contrast of modern and traditional within the property is well balanced throughout, and the Heritage Suites are the most romantic rooms in Jodhpur! I love everything about this hotel, and it's a perfect base from which to explore the Blue City.