After graduating with a degree in History, Jack took a year out, to combine travel and work in Thailand
, Indochina, Malaysia
, Singapore, Bali
, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
After returning to the UK Jack interspersed working in recruitment and sales and marketing with numerous extended visits to Indochina and Thailand. His enthusiasm for the region led him to Audley in 2006 to share his passion, knowledge and experience of Southeast Asia with our clients.
Since joining Audley he has re-visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia and added Borneo, Indonesia and Burma to his portfolio following an extensive tour of the region.
In his free time, Jack enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, walking, cycling, running, squash and diving. A sociable character, Jack enjoys attending gigs and meeting with friends in pubs and clubs.
My Most Memorable Experience
Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion have created an impressive and breathtaking coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks.
The coastline is also dotted by a sandstone cliff vegetation characteristic of Bako. Other major vegetation types include the mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, and kerangas scrub on the plateau; it's possible to see just about every type of vegetation found on Borneo at Bako National Park.
Well worth a visit even to experience the novel way to enter the park- from the sea.
My Favourite Destination
"Lankayan Island is a great destination and your typical 'Robinson Crusoe' island situated about one and a half hours of the coast of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea.
Due to its close proximity to Turtle Island you are likely to see many turtles when you are snorkelling or diving on the house reef and the resort also has a small hatchery where you can see hatchlings being released into the sea.
This small idyllic island is a great place to spend a few days relaxing before continuing your wildlife experience."
My Favourite Accommodation
Sandoway Resort located on Ngapali beach in the Bay of Bengal, Burma, is arguably one of the best resorts in the area with miles of pristine sand and very few tourists in comparison to the more developed beach destinations of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The resort is the ideal place to end your trip with a few days rest and relaxation in this intriguing and colourful country.