After graduating from Leeds University, Angela worked in conference and events sales before taking a career break to pursue her lifelong passion of travel. Following 12 months exploring Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and China she reluctantly returned to the UK, frequently finding herself reminiscing about the wonderful sights, cultures and wildlife of Southeast Asia. Her love of the region led her to embark on a month in the rainforest, volunteering at an Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo. This experience proved to be life changing, leading to a change of career, and now Angela spends her days passing on her knowledge and passion for Southeast Asia to others. Since joining Audley, Angela has been lucky enough to have travelled back to the area many times, visiting the incredibly diverse countries of Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia and most recently Burma. Outside of work Angela is a keen photographer, scuba diver and enjoys great food.
My Most Memorable Experience
"After a full day cruising the tributaries of the Kinabatangan River, with numerous sightings of proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaque and rhinoceros hornbill under our belt, the heavens opened in true tropical rainforest style. Turning to head back to the lodge my guide spotted movement high in the trees. We cut the boats engine and sat in silence, watching a large male orang-utan hurrying to make his nest for the night. Suddenly the rain seemed insignificant."
My Favourite Destination
"White palm fringed beaches, clear turquoise seas and fantastic marine life. What's not to love about Lankayan Island in Malaysian Borneo? This tiny unspoilt island is a haven for divers, snorkellers and beach-goers alike and is the perfect place to truly relax."
My Favourite Accommodation
"My memory of staying at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge is one of unexpected luxury in a remote back-to-nature environment. The simple yet stylish accommodation, combined with the superb riverside location, exceptional food and possible close-up orang-utan encounters make the exhausting jungle treks and leeches all worthwhile."