Chloe, Latin America Specialist
I have always loved to travel. From interrailing around Europe to road trips in the USA, I was determined to discover every corner of the world from a young age. My passion for all things Hispanic led me to study a degree in Spanish and linguistics, and I became fascinated with Latin American culture and travel. Keen to explore this incredibly diverse continent after graduating, I taught English for two years in Chile's lively capital, Santiago. Taking every opportunity to travel, I managed to visit most countries in Latin America as well as exploring the length of Chile, some 4,270km (2,600 miles), including its deserts and glaciers. Since joining Audley, I've returned to Chile and Argentina to discover more of what these varied countries have to offer and cherished visiting the multi-hued Serranía de Hornocal in Argentina, trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, and stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
I'll never forget when…
A magical moment for me was when a gaucho (Argentinean cowboy) invited me to go horse riding with him along the foothills of the Andes near El Calafate in Patagonia. It was the most serene setting with an incredible backdrop of lakes and snow-capped peaks, and all we could hear were birds singing. During the ride we were lucky enough to see a sheep give birth to two lambs and also spot a family of wild pumas. I then helped to herd the sheep into their pen for the night before an evening of sheep-shearing and traditional Argentinean food by a roaring fire.