After graduating in law, Alexandra visited South Africa and participated in a volunteer programme working on refugee cases in Cape Town. The experiences she had during this time, including living with a local family, inspired her to continue her travels around the globe; she has spent time in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.
A significant amount of her time was dedicated to exploring the Indian Subcontinent including India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Following on from her adventures she decided she wanted to join Audley and share her passion for travel with others.
The tropical south of India remains one of the places she particularly liked, including the north of Kerala and Karnataka. These regions combine stunning beaches, wildlife reserves and a diverse cultural heritage. She also enjoys the diversity and natural beauty of Sri Lanka.
I'll never forget when…
A morning safari in Nagerhole National Park offered an extremely memorable experience during my travels to India with Audley. The park is well known for frequent tiger sightings, although seeing one of these elusive animals is always a matter of luck.
The morning was foggy and initially visibility was poor. An hour into the drive our naturalist heard the birds alarm calls in the forest, which indicated that there may be a predator. We quickly raced in the jeep and out of the mist and dust came a tiger, slowly walking across the road in front of us, seemingly oblivious to our presence.