I first became acquainted with India and Sri Lanka via the countries’ most beloved pastime: cricket. Through my first tour to Sri Lanka, while playing at grounds in the hills of Kandy and the fort of Galle, I discovered the island’s vibrancy, hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine first-hand. I have since returned with Audley to explore other regions, such as Tea Country and the white beaches of Trincomalee (the former I hope to make my future retirement spot). I was also lucky enough to explore India’s Golden Triangle on that trip, with the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and tiger spotting in Ranthambhore being particular highlights.
My passion for travel is not limited to the Subcontinent, however, with a number of backpacking trips around South America, Oceania and Southeast Asia also under my belt. During the time I spent working in Australia’s Barossa Valley I also managed to cultivate a deep interest in wine. Outside of travel, my writing exploits culminated in a theatrical run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
I'll never forget when…
My first trip to Delhi's electric Chandni Chowk market. I’ll never forget the infectious energy of the place, with its vibrant colours, exotic aromas and the beaming vendors peddling everything from saris to spices. Though crumbling and blaring with noise, it felt like a true initiation into India's extraordinary capital city.