Cheryl developed a taste for travelling to distant continents following the completion of her biochemistry degree. She has visited numerous countries across the globe and China, Egypt and Sri Lanka have become firm favourites.
Her first visit to China was to stay with a friend in Beijing and after exploring the country with a backpack and a limited budget, she vowed to return to explore further. Following two trips to the Red Sea, she revisited Egypt to discover more about its varied history and the culture of the Egyptian people. A return visit to Sri Lanka after a ten year gap reinvigorated her passion for the varied and vibrant island.
Cheryl enjoys hiking and loves nothing more than participating in cooking lessons in the areas she visits.
I'll never forget when…
Although it's hard to choose, my favourite experience in China would be trekking along Tiger Leaping Gorge. The scenery is lush and green and the Yangtze River literally roars from hundreds of metres below. Although the hike was hard at points, turning a corner and seeing a waterfall or a new stunning horizon made all the hard work worth it. The trail was very secluded so it felt really special and the river and animals just made for a perfect soundtrack. Before leaving the area I headed down to the water's edge to really feel the force of the mighty Yangtze.