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Lizzie with penguins in Antarctica

Lizzie, Latin America and Polar Specialist

After eight years studying Spanish, Lizzie arrived in Latin America for the first time, where she spent a year teaching English in Mexico. This sparked her passion for Latin America and, after graduating with a first-class degree, she returned to travel extensively throughout both Central and South America. In the decade since, Lizzie has returned to Latin America numerous times, both on research trips for Audley and on personal trips. She’s never happier than when snorkeling with curious sea lions in the Galapagos or exploring little-visited archaeological sites in Peru. A first trip to Antarctica with Audley reignited a childhood obsession with the polar regions and she has since visited both the Arctic and Antarctic several times. She can usually be found wrapped up on deck at all hours with binoculars in one hand and a camera in the other.

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I'll never forget when…

From all my travels throughout Latin America, my most memorable experience would certainly be my cruise in the Galapagos Islands. However, there were so many good bits it's hard to pick just one.

I could rave about watching the playful sea lion pups, but that would be neglecting the Galapagos penguins who shot through the water like bullets, fishing for dinner.

Then back on land I marvelled at iguanas who sat nonchalantly nibbling cacti on the footpath while we stepped over and around them. There was no stepping over the giant tortoises; which you could occasionally spot in fields, like huge living boulders chomping slowly away on the grass. It truly was the experience of a lifetime.

Photos of Lizzie

Lizzie in Antarctica Lizzie in Antarctica
Lizzie feeding alpacas near Cuzco, Peru Lizzie feeding alpacas near Cuzco, Peru
Lizzie in the Sacsayhuaman Inca ruins, Cuzco, Peru Lizzie in the Sacsayhuaman Inca ruins, Cuzco, Peru
Lizzie in the Colca Canyon, Peru Lizzie in the Colca Canyon, Peru

Photos taken by Lizzie

Streets of San Blas, Cuzco Streets of San Blas, Cuzco
Fernandina, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Fernandina, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Fernandina, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Fernandina, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Adelie penguins on iceberg, Antarctica Adelie penguins on iceberg, Antarctica
Gentoo penguin, Antarctica Gentoo penguin, Antarctica
Mirror reflections, Antarctica Mirror reflections, Antarctica
Port Lockroy, Antarctica Port Lockroy, Antarctica
Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos hawk, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Galapagos hawk, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Puebla, Mexico Puebla, Mexico
Governor's Palace, Uxmal Governor's Palace, Uxmal
Rabida, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Rabida, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador