After graduating from Nottingham University, I saved some money and went on a three-month trip around Brazil to improve my Portuguese, which I had been learning at the time. I instantly developed a passion for the country, its culture and people.
Upon returning to the UK, I knew that a career in travel was for me so I got a job with a tour operator in Brighton. While there I met Tati, a Brazilian studying in England, and after she moved back to Brazil it didn't take long for me to follow. I ended up marrying her and living there for two years, teaching English. I was also lucky enough to visit Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
My passion for South America brought me back to the UK and Audley, with whom I’ve had the opportunity to return to both Brazil and Argentina. I now help others experience the wonders that this immense continent has to offer.
I'll never forget when…
I recently returned to Iguaçu Falls with Audley and took a helicopter flight over the region which gave me an entirely new perspective on this natural wonder. I was staying at the Belmond, the only hotel within the national park, which offers exclusive access to the falls at sunrise and sunset when the park is closed. Having seen the falls from the air, I had a new-found appreciation for their massive scale but nothing prepared me for the sensation of being the only person on the viewing platform, not just seeing, but also feeling the power of one the world’s biggest waterfalls.