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Alix in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Alix, Thailand & Indonesia Specialist

Studying abroad in college ignited a travel bug that has led me to five continents and a passion for Southeast Asia. My parents still joke that I threw a dart at a map to find the furthest place from home. The difference in culture, the kindness of the people, the spicy noodles and curries, vibrant markets and scuba diving, all got me hooked on this region, especially Thailand and Indonesia.

This passion led me to working in the travel industry for three years where I most recently took a five-month trip to six Asian countries, learning the history and culture, and meeting and photographing local people.

As a part of my Audley training I re-visited Thailand and Indonesia with new eyes. I toured Bangkok and fed elephants, learned ancient Indonesian history from the top of the Borobudur temple and saw orangutans in Kalimantan by day while sleeping under the Milky Way by night.

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Once in Bali, everything was seamlessly organised. We both have agreed that this trip to Bali is the best one yet of all our travels, thanks to Alix and the Audley team.

Marsha and Val travelled to Indonesia for 12 days in April 2019, organised by Alix M

My colleague and I decided to go on a trip to Bali this year but we didn't want the hassle of doing all the planning. We ended up calling Audley and working with Indonesia country specialist Alix who asked us what we like to do on holiday and what our budget was. She was very detailed and we appreciated that her findings always matched our interests. Once in Bali, everything was seamlessly organised. We both have agreed that this trip to Bali is the best one yet of all our travels, thanks to Alix and the Audley team.

I'll never forget when…

Meeting the mahouts and their families and visiting their homes was a great introduction to the sustainable elephant sanctuary at Elephant Nature Foundation in Chiang Mai. Soon after, we were led to a clearing in the jungle and assured there was no need to be afraid. We were handed bananas and then the mahouts called to the elephants. Within minutes, two large female elephants and a baby came barreling through the trees towards us. It was incredible feeling feeding an elephant by hand, and to top it all off, we were able to touch one of these amazing creatures and feel the 16-month baby kicking in her belly.

Photos of Alix

Alix at a Buddhist monks blessing in Bali, Indonesia Alix at a Buddhist monks blessing in Bali, Indonesia
Alix in Bangkok, Thailand Alix in Bangkok, Thailand
Alix in Krabi, Thailand Alix in Krabi, Thailand
Alix on a long tail boat, Thailand Alix on a long tail boat, Thailand
Alix at the Soori Bali luxury hotel, Indonesia Alix at the Soori Bali luxury hotel, Indonesia
Alix at Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia Alix at Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia

Photos taken by Alix

Sweet and sour soup in Thailand Sweet and sour soup in Thailand
Khao Soi in Chiang Mai Khao Soi in Chiang Mai
Orangutan in Tanjung Puting Orangutan in Tanjung Puting
Buddhist statues in Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai Buddhist statues in Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
White Temple in Chiang Rai White Temple in Chiang Rai
Borobodur statues Borobodur statues
Borobodur statue Borobodur statue
The bridge over the River Kwai The bridge over the River Kwai
Kanchanaburi Death Railway Kanchanaburi Death Railway
Traditional Thai appetizer Traditional Thai appetizer
Beach views and palm trees Beach views and palm trees
Koh Samui Six Senses dining Koh Samui Six Senses dining