Jack, Southeast Asia Specialist
After graduating with a degree in History, Jack took a year out, to combine travel and work in Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. After returning to the UK, Jack interspersed working in recruitment and sales and marketing with numerous extended visits to Indochina and Thailand. His enthusiasm for the region led him to Audley in 2006 to share his passion, knowledge and experience of Southeast Asia with our clients.
Since joining Audley he has re-visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia and added Borneo, Indonesia and Myanmar to his portfolio following numerous extensive trips of the region.
In 2015 Jack moved to our new US office Boston where he is now based. In his free time, Jack enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, walking, cycling, running and squash. A sociable character, Jack enjoys attending shows and meeting with a wide group of friends.
Our thanks to Audley Travel and Jack for making our trip such an exceptional experience.
Rachel, Gwen, Mary, Elizabeth, Carol and Helene travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) for 23 days in January 2015, organised by Jack
We are a group of six well-traveled women, all of whom agree that our trip to South East Asia arranged by Audley was simply terrific. Our ambitious itinerary was planned with Jack’s creative input and attention to every detail. In addition to our visits to the many religious and cultural sites, our trip was full of adventures, including a hot air balloon ride at dawn in Bagan and a surprise visit with a family living on Inle Lake in Myanmar, a boat trip down the Mekong River from Thailand to Laos, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, Vietnam aboard a private South China “junk” (the photo is of our group enjoying cocktails on the Bhaya Legend), and a nighttime food tour excursion in Saigon on the back of Vespas. Our thanks to Audley Travel and Jack for making our trip such an exceptional experience.
I'll never forget when…
Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion have created an impressive and breathtaking coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks.
The coastline is also dotted by a sandstone cliff vegetation characteristic of Bako. Other major vegetation types include the mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, and kerangas scrub on the plateau; it's possible to see just about every type of vegetation found on Borneo at Bako National Park.
Well worth a visit even to experience the novel way to enter the park- from the sea.