Robert, Malaysia, Borneo & Thailand Specialist
Following graduation from Swansea University, Rob visited and worked for two years in Australia and New Zealand in roles ranging from sales and hospitality to cotton farming.
Upon returning to the UK he quickly realised that he had developed a full-blown travel bug and soon found himself on the road again, this time to Southeast Asia. It was during this trip that he recognised he could never escape the need to travel and experience other cultures, so he decided to try find employment in the travel industry and soon found Audley; he has never looked back.
Alongside his love of travel he enjoys both watching and playing sport, attending concerts for bands that he's a fan of — and has a certain love of reading fantasy fiction novels.
Rob hopes to visit every continent on earth in the future and share his experiences to all those who are willing to listen.
Start planning your trip to Southeast Asia with Robert by calling
01993 838 733
I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience has to be my journey down the Kinabatangan River on the hunt for the elusive pygmy elephant of Borneo. It was the animal I was most excited to see and through radio contact my guide was informed of the rough area where some were last spotted. The only issue was the impending storm clouds straight ahead — which, with the accompanying thunder and lightning — was creating a terrific scene. Other boats were high-tailing it the opposite direction, attempting to reach the safety of the lodge, but my guide and I decided to persevere. Bornean rain lashes down like no other and we were soon as wet as it is possible to be, but the smell of elephants was in the air and we were undeterred. After an hour or so and on the brink of accepting defeat, we turned a corner to be greeted by the sight of a mother and calf passing by the waters edge, vanishing into the jungle. Although it was but a brief glimpse, perhaps twenty seconds or so, the perseverance and sense of adventure made the wet boat ride back to the lodge an extremely satisfying one.