Shannon, Southeast Asia Specialist
I graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in economics but a trip around Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia stole my heart and ignited a passion for travel. After indulging my love for Southeast Asia, I decided to explore further and visited Australia, Iceland, Ecuador and Colombia. This confirmed my decision to pursue a career in travel and I joined Audley. I have since explored Thailand and Malaysian Borneo ‘The Audley Way’ using my trip to get to know the region and its people both on and off the beaten track. Some highlights included watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, completing my scuba diving qualification in Thailand, and seeing wild proboscis monkeys and orangutans for the first time in Borneo.
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I'll never forget when…
While staying on the Kinabatangan River on my most recent Borneo trip, my guide took me out on a boat to explore the area. We encountered a troop of proboscis monkeys, which I thought was lucky enough, but then we turned a bend in the river and saw a herd of wild pygmy elephants with their young on the riverbank. These elephants are so rare and beautiful I felt hugely privileged to see them. As we glided back along the river, the sun was setting and created a wonderful pink sky over the jungle giving the whole experience a rather surreal, dream-like quality.