During her childhood, Heather had always been encouraged by her parents to travel and interact with different cultures via exchange programmes and family trips.
A school programme to Hiroshima, Japan, proved to be a pivotal point in igniting her passion for learning about these different perspectives. It motivated her to study psychology at university, with the aim to further understand the implications of culture on behaviour.
After university she embarked on a unique opportunity to live like a local for a year in Sri Lanka, where she could fully immerse herself in a culture she had always wanted to explore. From Sri Lanka her Asia adventures continued as she crossed the Palk Strait into vibrant India — and more recently into China; a truly diverse destination rich in history and future potential.
I'll never forget when…
The most memorable experience of my recent trip was the evening I spent at Kulu's Safari Tents in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. We went for a drive around the lake, and enjoyed a cold beverage watching the sunset. We then spent half an hour spotting the glistening eyes of the crocodiles in the lake before returning to the camp for a feast of delicious home cooked food under the starry Milky Way. A wonderful escape that really brought me back to nature.