Emma has always been passionate about travel and it is this love of exploring different cities and cultures that has led to a life living and working in many different countries, including Japan and Egypt.
On joining Audley she rediscovered two of her favourite countries in the Middle East, Egypt and Morocco. One of her favourite memories here was visiting the High Atlas mountain range where she was left speechless when faced with the beauty and tranquility of the area.
In Egypt she revisited grand temples and tombs of Luxor, and indulged her passion for food in Cairo where she learnt the art of traditional Middle Eastern Cookery with a lesson at a local cookery school.
Emma has also returned to Japan with us and on her most recent trip travelled extensively through the country again. Taking in its wonderful sights and sounds revived memories of her time living in the country where she once took a weekly karate class.
I'll never forget when…
My favourite travel experience has to be my recent trip to the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. For the first time in a long time I was struck speechless by the beauty of the scenery surrounding me.
The mountain range has so much to offer, whether you want to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Toubkal or just enjoying a gentle walk through local villages. It was also here that I was invited into a local Berber family's home and experienced for myself the warmth and hospitality they have towards visitors and each other. Taking tea is an essential part of this hospitality and I enjoyed watching the small ceremony that takes place, from the heating of the water right through to the final glass of sweet green mint tea that was offered.