Having studied Spanish at school, Anna spent 6 months travelling in South America prior to university. She was astonished by the amazing cultural diversity, stunning wildlife and the wonderful people that she met along the way.
From then on she was hooked. She went on to study Spanish and Portuguese at university, incorporating periods of study abroad in Brazil and Cuba. After graduating Anna revisited Latin America numerous times before joining Audley.
Since joining Audley Anna has been lucky enough to revisit Brazil, Costa Rica and most recently Cuba. Highlights including waterfall rappelling deep in the Costa Rican rainforest, attempting to surf on a remote Brazilian beach and salsa dancing in Havana.
I'll never forget when…
I have been fortunate to have many wonderful experiences on my travels, however one that has really stood out was the day I spent exploring the Arenal Volcano region of Costa Rica. I started my day with a leisurely river float tour - drifting quietly downstream I spotted howler monkeys, caiman, sleeping bats and tiger herons.
Next was a hike down to a waterfall with the chance to swim in the plunge pool surrounded by rainforest - a very special experience and worth the 500 steps back up again! I finished my action packed day with an afternoon hike through the forests at the foot of the volcano and finally an evening relaxing in the natural hot springs of this volcanic region.
By the end of the day I was exhausted but completely blown away by the amazing range of activities Costa Rica has to offer.