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Catherine, Latin America Specialist

I had my first taste of Latin America after finishing school when she visited Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The trip sparked a love for exploring the diverse continent and its many treasures. Highlights were visiting Machu Picchu for the first-time and the surreal landscapes of the Southern Altiplano in Bolivia.

I then returned to South America to undertake research for my undergraduate dissertation, exploring the impact of women's empowerment initiatives on female coffee farmers. After graduating from the University of Reading, with a first class degree in human geography, I moved to Madrid where I spent a year teaching English.

My next career decision then allowed me to follow my love of travel — and so I started work at Audley. Since joining, I've had the opportunity to return to Peru and Ecuador, and visit the Galapagos Islands for the first time. 

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I'll never forget when…

Seeing Machu Picchu for the first time is etched in my memory. Walking up to the ruins from the valley below and catching my first glimpse of the vast Inca city bathing in the light of the rising sun was unforgettable. The city's dramatic location between towering peaks, intriguing history and intricate detailing gives it a highly charged atmosphere that does not seem to diminish on subsequent visits. Arriving in Machu Picchu for the second time I experienced the exact same reaction, and I imagine I will every time I return.

Photos of Catherine

Catherine on Floreana Island, Galapagos Catherine on Floreana Island, Galapagos
Catherine with a giant tortoise on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Catherine with a giant tortoise on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Catherine in Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa, Peru Catherine in Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Arequipa, Peru
Catherine at Machu Picchu, Peru Catherine at Machu Picchu, Peru
Catherine at Machu Picchu, Peru Catherine at Machu Picchu, Peru
Catherine at the ruins in Ollantaytambo, Peru Catherine at the ruins in Ollantaytambo, Peru
Catherine on a train stop at Puno, Peru Catherine on a train stop at Puno, Peru
Catherine at the Saksaywaman ruins, Cuzco, Peru Catherine at the Saksaywaman ruins, Cuzco, Peru
Catherine in southern Peru Catherine in southern Peru
Catherine in Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, Galapagos Catherine in Tagus Cove on Isabela Island, Galapagos

Photos taken by Catherine

Rainbow after a thunderstorm Rainbow after a thunderstorm
Storm clouds over the Amazon, Ecuador Storm clouds over the Amazon, Ecuador
Fruit stall in Mercado San Camilo, Arequipa Fruit stall in Mercado San Camilo, Arequipa