My fascination with seeing the world began when I lived in Spain as part of my university degree. I fell in love with the Spanish language and the different cultures I encountered. With a thirst for travel, I explored various continents after university, which led me to a job in the luxury travel industry.
After a few years, I decided it was time for my next adventure, and I set my sights on Latin America. I hiked, ate, photographed and danced my way through this wonderful continent and was soon smitten.
Equipped with an insatiable passion (and a serious case of the travel bug), I became a Latin America specialist at Audley, and since joining I've had the opportunity to explore Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos. The exotic wildlife of the Amazon, together with the history of Peru, makes these countries a dream to discover.
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I'll never forget when…
On a recent trip to Peru, I joined a cooking class in Cuzco. I’m a massive foodie, so I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make some of the local dishes. Firstly, we visited the renowned San Pedro market with the chef to buy ingredients. The market gives a great insight into local culture, its stalls packed high with vibrant local produce. Back in the kitchen, we made a variety of dishes including Peru's signature dish, ceviche, as well as Pisco Sours and a dessert made with lúcuma, an exotic Andean fruit that tastes like butterscotch.