Rosalind's desire to travel and experience other cultures started with studying languages and getting to know local people.
After completing a degree in Spanish and Italian, she achieved a lifelong ambition to travel to Latin America. Starting in Cuba and ending in Argentina, she learned about the Maya and Incas, and saw incredibly varying landscapes: volcanoes in Guatemala, beaches in Mexico and salt flats in Bolivia. She kept improving her Spanish along the way and even picked up a bit of salsa.
Her experiences and passion for Latin American culture have brought her to Audley. She’s since returned to Costa Rica, and has happily ticked Ecuador and the Galapagos off her list. As a lover of wildlife, some of her highlights from her recent trip with Audley include seeing sloths in Costa Rica, multiple species of monkey in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and sea lions in the Galapagos.
I'll never forget when…
I was lucky enough to spend two days in the Ecuadorian Amazon. On our last day of spotting wildlife we went off in our canoe with our guides to look for a family of giant otters living nearby.
Just as we were starting to give up hope, we decided to carry on for a few more minutes. As we came round the river bend, there they were, peering at us through the mangroves. We all froze and watched in stunned silence as they swam around us, darting around the boat fishing and eating on the banks. It was an incredible moment seeing such an elusive animal in its natural habitat, let alone a family of five.