Having developed a healthy passion for travel on family trips at a young age, with highlights including an eight day white-water rafting expedition through the Grand Canyon and snorkelling with sharks in Fiji, Harriet set out for a nine month long trip around Southeast Asia and Australasia. Living in Bangkok for three months while teaching English inspired her love for the region (and especially the cuisine), which was reinforced by subsequent travels through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
After a degree in Geography at the University of Nottingham, Harriet left England again for the French Alps and Sardinia to work in hotels, then followed her desire to specialise in Southeast Asia and in tailor-made travel. She has since revisited Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam 'the Audley way' to explore more of these countries' highlights, including the lush Tonkinese Alps in northern Vietnam, the spectacular temples of Angkor, and the orang-utans of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). In her spare time, Harriet enjoys snowboarding, cooking and planning her next trip.
I'll never forget when…
Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, was a new destination for me and a true highlight of my recent Audley trip. Exploring the rivers of the Tanjung Puting National Park by private klotok boat was incredibly peaceful and offered the chance to see of a huge variety of wildlife, including proboscis monkeys, hornbills and crocodiles. Close encounters with a number of wild orang-utans were unforgettable, as was the feeling of real adventure that can be increasingly hard to find.