In 2001 Mark left the security of his Home Office job and set off with his partner on a one-way ticket to India with the intention of doing a two year round-the-world journey. He spent the next 18 months travelling in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos and Vietnam before arriving in Cambodia in 2003. Unable to tear himself away from Cambodia, he found work in the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh and settled down to a wonderful life for two and a half years. During his stay he travelled extensively throughout Cambodia and the neighbouring countries. He returned to the UK in 2005 and started working for Audley where he enjoys sharing his knowledge, experience and his deep affection for Indochina, Thailand and Myanmar.
I'll never forget when…
My defining travel experience since working with Audley would have to be the temple safari in Cambodia. Although I had lived in Cambodia I had never managed to get to the most remote temples and this was the perfect way to do it.
The magic is in getting to explore these magnificent temples when there are no other tourists around. Some are surrounded by thick jungle with no habitation for miles around whilst others are remarkable for their location atop a 500 metre high promontory with stunning views of the sunset on the plains below.
There are few unique experiences left out there, but this is one of them.