After graduating from Cardiff, Mark moved to Poland to teach English for a year. He then completed a PGCE and taught English in Stratford-upon-Avon for a further three years. Finally, he decided to turn his passion for travel into his career and has spent seven fulfilling years in the travel industry.
Mark's love for Thailand developed during the return leg of his round-the-world trip. What had been planned as a two-week stopover blossomed into a three-month exploration. Some of his highlights were: diving at the renowned Similan Island, strolling amongst the atmospheric ruins of Sukhothai, and cycling through the picturesque hills and villages of the north. He also has cherished memories of Borneo, including encounters with orang-utan, the climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu for sunrise, and exploring the primary rain forests of the Danum Valley. His most recent visit to Thailand and Borneo was with Audley in June 2013.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys sport and keeping fit. He recently completed the London Marathon and is currently planning his next challenge.
I'll never forget when…
The dawn climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu is worth the agony of the arduous descent. The scenery is just breath taking and looking back at the triumphant summit photographs still makes me grin from ear to ear. A walking stick is highly advisable, particularly for the descent.