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Sean, Southeast Asia Specialist

Driven by a long-standing interest in ancient temples and sweeping landscapes, I first visited Asia on a gap year in 2011, teaching English in the compound of a monastery outside Siem Reap. Learning about local religious tradition against the backdrop of Angkor Wat was an enviable introduction to the wonders and complexity of Asia, and provided a good grounding as I explored the region extensively.

Studying world religions at university offered the opportunity to live in Germany and Peru and do research in India, however after graduation, I returned to Southeast Asia on a life-changing trip to Indonesia. The combination of sprawling temple ruins, thriving cultures and sublime mountain sunsets reinvigorated a passion for the region and set me off on a career in travel.

Since joining Audley I have visited Indonesia and Myanmar discovering an interest in trekking and good Burmese food along the way.

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I'll never forget when…

Watching the sun set on the Komodo Islands in Indonesia from a drifting boat, I was treated to an a view of thousands of flying foxes passing overhead. The vast natural migration occurs nightly when the bats leave their island home to go in search of fruit, nectar and blossoms. They are the largest bats in the world and can travel up to 60km (40 miles) in search of food. Here, they swoop and flutter overhead in a sublime display, which, set against the backdrop of a vivid setting sun, added immensely to the feeling of awe.

Photos of Sean

Sean in Began, Burma Sean in Began, Burma
Sean at the temple complex of Borobudur, Indonesia Sean at the temple complex of Borobudur, Indonesia
Sean on Inle Lake, Burma Sean on Inle Lake, Burma
Sean in Mandalay, Burma Sean in Mandalay, Burma
Sean at Mount Bromo, Indonesia Sean at Mount Bromo, Indonesia
Sean on top of Mount Ijen, Indonesia Sean on top of Mount Ijen, Indonesia
Sean at Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma Sean at Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma

Photos taken by Sean

Rice terraces in Mundul Rice terraces in Mundul
Rice Terraces in Munduk Rice Terraces in Munduk
Clove Oil Factory in Munduk Clove Oil Factory in Munduk