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Southeast Asia Specialist David

David, Southeast Asia Specialist

David's passion for travel developed at an early age after moving with his family to Switzerland. Immersing himself in a different culture and learning to speak the language opened his eyes to the prospects and rewards of travel.

After studying at Cardiff University he became a Corporate Customer Service Manager in the telecommunications industry, during which time he also embarked on his first trip to Southeast Asia. Travelling through the region for six months and experiencing Asian culture and hospitality first hand, he instantly fell in love. He has spent the last decade travelling back to the region, visiting different areas and widening his overall knowledge.

David’s expertise and passion for the region eventually led him to Audley, which in turn has allowed him to undertake trips to Borneo, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and most recently, Japan.

David's interests include photography, cooking and running. He's also a qualified scuba diver.

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Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

I recommend visiting - Koh Phi Phi Don

Located in the picturesque Krabi province of southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi offers visitors stunning beaches, emerald waters and a perfect place to relax and unwind.

The island offers some of the best diving in Thailand and the sunsets behind its limestone cliffs are truly memorable.

Adults only pool, The Datai , Langkawi

I recommend staying at - The Datai Langkawi

Deluxe

Located on the northern coast of Langkawi in Malaysia, the Datai offers guests amazing Malaysian hospitality and first-class amenities. The resort is sympathetically built into the surrounding jungle and offers excellent wildlife spotting experiences for guest, combined with luxurious rooms, great service and a stunning beach. The resort is located close to the UNESCO protected Kilim Geoforest Park, which provides further exploration through the mangrove forests and amazing limestone karst scenery.

I'll never forget when…

My most memorable experience while working with Audley was during a trip to the Philippines. Donsol in the Bicol Region of the country is famous for whaleshark watching as it's part of their natural migration route.

I spent the morning snorkeling with them off the coast by private boat. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about the conservation and protection of these animals as well as swim with them in their natural environment. Getting so close to these magnificent animals was incredible an and as scuba diver this was a real bucket list experience.

Photos of David

  • David visiting the ancient rice terraces in Banaue, Philippines David visiting the ancient rice terraces in Banaue, Philippines
  • David enjoying the Chocolate Hills of Bohol in the Philippines David enjoying the Chocolate Hills of Bohol in the Philippines
  • David with Audley colleagues in the Danum Valley, Borneo David with Audley colleagues in the Danum Valley, Borneo
  • David eating traditional Kaiseki food in a Japanese ryokan David eating traditional Kaiseki food in a Japanese ryokan
  • David with Audley colleagues on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo David with Audley colleagues on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo
  • David in Snow Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Japan David in Snow Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Japan
  • David outside a picturesque temple at Ayutthaya, Thailand David outside a picturesque temple at Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • David in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand David in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand