After graduating with a degree in History, Jack took a year out, to combine travel and work in Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. After returning to the UK, Jack interspersed working in recruitment and sales and marketing with numerous extended visits to Indochina and Thailand. His enthusiasm for the region led him to Audley in 2006 to share his passion, knowledge and experience of Southeast Asia with our clients.
Since joining Audley he has re-visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia and added Borneo, Indonesia and Burma to his portfolio following numerous extensive trips of the region.
In 2015 Jack moved to our new US office Boston where he is now based. In his free time, Jack enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, walking, cycling, running and squash. A sociable character, Jack enjoys attending shows and meeting with a wide group of friends.
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I did a tour in Vietnam in 1969 and often thought of going back.
I did a tour in Vietnam in 1969, serving as an infantryman with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta. Over the years I had thought often of going back. I think I felt it would be good for me to see the country and the people without the effect of a war going on. This past winter my wife and I traveled to Thailand and took an extra week to go back to Vietnam. I had done some research about returning veterans and found Audley Travel on the internet. Jack was our country specialist and after several e-mail and phone conversations he designed an itinerary just for us. I was very pleased with our experience. Our personal guides and driver made every effort to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Vietnamese people are very welcoming and I found no animosity toward Americans. The country has changed so much since my first trip. I enjoyed our trip very much and I was happy that my wife could accompany me this time.
Jack's Most Memorable Experience
Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion have created an impressive and breathtaking coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks.
The coastline is also dotted by a sandstone cliff vegetation characteristic of Bako. Other major vegetation types include the mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, and kerangas scrub on the plateau; it's possible to see just about every type of vegetation found on Borneo at Bako National Park.
Well worth a visit even to experience the novel way to enter the park- from the sea.