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Matthew, Southeast Asia Specialist

A Bostonian, Matt started his career in travel as a commercial pilot after graduating from the University of South Florida. Not wanting to miss the action on the ground, he changed gears and began organizing group travel to Central America and the Caribbean. Through extensive educational trips Matt uncovered local cultural secrets, new destinations and quality lodging to ensure client satisfaction.

Upon joining Audley as a country specialist, his travels led him all over Southeast Asia. After spending more than a month in Thailand and Burma, Matt developed an intimate knowledge of the local culture, accommodations, and must see's. He is particularly fond of sampling the local cuisine in Southeast Asia. Matt will try anything once - from fried grasshoppers in Bangkok to street food in Yangon.

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Photos of Matthew

Matt in front of the 2,000 plus pagodas and temples in Bagan, Myanmar Matt in front of the 2,000 plus pagodas and temples in Bagan, Myanmar
Matt sampling the local tea at a tea plantation in Chiang Rai, Thailand Matt sampling the local tea at a tea plantation in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Matt with the Hmong and Lahu tribal dancers at the Lanjia Lodge in the hills of the Golden Triangle, Thailand Matt with the Hmong and Lahu tribal dancers at the Lanjia Lodge in the hills of the Golden Triangle, Thailand

Photos taken by Matthew

Hmong and Lahu traditional dancers at the Lanjia Lodge Hmong and Lahu traditional dancers at the Lanjia Lodge
Temples outside of Inle Lake Temples outside of Inle Lake
Oriental Express Ballooning in Mandalay Oriental Express Ballooning in Mandalay

Matthew's Most Memorable Experience

My most memorable experience in Thailand was jumping in the water with the elephants in Kanchanaburi. My guide arranged a one-on-one experience after the other tourists left the camp. Not only did I get to enter the river where the elephants were bathing, I also got to ride one of them out of the water with the careful guidance of its mahout. This experience would have never happened without the personal knowledge of my private guide.

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