I travel for...
For me travel is all about new experiences, I’m forever flicking through the travel magazines trying to find the next new hot destination. Anywhere in Asia is usually on my hit list. I love the friendly locals, the spicy food, the beautiful white sandy beaches and immersing myself in the culture. I’m probably known at Rickshaw for opting for our in-style accommodation as I enjoy our charming hotels with lots of local character. However travel is about the experiences along the way and I’m equally at home in a wooden hut in the jungle as you can see from my recent trip to Mulu in Borneo.
I am definitely a beach person and spend endless time on holiday looking for the perfect beach. Crystal clear waters and white sands are a must and the more deserted the better. I recently visited Ko Rong in Cambodia and trekked through jungle, clambered up and down rocks and ravines because I had heard someone talking about the best beach in the world. Two hot, sweaty, bruised hours later I discovered it, and yes it was worth the while I can tell you! It shot up to my top 3 beaches in the world alongside the Perhentian islands in Malaysia and Ko Lipe in South West Thailand.
I’ve always been interested in animals and I became a vegetarian 25 years ago over concerns about how animals are treated. I am really happy that animal welfare is a focus for Rickshaw Travel too and a lot of our trips are about discovering animals in the wild or within sanctuaries. Borneo combines my two favourite passions; wildlife and beaches. During my time in Borneo I saw wild orangutans, pygmy elephants, all types of monkeys, tropical birds and crocodiles.