I travel for...
Wherever I visit I really enjoy immersing myself in the local culture and getting to know the way of life. Getting lost in a crowd is a great way to explore your surroundings and you’re almost always guaranteed some kind of adventure. You never know who you might meet, or where you might end up for dinner and what new foods you will end up trying. I loved getting lost in the winding streets and crowds in Hanoi, stumbling across unusual attractions and hidden restaurants that weren’t mentioned in the guidebooks.
Staying in every kind of quirky accommodation, from floating raft houses, to clay huts, to palaces, to tree houses, to junk boats and houseboats. I love mixing it up and feeling like I’m experiencing something new each time I change hotel. My highlights have been a traditional junk boat cabin in Halong Bay, a floating raft house on the River Kwai and a Teak Cottage overlooking the beach in Kerala. I lay awake listening it the sounds of the sea all night.
I love adventure but I also need to lie on a beach for at least a few days during my Rickshaw trips. Relaxing on tropical islands with white sands and turquoise seas, whether it’s a rustic beach bungalow or luxury resort, I just love the feeling of being in paradise, with no Brighton Beach pebbles or chilly winds in sight.