Katie has always been keen to learn about different cultures and is inspired by the music, literature and cuisine of other countries. Having grown up on a farm in a quiet Sussex village, she was eager to explore these countries and the people who inhabit them. So, upon finishing university, she set off on a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia with her twin sister. She visited seven countries in total and her highlights were teaching English at a school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, staying with a local family in Sapa, Vietnam, and enjoying the culinary delights of Penang, Malaysia.
She enjoys the challenges that travelling brings, developing new skills, building relationships and viewing the world with different perspectives. Katie has recently returned from a four month trip in South America, where she learnt a little Spanish and immersed herself in Latin American culture. She is very excited to join the Wild Frontiers team and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge on the travel and tourism industry.
Q: Favourite city:
A: I recently stayed in the bustling city of Buenos Aires for 3 months. Each barrio is unique and amongst the chaos you can find some incredible architecture, eat grilled meat at one of the cities many parillas or learn how to do the famous Tango at a milonga.
Q: Favourite country:
A: I absolutely love Malaysia because it is such a diverse and multi-cultural country. It also has some of the most amazing landscapes, from the Taman Negara Rainforest (one of the world’s oldest), the emerald tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands and the gorgeous island beaches on the east and west coasts.
Q: Favourite meal:
A: Ceviche! I first tried this dish whilst in Cartagena, Colombia, and instantly fell in love with its zesty flavours including fresh fish, lime juice, red onion, cilantro and crispy plantain.
Q: Most memorable journey:
A: A boat ride around Halong Bay in Vietnam. The limestone islands are amazing, and I enjoyed laying back and admiring the thousands of stars.
Q: Favourite travel advice:
A: Get to know the locals and the places they go to for a truly authentic experience. Volunteering is a great way to do this.
Q: Next on must-see list: