Sara’s introduction to travel came at age 20 when she joined a couple of friends on a 4-week “interail” around Europe. Getting the taste for different cities and cultures, the bug was implanted. After a couple of years in a sensible office job, Sara got itchy feet and went on a kibbutz to Israel, which opened her mind to the possibility of travelling to destinations further afield. A one-way ticket to Bangkok later and she began a two-year odyssey travelling through Northern India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
After gaining a degree in Tourism Management, Sara began tour leading for a couple of years in Southeast Asia, before working in Switzerland helping manage a chalet in the Alps for 2 years. Returning to the UK she has since worked for two different adventure tour operators and retains her passion for travel and experiencing new and far-flung places. During her time with Wild Frontiers she has visited most of the “Stans” of Central Asia, Colombia, Bhutan, Georgia and Iran, as well as taking in many more countries on her own holidays, including Myanmar, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Definitely still in love with Asia, next on the list is Sri Lanka…
"Beware of Ema Datse - delicious if you like hot chilies but a fright if you mistake it for green beans in a cheese sauce."
Specialist: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Israel & Palestinian Territory, Thailand, Tibet, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Vietnam
Q: Favourite city:
A: Bangkok – I just love its vibrancy and colour. There are so many temples to discover, as well as amazing street food and great shopping.
Q: Favourite country:
A: Bangladesh. Whilst the infrastructure is a bit rough around the edges, the people are so friendly and the scenery surprisingly varied, not to mention the great food!
Q: Favourite meal:
A: Penang Laksa – I love the spice, seafood and creamy coconut milk.
Q: Most memorable journey:
A: Sailing on the Mekong River for two days from the Thai border to Luang Prabang in Laos. Iconic karst scenery and some remote village stops made it a delightful trip.
Q: Favourite travel advice:
A: Try not to over plan - keeping an open mind and flexibility can lead to the best (and often unexpected) experiences.
Q: Next on must-see list:
A: I want to see more of India, particularly the south.