Dan's interest in travel began when he was somewhat reluctantly persuaded by his then girlfriend to embark on an 8 month trip round the world after his A-Levels. Upon arriving in Delhi, rucksack on his back, nothing organized and eight months of adventure ahead, reticence quickly gave way to lifelong passion! He proceeded to travel through India, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & the U.S. After graduating from University he still couldn't shake the travel bug and looked for ways facilitate his continued travels and thus his career in the industry was born. He has been lucky enough to travel to every continent (except Antarctica, may have to wait a while for that one!) and continues to use every opportunity he has to visit new countries.
"Be prepared to go off-grid with very little in the way of phone signal outside towns, and virtually no internet. Instead, enjoy the peace and silence."
Specialist: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Ecuador & Galapagos, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Borneo, Oman, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan , Vietnam, Montenegro
Q: Favourite city:
A: I loved Ho Chi Minh with its atmospheric French Quarter, sitting on small plastic stalls washing down tasty bowls of Pho with the ridiculously cheap Bia Hoi as the world rushes by. I was also lucky enough to see Fidel Castro whilst he was visiting Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum.
Q: Favourite country:
A: Difficult one but would have to be Bolivia. Unbelievably beautiful country with a huge range of landscapes combined with friendly and culturally fascinating people.
Q: Favourite meal:
A: The buffets in Kota Kinabalu – due to the mix of Chinese, Indian & Malay people you can get exemplary examples of each cuisine under one roof – food nirvana!
Q: Most memorable journey:
A: Would have to be the 56 hour train journey from Bangalore to Calcutta – Indian train journeys cannot be beaten for entertainment!
Q: Favourite travel advice:
A: Suspension is often a bit of an ‘optional extra’ in the developing world so avoid your natural inclination to head to the back of the bus unless in the mood to experience levitation.
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