Charlie

Charlie has had the opportunity to visit many exotic places around the world through personal travel and working on sailing yachts in far flung destinations. His lust for travel was first ignited whilst still at school when he spent a month hiking the Appalachian Mountains in the US.

After leaving school his next travels took him to Central and South America for 12 months where he volunteered teaching orphans in Guatemala, hiked the Inca trail in Peru, and swam with pink river dolphin in Bolivia.

He has lived in Spain, France and the Caribbean and has spent 3 years sailing around the world to destinations including the South Magnetic Pole and the Kerguelen Islands, the most isolated islands on the planet.

Whilst playing the trumpet in a professional band he also had time to travel to India and South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and Tanzania. Charlie has now moved to Wild Frontiers from a previous travel role, and is very excited to continue his travels with WF.

"Experience Carnival in Salvador - it's much less touristy and more fun than Rio's Carnival."

Specialist: Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador & Galapagos, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Tanzania


Interview

Q: Favourite city:

A: Buenos Aires. I loved the Latin vibe of the city, it’s as if Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome have been mixed in a blender and Buenos Aires is the luscious result.

Q: Favourite country:

A: Burma. I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful, friendly country before the borders fully opened up. I was humbled by the local’s friendliness and the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Witnessing the sun rising over the verdant plains and thousands of temples in the ancient city of Bagan was quite incredible.

Q: Favourite meal:

A: An all you can eat buffet in an Argentinian Tenedor Libre.

Q: Most memorable journey:

A: I had the opportunity to be one of six crew on an expedition yacht sailing from the tip of South America to the South Magnetic Pole and on to Australia. We experienced hurricanes, country sized icebergs and below freezing temperatures, whilst dodging wales and visiting the desolation islands on this epic 80 day sea voyage.

Q: Favourite travel advice:

A: Always take a small torch and compass everywhere you travel, just in case you get lost if you decide to go off the beaten track.

Q: Next on must-see list:

A: New Zealand has been calling me for some time, and a trip to Bhutan, the land lost in time.


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