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A bit about Katy

I am an Asia and Polar Specialist here at Natural World Safaris. Travel has been instilled in me from a young age with my father, my siblings, and I exploring all around the world to weird and wonderful places! Seeing wild elephants and tigers in the early 90’s was not something any of my friends got to do at such a young age so for this I am forever grateful as I have the travel bug for sure. I lived in Spain for a few years and at the age of 16 we packed up and moved to Thailand where I attended college and University. After moving back to the UK I got itchy feet and booked an around the world year-long trip. After moving home and getting back into the Industry I was in ( Jewellery ) I knew this didn’t fulfil me. I then moved into Travel for the last 6 years putting together high-end tailor-made trips all over the world, and I also took a lot of trips myself Mauritius, Maldives, Borneo, India, St Kitts & Nevis, Miami & Beijing to name a few. I am looking forward to moving into more of a niche market of Polar & Asia, and cannot wait to help our clients plan their dream safaris!

Q & A With Katy

What is your first travel-related memory? Learning to swim when I was 3 in Skiathos & also burning my feet on the sand!

What is your most memorable wildlife encounter? Spotting wild orangutans in the trees whilst on a River safari down the Kinabatangan river safari In Borneo or swimming with sharks in the Maldives & Fiji

If you could do just one NWS safari, which one would it be and why? Living with emperor penguins as it would be a once in a lifetime experience I love penguins and haven't been to Antarctica as of yet

What do you like doing outside of NWS? I am a massive foodie so I enjoy finding new places to eat around the world, I like sea swimming all year round as I live next to the beach, spending time with my new puppy, I am very social & love music and dancing Plus I also do a lot of voluntary work with a small non-profit homeless foundation in Brighton.

Why do you travel? My parents lived on a beach in the Philippines when they were pregnant with me, so the travel bug has been instilled in me from day 1! It gives me a buzz like no other I love learning about new cultures and educating myself. I want to travel forever

What do you love most about Africa/Asia/Polar/etc? Asia – the culture the food the smells of food vendors down every road and a gorgeous meal for £1.50, the people, the beaches, and jungles, the history, the markets, the hospitality, and how friendly 99.9% of the people are - they always so welcoming so basically everything!

How many countries and continents have you visited? 33 countries and 5 continents

What is your favourite souvenir from your travels? A bracelet the children made for me from an orphanage I was volunteering in for a few months in Cambodia.

What's the best travel advice I have been given - Move as far as you can, as much as you can, across the ocean or simply across the river. The extent to which you walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody, open your mind get up off your couch, and move

What's the farthest away from "civilisation" that you've been? Doing a solo trip & Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, Or cast away Island in Fiji for the day after being invited by someone who was sailing around the world we had met on the beach that morning on the island I was staying on!

If you were going on a round-the-world trip and could invite anyone from history, living or dead, who would they be and why? Anthony Bourdain, the food advice, knowledge & fun, he used to speak so poetically about life and I also liked he had grit and was real.

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