Since moving down to Brighton in 2010 for University, I’ve spent my time on some epic trips across the USA and parts of South East Asia. When I haven’t been away, I’ve been working in a couple of different roles, including 2.5 years at Trailfinders. I love to travel and learn about new places, but Brighton has a way of always bringing me back.
Here in Brighton, studying Geography at the University of Brighton. I loved it so much that I never left!
I spent 2.5 years at Trailfinders before joining Travel Nation
Andrew has visited:
Wandering around Brighton, out on a country walk (preferably one with a good pub at the end!) or at home watching the football
Band – Stereophonics. Team - Liverpool
Working in Australia for a year before it’s too late for me!
Siquijor in the Philippines. My first go on a scooter didn’t go to plan!
Taiwan – I had absolutely no idea what to expect from it and decided to go as it was a short, cheap flight from the Philippines. The night markets alone make Taipei the best Asian city I’ve visited.
A pen + notepad, a good book, iPod, headtorch, walking shoes.
California – great cities, beaches and national parks.
Just after university, when I toured around the USA for two months. It was the longest I’d been away for at the time and opened my eyes to the world of travel.
Palawan Island, Philippines
The Oberoi in Seminyak, Bali. I’m not usually one for 5* luxury, but after staying here I thought I could get used to it.
The many I got to see doing an island-hopping tour in El Nido in the Philippines. An absolute paradise. Only Kendwa in Zanzibar has come close so far, and that was mainly for the sunsets.
My first one, Morocco. It gave me the urge to go out and get many more.
So many places, but trekking in Patagonia would be a dream come true.
The best was a massaman curry on Christmas Eve in Koh Lanta. The worst was definitely balut, a Filipino street food which isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Taiwan – not for any negative reason, but being there really felt like I was a long way from home. The language barrier here was definitely the most noticeable from any of the trips I’ve had.
The US side of Niagara Falls. The Canadian side is slightly better. My advice is to see the Falls and then get out of there.
Thinking I was walking into a small gallery in Jiufen in Tawain. Turns out I just walked straight into one of the local’s houses. He thought it was hilarious and even made me a cup of tea.
New Orleans – and it wasn’t even Mardi Gras
A good cup of tea!