Specialist: South East Asia & the Far East
Originally from West Sussex on the south coast of England, Phil first travelled to Asia in 2000 on a trip to Thailand and caught the travel bug. It was not long before he embarked on a year-long round-the-world adventure taking in Latin America, the South Pacific, Australasia and South East Asia. Returning to England in 2004, he began his career in travel, helping others design their dream holidays. Some of his own recent holidays include China, Nepal, Japan and Jordan.
Travel high :
"This is always a tough one as I’ve been lucky to travel to some amazing places but it’s hard to think of a better travel high than taking a scenic flight to view the highest point on Earth. I’m safe in the knowledge that I will never ascent to the high point on Earth but it was incredible to take a flight along the peaks of the eight-thousanders and of course Everest itself. That all with a glass of bubbly!"
Favourite hotel :
"The Aman in Tokyo. Located close to the Imperial Palace and the main Tokyo station the Aman is a superb hotel in a great location to explore Tokyo. Minimalist and chic the hotel has an unmistakable Japanese feel to it with spacious rooms and an extraordinary lobby. Set on the 33rd floor the reception area has floor to ceiling windows that offer spectacular views over Tokyo. I wholeheartedly recommend a cocktail in the lobby bar to watch the sunset over the Tokyo Skyline."
Travel tip :
"Eat local. It might sound obvious, but one of the highlights of my travels in Asia is trying the local food. Whether it’s Momo’s in Kathmandu, Pho in Hanoi, Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima or to street food stalls in Yangon, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. I’ve had the pleasure of fine dining in many Asian Cities but for me, my favourite food memories have been when I was sat on plastic tables and chairs surrounded with locals taking trying local delicacies, cooked by local families that have been cooking them for generations."
Contact Phil at [email protected] to discuss your holiday plans.