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Nicolas Lurot

Senior travel specialist

About Nicolas

I first got the travel bug when I visited Thailand as a teenager and, when I was 19, I moved out there for a gap year. Ten years later, I was still there. During my decade of discovery, I was lucky enough to work as a private dive guide on yachts and freelance as an underwater videographer for National Geographic. These amazing roles took me all over Asia to Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore among other places. A highlight of my experiences in Asia was visiting some of the remotest places on the Earth such as the Andaman Islands in India, Halmahera in Indonesia and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar. I’ve also been lucky to venture extensively beyond Asia. There’s nothing I love more than discovering new places and learning more about our fascinating planet. Working for A&K allows me to share my insider knowledge and expertise of the places I’ve visited and provide unique insight when curating amazing adventures for my clients.

Talking points

What’s your favourite destination? 

Indonesia, without a doubt. If you have the chance to travel to the less-visited parts such as Halmahera or Sulawesi, the landscape is so wild and pristine - almost like you’ve stepped into a land that time forgot

Which destination is top of your bucket list, and why?

South Africa. There’s everything I love in one place – amazing wildlife, great food and wine, fascinating history, and so many Instagram opportunities

How many languages do you speak?

Three

Which five items do you always pack when travelling? 

I wouldn’t leave home without my camera, dive computer, reusable water bottle, swimming trunks and sunglasses

What is your top travel tip? 

Pick up a phrase book and learn some of the language – the locals will love it