Patrick enjoying a relaxing mint tea in Chefchaouen, Morocco
Patrick was based in Southern Africa for a number of years working in roles as diverse as a Mining Geologist in South Africa and as a film extra in Zimbabwe before returning to the UK and joining the travel industry. He soon returned to Africa leading numerous tours for a leading UK adventure travel company and quickly re-discovered the heritage and beauty of the continent. Patrick went on to establish his own travel consultancy in 2002; Syder Travel, planning and leading trips throughout the world, for 20 very successful years. He is also a keen travel photographer and his work is regularly featured by Lonely Planet, Getty Images and the Royal Geographical Society.