What I Pack: Gosia Piatek

Gosia Piatek. Photo / Supplied
Gosia Piatek. Photo / Supplied

Do you travel light or heavy?

Light! Not a fan of carting round luggage.

Cattle or first class?

Cattle unfortunately.

I can't travel without ...

Water, a warm scarf and music.

What type of suitcase do you carry?

One of those hard plastic ones with wheels, so I can sit on it.

What's always in your hand luggage?

My iPhone, wallet and a whole bunch of random bits of paper and receipts.

Are you a planner or last-minute packer?

Last-minute packer.

What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?

The reconfirmation that Wellington is actually a pretty cool place to live.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?

Singapore - good food, showers, swimming pool and shopping. Great for long stopovers.

Best packing tip?

If going to a third-world country, take conservative clothing, and if travelling to a first-world country, take your Sunday best so you don't stand out as a tourist.

Most memorable trip?

Vietnam this year. My partner and I travelled by motorbike in the middle of the monsoon season via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was a proper adventure.

Gosia Piatek is the director of Kowtow, a sustainable clothing label from Wellington that works with certified fair-trade organic cotton growers in India.

- NZ Herald

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