What I pack: Sonya Wilson

Sonya Wilson. Photo / Doug Sherring
Sonya Wilson. Photo / Doug Sherring

Do you travel heavy or light?

Used to be light - these days it's heavy (portacot, pushchair etc).

Cattle or first class?

First class - I wish!

What's always in your hand luggage?

Baby wipes.

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

It's always the photos - my thousands of photos from my travels over the years are some of the most precious things I own.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?

Queenstown. You never know if you are going to actually be able to land thanks to the fog/ice/cloud/darkness - then there are the big bumps and drops flying in next to those mountains that are scarily close - but very beautiful.

Most memorable trip?

A trip to Iran around 2003, just after the start of the American invasion of Iraq. I fainted at customs all trussed up in my hijab, our mate got hit by a car the day we arrived, and the locals treated us like heroes 'cause there were so few tourists there at the time. We were a novelty - and even better - we weren't American.

* Sonya Wilson appears in 20/20, which starts on Thursday, on TV2.

- NZ Herald

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