My holiday: Stelios Yiakmis

Stelios Yiakmis stars in TV3's The Blue Rose. Photo / Supplied
Stelios Yiakmis stars in TV3's The Blue Rose. Photo / Supplied

What was your greatest holiday?
2010. Thailand, Greek islands, Paris. Best holiday ever.

And the worst?
Really don't remember a holiday I wouldn't do all over again.

If we bump into you on holiday, what are you most likely to be doing?
I'd like to say "climbing Mt Everest" but the truth is, sitting by the pool reading the menu.

What's your dream destination?
Molyvos - the Greek village my father lives in.

What's the dumbest thing you've ever done when travelling?
I was 22, alone in Bangkok, no one on earth knew where I was, and I let a man who offered to help me take my map out of my hands. In London I stepped off the fast train to Heathrow to see why the doors wouldn't close. I forgot to update my address for my NZ firearms licence and was met by armed police at Dunedin airport. And I once swam out to an island called "Snake Island".

What will you always have in your hand luggage?
Ear plugs.

Complete this sentence: I can't travel without ... my white linen shirt. Damn near indestructible. Good for the beach, as a bandage, towel, picnic blanket, and to make a sail for a raft so you can get into the shipping lanes to be rescued.

What's the best thing you've brought back from a trip?
Her name is Amelia.

Favourite airport to land at?
Queenstown.

What's the next trip you've got planned?
Rome.

* Stelios Yiakmis plays Derek Peterson in TV3's The Blue Rose.

- NZ Herald

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