When former Test cricketer Allan Border is abroad, he prefers to go exploring on foot.
WHICH WAS YOUR BEST HOLIDAY?
My wife Jane and I trekked around Mont Blanc (pictured above) for 14 days in 2008. It was just picture-perfect, every step we took. We had great weather and the way it was run was magnificent. The tour operators would take our luggage from one village to the next, so we'd just put a day pack on and trek over these beautiful mountain passes, and when we got to our destination, we'd have a good feed and a couple of bottles of wine waiting for us. Perfect.
AND THE BEST HOTEL YOU'VE STAYED IN?
The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. It's had its dramas in recent years, but it's opulence at its best. It has that crossover between the British raj and modern India. You're spoilt for choice in terms of restaurants, with food from all around the world, and they have a great pool area and gym. I'm always very well looked after there, particularly as a cricketer.
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS TAKE WITH YOU?
A good day backpack, whether I'm on a backpacking holiday or not. I'm not a man-bag person, so it's an easy way to carry all my bits and bobs.
WHAT'S YOUR BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE?
Treat your passport like it's a gold bar.
AND YOUR WORST EXPERIENCE ON HOLIDAY?
In Pakistan in 1980, I was really knocked around for couple of days with gastric problems, and had to continue playing cricket while I just felt like curling up in bed.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?
Queenstown in New Zealand to do the Classic Hike. It goes for eight days and combines the Milford and Routeburn trails. People rave about it being one of the world's most stunning walking adventures.
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Interview by Nina Karnikowski