Travel show host, model and all-round nice guy, Henry Golding travelled to New Zealand with AirAsia X recently and experienced fantastic adventures including glacier hiking and jumping out of a plane at the height of 15,500 feet. Golding shares with us some of the highlights from that trip and divulges juicy bits including who he would like to be trapped with on a deserted island.
Tell us more about the Travelogue you worked on with AirAsia.
With the Christchurch route in place, what better way of showing Malaysians what New Zealand has to offer than exploring this amazing country. The production team and I were in South Island for just over two and a half weeks, experiencing glacier hiking, bungee jumping, skydiving, jet boating and horse riding.
Describe a typical day at work during the filming of Now Everyone Can Fly to New Zealand travelogue.
Every day, I woke up at around 7am, had breakfast and then a chat with my director about our shoot for that day. After that, we’d head out to the location and film between two to three hours before driving off to the next location and so forth. If we had to travel to a different part of the island, we’d pack our bags, jump in the van and hit the road. Each day was jam-packed, and by evening, we’d be so tired, we’d all pass out right after dinner.
Of all the amazing activities I had to do, jumping out of an airplane at 15,500 feet was the craziest. Realisation dawns only when you sit at the edge of the door, looking out at the curvature of the earth with the snow-covered mountains and lakes in the distance.
What is your favourite episode of the travelogue and why?
I think the time spent in Wanaka was my favourite. The people we met there were just amazing! We went fishing, took a jet boat up the river, ate amazing food and met friendly and fascinating locals.