|Me & My Passport
singer and TV presenter Toyah Willcox films
reports for the BBC Holiday Programme.
How many visa stamps are in your
I have a very thick ten-year passport which
always gets questioned when I go to Israel. They
think I must be a terrorist because I also have a
Polish visa. I get interrogated every time, even
though they know me - I have a hit satellite show
in Israel. I have lots of American visa stamps
because my husband, who's a musician, works in
Los Angeles (inset) for two weeks a month, and I
pop over to see him all the time.
What is your favourite place to visit?
It would have to be Estonia, where I will be
making a movie this year. It's sensational,
totally unspoiled. Amazingly it's full of
Scottish people who went there three years ago
for a football match that never happened - and
they never came home. There are lots of Scottish
pubs and you can live there on about pounds 10 a
week. Israel is also fantastic. It's never dull
and is full of extremes. On my last visit I was
filming for the BBC's Holiday Programme and I had
to live like a nomad in the Negev desert for six
days. Then I'd pop back to Eilat to have a bath
and it was like being in Las Vegas.
What was your worst experience?
I was touring in Poland five years ago and it was
difficult getting food. And when you turned taps
on all that came out was sludge, so no-one used
the bath. There was also a huge alcohol problem.
What is your favourite form of transport?
I love flying. Yachts are awful because you get
stuck with people. I can be anonymous on a plane.
Who is your ideal travelling companion?
I like travelling on my own, I'm a very insular
person. I just love getting on a plane with
magazines and a good book.
What essentials would you never leave
A handbag and a toothbrush. Once I went to LA and
that's all I took because I have clothes at my
husband's place. Customs were very suspicious
because I didn't have a suitcase.