Proust Travel Questionnaire: Oyuna Tserendorj, Oyuna Cashmere

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Oyuna Cashmere and their new online store, designer Oyuna Tserendorj collaborated with Peter Marigold on reinterpreting a Mongolian ger tent-house (the result can be seen now at 4 Cromwell Place during the London Design Festival). She tucked a few minutes in to take our travel questionnaire.

The in-flight film you hope for: Good comedy.

The last book you took on holiday: Documenta essays.

You tend to pack too many…: I travel really light.

Your idea of travel happiness: Delicious creative food and new discoveries.

Your idea of travel misery: Bad service.

Your favorite quality in a hotel: When they’ve considered every single detail with a lot of thought and genuine care.

What do you appreciate most in a travel partner? Open mindedness and easy going-ness.

What is your greatest extravagance while abroad? Being disconnected from busy London life.

What is your favorite journey to take? Check-in and not leave Hiiragiya Ryokan, it’s peace for the soul.

What is your greatest fear abroad? Don’t really have fears.

Which historical world traveler do you most identify with? None really, everyone is so individual.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in yourself? Doing too much.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in others? Overpacking and leaving for airport too early.

In what travel situations do you lie? Queuing.

When and where were you last happiest? At an eco-lodge in Ecuador. Tranquility in a jungle in traditional-looking huts made out of natural materials.

What is your most treasured take-along? Elias, my son.

What is your travel motto? Travel light!

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