Globetrotter: Nargis Fakhri

The tall and pretty model turned actress, who made her debut in Bollywood with Rockstar, shares her dreams of backpacking through the Amazon.

The tall and pretty model turned actress, who made her debut in Bollywood with Rockstar, shares her dreams of backpacking through the Amazon.

1. Last vacation

In Copenhagen. It's a beautiful city and, of course, it's best you visit in the summer. Danish people really know how to have fun and during the summer everyone's out riding their bikes and generally having a ball.

2. A city you went for work and loved

Recently I visited Auckland for work and fell in love with it, in fact I love not just the city but also the country! New Zealand is one place I'll be happy to die in. It's absolutely stunning.

3. A souvenir you picked up recently
When I was shooting for Rockstar in Dharamsala, I bought a couple of really interestingly shaped and lovely lamps for my mother's house.
Nargis Fakhri
4. Trains, planes, or cars
I love to explore a new city by public transport. I do not like sitting in a car. I enjoy moving around in a bus, train, or a bicycle. I think that's the only way to get the actual feel of any place.

5. Light or heavy traveller

I don't travel with a huge bag. I just pack the basics and it's usually in a backpack or a small suitcase. For me, it's not about getting dressed up--when you go to a place you want to explore, you want to be one with nature, or what's around there. I can't worry about being in a dress and high-heeled shoes. And if I need something formal, I just buy something in the city.

6. Favourite cuisine
I really love Indian food and it's always on the top of my list. Japanese comes a close second. Luckily I have a great system, and I can eat almost everything without guilt.

7. Weirdest thing tasted
I love trying new things and I'm experimental with my food. I've tried whacky things like kangaroo in Australia, ostrich in South Africa, alligator meat and also snails.

A juicy steak served up on the streets of Buenos Aires. Their grass-fed beef is famous for its tenderness and a delicious serving like this cost only 12 Argentine Pesos ($3). Each slice of steak is ... more 
A juicy steak served up on the streets of Buenos Aires. Their grass-fed beef is famous for its tenderness and a delicious serving like this cost only 12 Argentine Pesos ($3). Each slice of steak is served with an olive-oil based dressing known as chimichuri, which is a mix of cilantro, spices and tomatoes.

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8.
A favourite hobby
I really enjoy cooking. In fact my dream is to open a health farm where people can come and have organic food that I have cooked. I want to have a garden with organic vegetables and fruits, and a place for meditation and yoga. The works!

Nargis Fakhri


9. Dream destinations
One of my biggest dreams is to go backpacking through South America and the Amazon.

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