I spent my childhood travelling quite extensively with my family. Every spring, summer and Christmas break we would go somewhere: Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, to the mountains, to the lake; always somewhere… My older brother is a surfer and has been to countless enviable places (he flew to Costa Rica the same day I left for Europe) so it’s in our blood to travel… I continued travelling into my early twenties, but when I got serious about my acting career I was soon introduced to a much feared curse: the second you book a non-refundable flight you get an audition or callback or even worse book a job. For quite some time I just wouldn’t leave town due to the fear of missing out on a job. At some juncture I made a conscious decision, one can’t stop enjoying life for the sake of one’s career, at which point I resumed exploring this great big world. Recently the best of my worlds collided and I was booked on a job that had me travelling on a luxury cruise line across the Mediterranean Sea, from Lisbon to Rome; an extraordinary and surreal experience. It was my intention to post a daily travel diary, however, our busy shooting schedule as well as the sporadic internet service while on the sea made it impossible.
I met some really wonderful, talented people on this job, but also experienced some friction with others, all industries introduce a vast array of personalities and temperaments to one another but in my experience the entertainment industry is worse than most. It was a huge learning experience to be in such close proximity with others for so long on a job and I have consequently made a long list of resolutions to live by when I return. I hope you enjoy the photos from my journey and I will resume the regularly programmed fashion posts as soon as possible.
So glad to be home! Xxx Zia
VIEW OF MOROCCO FROM THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
IN THE HAIR AND MAKEUP CHAIR, THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR AS MY BACKDROP
SHOOTING ON THE WINDY PROMENADE DECK AS WE LEAVE GIBRALTAR
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