5 ways being a blogger is like being on a reality TV show!

I have come to the realisation that bloggers are a bizarre breed  of people and that blogging is the most peculiar pursuit. Let me explain why… Two nights ago I was out with my friends, the Expat Felines, and every time they introduced me to their other friends, the phrase that followed the perfunctory introduction […]

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Inside the classroom of a public school teacher in the UAE

I’ve been at school for the past 4 weeks and since I began teaching, my most requested topic has become, “Panda please write about your school experience! Tell us how you feel now that you have started teaching! What is teaching in Abu Dhabi like?” When did I become a blogger that took requests anyway? […]

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How I ended up having high tea on top of Abu Dhabi!

As I ease into my new life here in Abu Dhabi, I’m slowly getting out and about to begin exploring. The scorching temperatures at this time of year coupled with unparalleled humidity means that life moves at a slower pace here. Honestly, it’s a real struggle to get out and about when you’re hit in […]

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Abu Dhabi Life: Fireworks on a fiery night

There are hordes of articles online about how to make friends when you move to a new country. Its a funny thing isn’t it? You can live your whole life in a place and not even think about ‘how to make friends’- it just happens. I have always believed in ‘quality’ over quantity when it comes […]

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So why did I go to Croatia?

If you’re a traveler, travel blogger or geography enthusiast then you’ve not only heard about Croatia, but you’ve most certainly jotted it down on your bucket list. If you don’t fall into one of the above categories (or you do, but you’re into more mainstream destinations- not judging), then you’re wondering where on earth Croatia […]

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Crossing Slovenia to Croatia… with no money and no ID card!

Driving in Europe is easy, they said! Great roads, scenic views and smooth border crossings! Well yes and no. Look for most South Africans, road trips are as much a part of our culture as braais, biltong and bunny chows .  Ask any South African child to tell you a favourite childhood memory and you’re […]

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Slovenia: the good, the bad and the ugly

The truth is that I didn’t even know where Slovenia was until a few months ago. I mean, I would see these beautiful pictures on my Instagram feed of castles and lakes but I used to just think… “Somewhere in Europe”. At that time, Europe obviously felt very inaccessible to me. But once I got […]

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