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Panda’s planning principles for a multi destination trip around South America

Panda’s planning principles for a multi destination trip around South America

My vacation to South America was without a doubt the most expensive and stressful I have ever planned. I revised and re-revised the plans exactly 17 times. I had planned to go alone and then Polar said he wanted to come with so I started […]

Dear Desi woman getting married… here are the things no one is telling you

Dear Desi woman getting married… here are the things no one is telling you

Dear Desi woman on the brink of marriage, Congratulations on this exciting time in your life! Maybe you’ve been dating your partner for a while and or maybe your engagement was a surprise to you; maybe you are fresh out of high school or perhaps […]

How being a blogger impacts on my travels

How being a blogger impacts on my travels

The line between blogging and traveling has become a weird and mixed up one over the years in the blogosphere. Some people began their blogs to document their travels. Other people travel in order so they they can continue to blog and make money off […]

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

It goes without saying that I read a lot of blogs (also articles and books… reading addict over here). I have noticed that I have infinite more interest in people who share aspects of their personal life on their blog. This isn’t because I am […]

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

I have to start this post by saying that when Expat Polar & I first started dating, we DID NOT plan to be involve in any kind of social media together. In fact, at that time, Expat Polar was not even on Instagram, he didn’t […]

Free tools and tips that help me blog

Free tools and tips that help me blog

As I mentioned in part 1 of this blogging series, people have asked me for a lot of advice regarding blogs, blogging and all things blog-related. The idea for this series came about because I wanted to show that blogging doesn’t need a lot of […]

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

I have always termed myself as ‘expat blogger’ or ‘travel blogger’. Sure sometimes I blog about teaching, cultural issues, lifestyle choices and relationship matters but for the most part, travel and expat life (in the Middle East) are my areas of expertise. However, since the […]

Enjoying a layover in Istanbul: Panda’s Plan

Enjoying a layover in Istanbul: Panda’s Plan

Now that I am getting older, I much prefer to spend a little extra money in order to catch a direct flight to my destination. I just don’t have the time or energy to waste in connecting airports the way I did when I was […]

What does being ‘Coloured’ mean in South Africa?

What does being ‘Coloured’ mean in South Africa?

My name is Kelly and I was born in the mid 80’s, in South Africa, Cape Town more specifically. It was during this time that South Africans were finally able to see that the end of the Apartheid era was coming. During the oppressive regime […]

Visiting Cappadocia, Turkey: Is it worth the hype?

Visiting Cappadocia, Turkey: Is it worth the hype?

The accommodation, flights & activities in this post were NOT sponsored. Visiting Cappadocia is one of those unique experiences in the world; I don’t believe that you can replicate it anywhere else. From looking at the photos, you would see this charming town, filled with […]


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