The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

Whenever people hear that I have a blog (a piece of information usually revealed by someone in my company and not myself), it’s almost always followed by the remark: “Oh! How glamorous!” I never how to respond to that because of two reasons: -Being a blogger can seem quite glamorous. Lifestyle, fashion and beauty bloggers […]

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Where to go when you find yourself in Bahrain?

Bahrain isn’t a country high on people’s destination list. Most people go to tick it off their country list or they find themselves there because of a long layover with Gulf Air or… for some particular reason other than tourism. I found myself in Bahrain last weekend in the exact same position- I was there […]

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Visting Dubai when you live in other Middle Eastern cities…

Dubai is like no other place on earth. I mean I’ve visited 34 countries in my life so far and I still haven’t found a place quite like it. In case you’re unaware, Dubai is known as the city of superlatives. It boasts the biggest, tallest, newest, most expensive, boldest and futuristic skyscrapers and developments in […]

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When a Panda visits the world’s most expensive hotel…

There is no question that the Burj Al Arab Hotel is one of the wonders of Dubai- maybe one of the wonders of the entire UAE even. It is also the most expensive 7-star hotel in the world with the average room costing about $12,00 a night. NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I […]

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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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