Laos: Why should you go to this tiny country?

I had never planned to go to Laos. In fact I had only heard about its existence very briefly when I traveled through Thailand in 2013 from a few backpackers who had just arrived from there. To be honest I didn’t even know how to pronounce the name of the country correctly. But I needed […]

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What should YOU do if someone you know is moving abroad?!

It’s the season where lots of people have accepted jobs abroad and are preparing to shift their lives to a new country, a new culture and a completely foreign lifestyle. Often the people who are moving are bombarded with advice when they’re about to leave- from the internet, from people around them and from their […]

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The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

Today my blog turns 2 years old! That means 2 years ago I made my blog public and since then the blog has spiraled beyond what I ever could’ve imagined. When I first started blogging, it was just 2-3 family members reading my blog. And I was 100% fine with that. My blog was a […]

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The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Chefs!

My name is Expat Pug and I am the younger sister of Expat Panda, The Middle Child and The oldest of my Triplet Siblings- Penguin and Seal. Just like Panda, I also moved to Dubai for work. What do I do? As you may have guessed by the title, I am currently a Pastry Chef […]

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Losing your job while living abroad

Losing your job is always traumatic no matter where you are; but losing your job abroad is somewhat more perplexing because it means that soon you may have nowhere to live! Expats know that their jobs are not forever; foreign laws change frequently, companies close and shut down at an alarming rate and well, ANYTHING […]

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The “Quirks” of traveling to Iran: Everything you need to know

As a person with a passport from a third world country, I understand the many barriers to traveling. From expensive visa costs to mounds of paperwork to language barriers to currencies you can’t afford to exchange your money into… believe me I GET IT.   But when your barrier to travel stems from a lack […]

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Iran: Why you SHOULD travel to the place everyone warns you against!

The city was a vast, intricate, labyrinth of noisy, streets and alleys. You could hear the incessant foreign chatter of busy people everywhere you went. Impatient businessmen who had just finished work, mothers who were buying their children ice-cream after a long day at school, college students buying themselves falafel sandwiches before their evening classes. […]

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