Month: August 2017

Serbia: a secretive seductress

Serbia: a secretive seductress

I’d been in Abu Dhabi for a month and a bit when I started to get that itchy feeling that only a traveling panda can get. You know the one- when your documentation is done, school hasn’t started, your home is set up and so…

Abu Dhabi vs. Kuwait: Middle Eastern Truths

Abu Dhabi vs. Kuwait: Middle Eastern Truths

I have lived in Abu Dhabi for one month today! It’s been the busiest and most chaotic month of my life without a doubt. The strangest things have happened to me since I landed here; from being proposed to by a very handsome cowboy (hey…

So what exactly happens when you don’t have a ‘passport of privilege’? 

So what exactly happens when you don’t have a ‘passport of privilege’? 

I recently fulfilled a goal of traveling to 30 countries before I hit the age of 30.   Compared to other bloggers I know that isn’t much; and I also know that travel isn’t about ticking countries of a list to rack up mileage. But…

Abu Dhabi Life: The ADEC Housing Debacle

Abu Dhabi Life: The ADEC Housing Debacle

A month ago I was telling my husband, Expat Fox, that I was worried about losing my blog’s following and popularity after moving to Abu Dhabi. However, in a strange twist of fate, the blog has become incredibly popular since I moved to the United…

Expat Panda turns 1!

Expat Panda turns 1!

Last year on this date I publicly launched this blog. Can you believe its only been a year? I really can’t.   When I think back to a year ago, I honestly never would have thought Expat Panda would be where it is today. I’m…

Why Czech Republic is the perfect gateway to Europe…

Why Czech Republic is the perfect gateway to Europe…

I personally had no plans to visit Czech Republic until I met my Czech bestie, Expat Bee. I vividly remember the day I first met her. She had kind eyes, a mischievous laugh and a sense of humour as dry and filthy as my own. In…

Austria- a land of fairytales and dreams!

Austria- a land of fairytales and dreams!

When Bee and I were talking about going to Austria, she was far less keen than I was. I know what she was thinking- a place filled with overpriced goods and hordes of tourists doing a “Sound of Music” tour. I, however, had no interest…