Year: 2018

Expat Panda’s 3 hidden & inexpensive gems in Dubai

Expat Panda’s 3 hidden & inexpensive gems in Dubai

When it comes to visiting Dubai- the United Arab Emirate’s most famous emirate- people generally visit the same expensive places to take the same repetitive photos and have the same customary experiences. While I am not insulting anyone who chooses to do those things, because […]

Growing up in a western society being brown- but not brown ENOUGH

Growing up in a western society being brown- but not brown ENOUGH

For as long as I can remember I always knew I was of Indian descent. It’s important to note that I knew this before I learnt that I was South African. My family’s bloodline can be clearly traced all the way back to 4 generations […]

Expat Panda’s step by step guide to start teaching abroad

Expat Panda’s step by step guide to start teaching abroad

The decision to move abroad to teach is not only a massive one but can be quite confusing. I get a lot of requests asking me, “where do I start?” in the whole process of finding a job. Well the good news is that, you […]

Dating after divorce: Panda’s do’s & don’ts

Dating after divorce: Panda’s do’s & don’ts

People always complain that dating is hard. Dating when you’re in your twenties, dating when you’re in college, dating when you’re a single mum… and I don’t disagree- dating is difficult when you consider all the fear factors involved. These may include getting hurt, trust […]

Preparing yourself for teaching in the Middle East: The questions you NEED to ask!

Preparing yourself for teaching in the Middle East: The questions you NEED to ask!

While the process from interviewing for a job at a school in the Middle East to the time you fly into your new country can seem very quick  if you’re moving for the first time, there are a few less glamorous things you should know. […]

Beyond Dubai: How to spend a day in Sharjah

Beyond Dubai: How to spend a day in Sharjah

Sharjah has a bad reputation. Its known as the conservative, religious and aloof older brother in the family of the emirates. People in Dubai look at me strangely when I mention that I would like to explore Sharjah (people who live in Dubai believe that […]

The Seychelles: Why the experience in an African paradise justifies the price!

The Seychelles: Why the experience in an African paradise justifies the price!

The Seychelles is paradise on earth.   I know that is a bold statement to make but its seriously true. I cried a little as my Air Seychelles plane touched down on this stunning island. Not because I was sad but because I was grateful; […]

Nepal: A truthful trip in the world’s least developed nation

Nepal: A truthful trip in the world’s least developed nation

People always rave about Nepal. I’ve met many people who say it’s their favourite destination in the entire world. People who return time after time and never tire of Nepal. Having heard all of these avid fans, I decided I too wanted to see what […]

Myanmar: What to skip and when to go

Myanmar: What to skip and when to go

I didn’t fall in love with Myanmar. In fact, there are more things I disliked about Myanmar than things I liked. My reaction took me by surprise- I’m used to loving a place, leaving my heart there and making return trips to collect it (I’m […]

Laos: Why should you go to this tiny country?

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 […]


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