Author: expatpanda

“You should do something about your hair”: The struggle of being desi & having curly hair

“You should do something about your hair”: The struggle of being desi & having curly hair

Before we go any further, let me show you what my 7am, natural hair looks like.  So yes I have exceptionally curly hair.  You may be thinking, “Wow that’s lovely hair. She is so lucky! So why is she claiming that there is a struggle…

Buenos Aires: Why this city took me by surprise

Buenos Aires: Why this city took me by surprise

The accommodation and excursions in this post have NOT been sponsored. For some reason (I can’t name why), everyone has heard of this city but no can actually name what its famous for. And truthfully I can see why; there are no huge attractions in…

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

I’ve debated for many YEARS about whether to write this post about racism of teaching abroad. Don’t think that this post was written lightly or with the intention of being clickbait. Even after it was written, I debated many times about whether to publish it.…

Visiting Saltos Del Monday: A day trip into Paraguay

Visiting Saltos Del Monday: A day trip into Paraguay

The transportation and activities mentioned in this post were NOT sponsored. When I started planning out my trip I knew that I wanted to go Iguazu Falls. And looking at the map made me realise how painfully close Paraguay also lay in relation to Brazil…

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Argentinian side)

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Argentinian side)

The flights, accommodation and activities mentioned in this Iguazu Falls post were NOT sponsored. Visiting the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls is one of those experiences that are guaranteed to give you a ‘WOW’ moment. I don’t mean its the “WOW’ moment when you finally…

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Brazilian side)

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Brazilian side)

The flights, accommodation and activities mentioned in this Iguazu Falls post were NOT sponsored. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if you love nature and are able to, Iguazu Falls is one of those must-see sites before you die. Don’t let your…

Rio de Janeiro: Panda’s gateway into Latin America

Rio de Janeiro: Panda’s gateway into Latin America

The flights, accommodation and activities mentioned in this post were NOT sponsored. When people say, “I’m not a city person’ or “I don’t really like cities”, I’m convinced it’s mainly because they haven’t been to the right ones. Some of my favourite places in the…

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…