Long Distance Marriage: Being the spouse “left Behind”

HELLO! Yes it is me again, your friendly neighbourhood fox! After the runaway success of my last post on this blog (hey when you’re good, you’re good!), I decided to share my unparalleled writing talent with the world once again. (Panda is shaking her head in despair at my pomposity. She is going to remove my contributor […]

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What is ‘home’? A panda’s perspective.

You cannot tell where my home is by looking at me. It isn’t reflected in my language, my accent, my words, the features on my face, the texture of my hair or even the nondescript colour of my passport. As I grow, I am learning that home is so many different things and yet, sometimes […]

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Get to know the person behind the blog!

  Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to have gathered heaps of new followers and visitors to the blog. As they say here in the Middle East: !مرحبا Pronounced as: Marhaba! Simply meaning: Welcome!   As WordPress says, “Traffic is booming” and that makes me happy and grateful! Some of the […]

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5 benefits when your bestie is from another culture/country!

Exciting news readers: it’s my 50th post here on Expat Panda! The site has grown exponentially, well beyond anything I imagined and I’m so thrilled with the feedback I have received in response to my writing. I must confess that I was pretty indecisive as to what the topic for my 50th post would be but I […]

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What is it really like to be married to a blogger? 

I thought that after marriage I  would settle down to the quiet life. Toast & tea in bed, The Good Wife episodes in the evening, adding my wife to my car insurance and occasionally  picking up nail polish remover after work. Life was peaceful and I was content. All was going well until…. *cue dramatic music* SHE STARTED […]

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Panda’s thoughts on Paradise Island: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

There is something about Africa. If you’ve ever been, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, listen up. Africa is a seductress of note… she draws you in with her enchanting tales of exotic landscapes, endless activities, frightening animals and intriguing mysteries. You may have heard about her beauty but it cannot be explained, […]

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Abu Dhabi: UAE’s not so hidden gem!

As you may or may not know, schools in this part of the world generally close for 1-2 weeks in April for what is known as “spring break”. I was fortunate enough to be presented with the opportunity to spend 2 nights in Abu Dhabi during this time and I enjoyed it so much.   […]

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