Travel

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 […]

Enjoying a layover in Istanbul: Panda’s Plan

Enjoying a layover in Istanbul: Panda’s Plan

Now that I am getting older, I much prefer to spend a little extra money in order to catch a direct flight to my destination. I just don’t have the time or energy to waste in connecting airports the way I did when I was […]

Visiting Cappadocia, Turkey: Is it worth the hype?

Visiting Cappadocia, Turkey: Is it worth the hype?

The accommodation, flights & activities in this post were NOT sponsored. Visiting Cappadocia is one of those unique experiences in the world; I don’t believe that you can replicate it anywhere else. From looking at the photos, you would see this charming town, filled with […]

The Seychelles Saga: Visiting Praslin & La Digue

The Seychelles Saga: Visiting Praslin & La Digue

Let me preface this post by saying that I LOVE Seychelles and would 100% put it in my top 5 countries that I’ve visited. I can see myself returning there over & over again if my time and finances permitted it. Especially to visit Praslin […]

9 things you experience when you travel as a person of colour

9 things you experience when you travel as a person of colour

As everyone knows, your race, culture and nationality are all crucial factors that shape how you see the world and experience things. One of these things that people of colour experience differently is travelling. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the ability to travel […]

Visiting Maldives: Panda’s Tips & Tricks

Visiting Maldives: Panda’s Tips & Tricks

I never had the Maldives on my list.   I honestly thought it was one of dreamy destinations beyond my reach. Like Tahiti. Or Bora Bora. (How does one even reach those places?) But seriously though, I just didn’t think I was ever going to […]

Discovering Nizwa: Panda’s Practical Guide

Discovering Nizwa: Panda’s Practical Guide

Minarets, mosque domes, bleating goats & bustling markets make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time when you visit Oman’s former capital city (6th and 7th Century AD), Nizwa. This city used to be the centre of the country’s religion, trade and education […]

Exploring Wadi Damm: Panda’s Practical Guide

Exploring Wadi Damm: Panda’s Practical Guide

Once in a while I need to escape the UAE in search of some lush scenery and natural formations. I am fortunate enough to find that (and more) in the country right next door to me- Oman. I have been to various parts of Oman […]

Azerbaijan: Panda’s picture-perfect weekend away

Azerbaijan: Panda’s picture-perfect weekend away

I had zero expectations about visiting Azerbaijan. I knew no one who had been, and I didn’t know much about the country itself. What I did know is that it was close proximity to Dubai and offered a very easy eVisa which meant it automatically […]

Tunisia: A country of unbelievable contrasts

Tunisia: A country of unbelievable contrasts

A lost child wailed for his mother, a man frantically searched for his missing cat, shopkeepers screamed out offers on the top of their voices to attract customers and customers desperately tried to bargain for the best possible prices. The footpaths of the Sousse souk […]