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Are you responsible about your travel stories?

Are you responsible about your travel stories?

  A while back, a group of influencers (people who have large followings on Instagram) all traveled to Saudi Arabia to ‘witness the beauty’, ‘experience the culture” or some such catchy motto. For the most part, I never take much notice of these influencers mostly […]

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

The truth is that we feel connected to people who we can relate to. We are more likely to take advice from someone who has the same struggles we have. And we feel inspired by people who rise above the challenges and still persevere.   […]

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

As I grow, I open my mind to learning new things and having old notions challenged. I had always thought that Instagram and blogs were two separate things. This was a black & white matter in my mind with clear distinctions and differences between the […]

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

Today my blog turns 2 years old! That means 2 years ago I made my blog public and since then the blog has spiraled beyond what I ever could’ve imagined. When I first started blogging, it was just 2-3 family members reading my blog. And […]

Taking in Paris on a quick layover: 3 myths debunked

Taking in Paris on a quick layover: 3 myths debunked

I recently booked a flight to Ireland from Abu Dhabi which included a 7 hour layover in Paris. 7 hours? That’s an awfully long time to spend in an airport. You’re right, it is.   Which is why, since I still had my valid schengen […]

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

Whenever people hear that I have a blog (a piece of information usually revealed by someone in my company and not myself), it’s almost always followed by the remark: “Oh! How glamorous!” I never how to respond to that because of two reasons: -Being a […]

5 ways being a blogger is like being on a reality TV show!

5 ways being a blogger is like being on a reality TV show!

I have come to the realisation that bloggers are a bizarre breed  of people and that blogging is the most peculiar pursuit. Let me explain why… Two nights ago I was out with my friends, the Expat Felines, and every time they introduced me to […]

Abu Dhabi Life: Fireworks on a fiery night

Abu Dhabi Life: Fireworks on a fiery night

There are hordes of articles online about how to make friends when you move to a new country. Its a funny thing isn’t it? You can live your whole life in a place and not even think about ‘how to make friends’- it just happens. I […]

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

As you read this, I am on a plane bound for South Africa. Kuwait is a few 100 kilometers behind me and if you read on, you will understand why I needed to schedule the publishing of this post only once I was out of Kuwaiti […]

Dear Kuwait (The things I will miss about you)

Dear Kuwait (The things I will miss about you)

Dear Kuwait, We have been together since September 14th, 2016. In comparison to other relationships I’ve had, ours seems short lived; however we could both see, from the early months, that this couldn’t possibly be long term. Still, there is no denying that we made […]