Abu Dhabi versus Dubai part 1: Which UAE metropolis is the bestropolis?

For those of you who don’t know- I am competing in a local competition. Let me explain. The pleasure — or misfortune — of living in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai as an expat is the topic of many friendly debates, articles, blog posts, and dinner conversations. More often than not it’s a contentious battle: […]

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The 3 differences between traveling and having a holiday…

You’re reading the title and wondering, “There is a difference between the two? What is she on about now?” But let me explain… Last month I didn’t do a lot of blogging and this was because of two main reasons: School was crazy and I was mentally exhausted I was fortunate enough to go on […]

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5 things I learnt about divorce: A Panda’s reflections

The internet is full of pretty and beautiful things- cute animal pictures, nonsensical quizzes (but seriously, which Disney princess are you?), travel inspirations, Pinterest boards… the list goes on and on. But what you seldom hear about are the not-so-pretty things- I am guilty of this too- 90% of my blog is made up of […]

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Why bother visiting Abu Dhabi anyway?

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has been my home for the last 8 months. It was here that I fell into a heady and passionate love… with the culture, food, people and landscapes. Its safe to say that I love this city.   When people hear that I live in […]

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A flowery miracle in the desert

I always say that ‘anything is possible’ in Dubai and after this weekend, I believe it even more! No one would ever think that 75 million flowers can be seen in a Middle Eastern country… But they exist in full bloom at Dubai Miracle Garden. With a 45AED entrance fee, I wondered what to expect from […]

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A Penguin visits the Middle East

Expat Penguin reporting for duty! Welcome to my first (and hopefully not last) blog post for a certain Panda’ website. Hot on the heels of my recent international trip to the United Arab Emirates, I was asked to share my experiences for the benefit of those wanting to visit this Middle Eastern country who want […]

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Why Ireland should be on your destination list: A panda’s reasons

Everyone has that one destination they’ve been fantasising about for years. For a traveling panda, I have quite a few but Ireland has always been at the top of my list. Why you may ask? It’s just a tiny island known for potatoes and rain right? No no. You are so wrong my friend. Ireland […]

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