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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 […]

A letter to my next husband: reflections on marrying again

A letter to my next husband: reflections on marrying again

Dear next husband, I am so excited to marry you and so grateful you have come into my life. We are entering the next chapter of our relationship and as someone whose been married before, I know and anticipate all the incredible things coming our […]

Finding shared interests: the struggle of modern relationships

Finding shared interests: the struggle of modern relationships

Most strong-minded people have well defined likes, dislikes, interests, preferences and perspectives. We live in age where we consume information no matter where we turn- from videos to photo to audio, there’s always a message to absorb and as a result, we have developed our […]

Responsible travel: A BASIC guide for dummies

Responsible travel: A BASIC guide for dummies

What is responsible travel? Responsible travel was formally defined in 2002 at a World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Cape Town. It can be simply described as: Travelling with an awareness that we, as travellers, have an effect on the people and places that […]

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 […]

“Your partner lets you wear THAT?” (And other inane questions I am asked)

“Your partner lets you wear THAT?” (And other inane questions I am asked)

When Expat Polar and I started dating, it was about only a year later that I decided to take our relationship public on my social media. Apart from the devastating divorce I had endured in the recent years of my late twenties (which you can […]

Planning a trip: Panda’s Process  

Planning a trip: Panda’s Process  

  There is no right or wrong way to plan for a trip and each person has their own preferences on how they like to do things. But a lot of people have messaged me saying things like:   “Where do you start looking for […]


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