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The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

I have to start this post by saying that when Expat Polar & I first started dating, we DID NOT plan to be involve in any kind of social media together. In fact, at that time, Expat Polar was not even on Instagram, he didn’t…

Free tools and tips that help me blog

Free tools and tips that help me blog

As I mentioned in part 1 of this blogging series, people have asked me for a lot of advice regarding blogs, blogging and all things blog-related. The idea for this series came about because I wanted to show that blogging doesn’t need a lot of…

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

I have always termed myself as ‘expat blogger’ or ‘travel blogger’. Sure sometimes I blog about teaching, cultural issues, lifestyle choices and relationship matters but for the most part, travel and expat life (in the Middle East) are my areas of expertise. However, since the…

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…

What does being ‘Coloured’ mean in South Africa?

What does being ‘Coloured’ mean in South Africa?

My name is Kelly and I was born in the mid 80’s, in South Africa, Cape Town more specifically. It was during this time that South Africans were finally able to see that the end of the Apartheid era was coming. During the oppressive regime…

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…

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…