Tag: expat in the middle east

The Middle East: Beyond the Burj Khalifa and brunches

The Middle East: Beyond the Burj Khalifa and brunches

Lately I have been sharing a lot of pictures on my Instagram, that have surprised people. Yes I have all my clothes on in them (haha!) but actually the pics aren’t really of me; they are of some surprising landscapes to be found here in…

5 thoughts you have after leaving the Gulf!

5 thoughts you have after leaving the Gulf!

Am I the only person who feels a little emotional every time they land in their home country? Last week I traveled from Kuwait to South Africa for the first time in 10 months. As the plane hit South African airspace, there was noticeable change…

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…

What is ‘home’? A panda’s perspective.

What is ‘home’? A panda’s perspective.

You cannot tell where my home is by looking at me. It isn’t reflected in my language, my accent, my words, the features on my face, the texture of my hair or even the nondescript colour of my passport. As I grow, I am learning…

Get to know the person behind the blog!

Get to know the person behind the blog!

  Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to have gathered heaps of new followers and visitors to the blog. As they say here in the Middle East: !مرحبا Pronounced as: Marhaba! Simply meaning: Welcome!   As WordPress says, “Traffic is booming”…

FAQs about Kuwait

FAQs about Kuwait

This is a collection of the questions I have been asked about Kuwait via this blog or in person or they are questions that were passed along from friends, family or strangers. You might find some of it enlightening, entertaining  or just plain silly! Is…

3 stages of adjusting to life in Kuwait

3 stages of adjusting to life in Kuwait

 “We can not direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails”   Expat life is made up of changes. Some are really remarkable, others barely perceptible. What we all experience, to some extent, are the stages we go through before we adjust and make…

Which kind of Expat are you?

Which kind of Expat are you?

It takes all sorts of people to make the world go round. This I know. I also know which kinds of people I have to avoid to keep my sanity intact and which kinds I like to hang out with. I also know that every…

A truthful letter about teaching abroad…

A truthful letter about teaching abroad…

Dear family & friends, I thank you for remaining a part of my life. I know it isn’t easy when I can’t always be around for parties, weddings and other important moments. I know my life sometimes infuriates you  when you see a picture of…

Confessions of a non-conformist blogger

Confessions of a non-conformist blogger

It’s time for another personal post! With my husband leaving after his whirlwind visit, I realised how quiet my apartment was again. Everywhere I would walk, I would find something of his- his boarding pass from a flight, a lonely forlorn sock or the chocolates…