Tag: kuwait

Expat Panda’s 1st blog awards

Expat Panda’s 1st blog awards

Well this post is long overdue! I was nominated for TWO different awards by two of my favourite blogs; justbluedutch nominated me for The Liebster Award in February and theXpats nominated me for The Liebster Award and Blogger Recognition Award just last week. It’s the first time my blog has been…

Life in Kuwait: Desert drive of doom

Life in Kuwait: Desert drive of doom

This is NOT a post outlining how I went dune bashing with a tour group, camping with Bedouins or barbecuing in the desert. This is the story of yet another mad escapade in the life of a crazy Panda!   So it was the weekend and…

Where do I take my friends and family in Kuwait? (Part 1)

Where do I take my friends and family in Kuwait? (Part 1)

After the excitement of Fox’s visit visa being approved after so many months of planning, I came down from my initial high to discover that I had no idea what I would do when he arrived here. In Kuwait, there is no Burj Khalifa, no…

Life in Kuwait: Hitting the Halfway Mark

Life in Kuwait: Hitting the Halfway Mark

It’s been a while since I wrote a personal post so I figure that it is time for an update on my life. As of tomorrow, I will have officially hit the halfway mark of my time here in Kuwait (I leave Kuwait in June…

Life in Kuwait: Falaika Island

Life in Kuwait: Falaika Island

Steam rises from the pot as the rice cooks, bubbling slowly with a pop… pop…. pop. While the rice cooks, she cleans the chicken pieces, pulling the skin away from the flesh, with a sharp, shiny knife. She brushes the stray hair away from her…

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Hmm… perhaps I should rename this post because I didn’t just go to any mosque… I went to The Grand Mosque. And yes, unlike most other things in Kuwait, it really is grand! After being in Kuwait for three months, I have tried to visit…

Expat Panda is off again… Finally!

Expat Panda is off again… Finally!

This was the scene in my classroom this afternoon: All of this happy dancing was going on because I received my passport back! After three months of being stuck in Kuwait, it means that this restless panda can finally travel again! So in two weeks…

What I hate… about life in Kuwait

What I hate… about life in Kuwait

Soon I will be entering my third month here in Kuwait (I know, it feels I have been here FOREVER). It’s been an interesting journey so far but it has had its fair share of um… challenges. Last month I was SO honoured to have been…

Ice in the desert

Ice in the desert

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me here in Kuwait. With the end of the first quarter fast approaching (didn’t I just start working here?), there are assessments to be completed, report cards to be filled in and of course my least favourite…