Tag: life in kuwait

Abu Dhabi vs. Kuwait: Middle Eastern Truths

Abu Dhabi vs. Kuwait: Middle Eastern Truths

I have lived in Abu Dhabi for one month today! It’s been the busiest and most chaotic month of my life without a doubt. The strangest things have happened to me since I landed here; from being proposed to by a very handsome cowboy (hey […]

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 […]

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

Why Expat Panda can’t stay in Kuwait any longer

As you read this, I am on a plane bound for South Africa. Kuwait is a few 100 kilometers behind me and if you read on, you will understand why I needed to schedule the publishing of this post only once I was out of Kuwaiti […]

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 […]

Where do I take my friends and family in Kuwait? (Part 2)

Where do I take my friends and family in Kuwait? (Part 2)

As I begin the countdown to my departure date from Kuwait (hey it rhymes!), I have published my second round up of things to do in Kuwait. The first one can be found here. Click on the headings for more information about that particular activity and […]

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 […]

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 […]


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