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Moving from the developing to the developed world: A scholar’s tale

Moving from the developing to the developed world: A scholar’s tale

Joy and I have been friends since 2010. She is the quintessential success story of a small city African girl who has hit the big time as she flounces around Los Angeles eating brunches with kale and enjoying bottomless mimosas. Lets just say that I always knew […]

How to speak South African-nese with ease

How to speak South African-nese with ease

Are you planning a trip or move to South Africa?   With a whopping 11 official languages, you may wonder how you will communicate when you come to South Africa! But if you are able to read this article, then you will be just fine. […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

The 20 things I learnt through traveling

The 20 things I learnt through traveling

While it may seem strange for me to say this, considering my profession, sometimes the most useful lessons are the ones we learn outside the classroom. And when your senses are being assulated by a new environment, culture and language, some lessons are more meaningful […]


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