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 land and airspace.    As my time here in Kuwait […]

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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 the most of the time we had together. I won’t […]

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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 enjoy planning your time here in Kuwait! Kuwait Aquarium I […]

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What is Ramadaan like in Kuwait?

You may be surprised to find out how many people that live in Kuwait aren’t Muslim. When you think of any Middle Eastern country, you immediately picture this scenario: While the scenario is prevalent, you should also open your mind up to this:   A large expat population means that there is a huge number […]

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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” and that makes me happy and grateful! Some of the […]

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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 Kuwait the capital of Dubai? Look at a map please. […]

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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 sense of the change happening. It all depends on how […]

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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 country has different kinds of people with different outlooks on […]

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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 me lounging on a beach in Bali or sitting in […]

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I’ve landed in Kuwait- Now what?

To build a new existence far away from everything you know and believe in is the most powerful feeling in the world. People who have moved abroad are nodding their heads in agreement as they read this. They will tell you that traveling has broadened their horizons, made them more open-minded and has shown them what […]

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