The Bund

After a very successful day of sightseeing and traveling around to Yu Yuan Garden and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, bestie Enslin and I headed back to our hotel to freshen up, charge cameras, drink up some wine (it’s a necessity on an adventure), and head back to the beautiful Bund. We were so... Continue Reading →

Yu Yuan Garden & Zhujiajiao Water Town

Day 2 in Shanghai blessed us with beautiful sunny weather which had us back at Yu Yuan Garden happily to pose and take pictures of what we felt was an incredible, scenic and peaceful place. Getting here is so easy! I included some transportation tips below. One subway stop from our hotel and we happily... Continue Reading →

Welcome To Shanghai 

Our trip to Shanghai was truly one of those amazing adventure journeys that had us guessing, reading maps with no data, asking for help, walking for hours, being grumpy and then being extremely overjoyed when we set eyes on our beautiful destinations. Due to an early morning Monday flight from Hong Kong, we decided to... Continue Reading →

The Expat Life: Conversations with people “back home”

Expat Panda

I don’t know about you, but I am so tired of hearing the same boring statements from people we left behind to pursue a better life in a new country. When my friend Shardale and I were on Skype one afternoon (her in Macau and me in Kuwait), we were swopping stories about the things people ask us and realized- IT’S THE SAME ANNOYING QUESTIONS! So she has compiled some of the most frequently heard things that we expats have to deal with and here they are. Aren’t you tired of hearing:

You are so lucky/privileged/fortunate!

I am only this way because I have found the route to get here, which you can do also. Like most expats, I do not come from money; I found a way to give myself this opportunity.

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When are you coming home?

I really have no set plans for this, home will always be…

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The House of Dancing Water

If you ever plan on making a visit to Macau, then it is an absolute MUST to go to its most famous ongoing theatre production – The House of Dancing Water. The tickets are a bit pricey (most things are in Macau) - with the cheapest tickets going at 580 MOP (R961/72usd) - but if... Continue Reading →

The Asian Adventure

I recently had the wonderful privilege of traveling around 3 Asian countries with one of my best friends, Enslin. Now I have been in the same country going around with friends before, but actually getting on a plane traveling to more then one place and discovering new places in a space of time longer then... Continue Reading →

Mui Ne

A long weekend available to us was totally taken advantage by many of us teachers. For some reason without discussing it we all ended up going to the same place - Mui Ne. Reasons being, BEACH naturally, plus it's a 5 hour drive from Saigon so not an exhausting trip but still a get away... Continue Reading →

Da Lat – Part 2

Crazy House One of my favourite places of my visit to Da Lat was the Crazy House, Hằng Nga guesthouse, built by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga. Listed as one of the world’s ten most “bizarre” buildings, many people have even made comparisons to Walt Disney when it comes to the design she created. Built in... Continue Reading →

Da Lat Part 1- Vietnam

It took a 6 hour bus drive to get from Nha Trang to Dalat which was eventful on its own. A sleeper bus, so great to sleep and lie in your own space. The drive is quite scenic as it goes into the depths of the country surrounded by mountains and many produce farms. A... Continue Reading →

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