Category Lifestyle

That time I was detained at the airport in Cape Town, South Africa

My priority during my nomadic journey? Making sure I do not do anything to be deported, arrested or anything illegal. That is so important especially if one wants to keep moving from one country to the next, whether it is for work or tourism-related purposes. It is safe to say that I have all my ducks in a row when it comes to boarding a plane. Or so I think I

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Nomadism as a way to travel and explore the world

There are different ways to travel as there are different ways to explore the world. The transportation methods are numerous – bus, train, plane, ferry, bike, on foot. Nowadays, with technology, we can travel from the comfort of our own couch. Switch on the TV for a travel documentary, or put on a virtual reality headset and feel you are in the tropics. We can explore the world through our

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A no-cook meal (perfect for a TV platter)

 We all deserve a break from cooking. Being nomads mean we are either planning for the next move, moving, packing or unpacking. And cooking, while some of us may enjoy it, can be the last thing on our minds.  Because we probably want a day to chill.  And those days include staying in. Ah, the sheer joy that accompanies knowing we don’t have to be anywhere, no site to see,

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The number one advice I follow against anxiety (on days where I’m fine)

I like to believe that I’m a perfectly healthy and balanced individual. Of course, we will never know. I mean, what is ‘normal’? What is ‘balanced’? In a world with people having different personalities, quirks and character traits, how are we to measure that? Anyway, I have a confession. For those of you who met me and know me personally, you would know that I have a history of anxiety

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Are we women harnessing the full power of who we are? (this relates to our cycle)

(My dear women readers, this one is for you. Men, perhaps a post you could recommend to the women in your life?) Have you ever had something amazing happen to you and you couldn’t wait to tell this to your best friend? I feel like this today – I’ve been longing to share this with you. Harnessing our full power as women We as women are complex creatures. We have

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Slow-travel: paving the way to mindfulness

The first time I heard the word “mindful”, it didn’t go down well with me. It actually irked me because here I was, being told off for being inconsiderate because I was 20 seconds late to my desk after my tea break. Granted, I should not have been late. In my defense, it was a lovely cup of Rooibos. “Please be mindful next time”. I loathed that word for a long time

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Travelling solo versus travelling with your partner

I’ve been a solo nomad for a long time, where I worked and lived overseas on my own, or travelled to a country on my own to explore. It’s certainly taught me amazing life lessons that I will cherish forever. The prospect of having a partner to travel with me, while enticing, has never been a goal to me. In fact, even though I sometimes hoped for it, I would rather

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Time to unplug (even if the nature of your work is online)

As I sat in my bed, about to go to sleep, I felt my breathing becoming heavier and heavier. What was going on? Did I not have enough time to digest my food? No, it’s been a couple of hours since dinner. What was it then? And then it hit me. The dreaded panic has set in. I was in a frantic state – my heart was imploding under my

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7 Ways to connect with people

As an introvert, there’s nothing more I enjoy than spending time on my own. To reflect, recharge, and have time to myself to ponder and analyze stuff. Connecting with people As a slow-traveller and nomad though, nothing brings me more joy than to connect with people along my journey. It’s often said that we tend to gravitate towards people like us. The gist of that is we are more likely

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Braving the little storms of life while slow-travelling (Part 1)

The little storms of life Life is indeed a journey, not a destination. On the road, unexpected things happen that can throw us off course. Such unforeseen events can upset our balance or routine. These can also make us doubt ourselves and our ability to carry on doing whatever we set about to do. I want to share a few anecdotes where I allowed myself to momentarily doubt in my

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