Category Life Abroad

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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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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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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Saturday bliss: reading at The Book Lounge and hot chocolate at Haas

Lately, I’ve been craving reading in my spare time. Unless I make it a priority, I find that a lot of other activities often get in the way. Are you also like that? Do you find that you want to read a book but can never get to it? Making time to read One technique is to treat it as a priority and not letting anything hijack the time you’ve

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The art of saying goodbye – how to arrange a farewell

Saying goodbye Whether you’re a nomad, a traveller or an expat, you’ll certainly be faced with that moment where you are leaving the country you’re in for another. Saying goodbye is not easy for most of us. In fact, there’s nothing pleasant about it, when you think of it. What’s great about saying goodbye to people who have become your family, your confidants, your allies in all kinds of weather

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It’s great being a nomad, but what about love?

I have been pondering more and more about the meaning of love in the context of being a digital nomad. Or being a nomad, period. As a nomad, you get to feast your eyes on gorgeous sights and landscape around the world. You enjoy being wined and dined under the stars, by the beach, in a mountain chalet with some of the world’s most delectable dishes. You meet amazing people,

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50 lessons travelling as a solo female nomad taught me

With my strong desire to explore what was beyond the beautiful lagoon of Mauritius island, I set off to travel solo and discover the world on my terms. My first solo trip was aged 16, when I went to visit relatives in Reunion Island. Despite the fact that this was a short plane trip from Mauritius, my life was forever changed after that. It had definitely been more than a holiday for me. It had been transformative

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