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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Blog series: Foodie Fridays

When I left Mauritius island (born and bred there) to go work and live in the Middle-East, cooking was as foreign as Arabic was to me. Even though my parents lovingly prepared home cooked meals day after day, their culinary skills weren’t passed on to me.  Of course, they never ceased to try to instill in me enough curiosity to prepare a meal. But I unfortunately did not see the

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The Spanish mosquito {Slow travel diaries}

Mosquitoes. In my life up to now, I’ve spent more time with mosquitoes than with my siblings. Now, before you think I’ve gone absolute nuts and writing about a mosquito, let me set the context. Growing up on a tropical island, where humidity made my straight Chinese hair super wavy naturally, mosquitoes used to have nightly feasts over my body. They became tougher as the years went by, slowly being

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8 lovely things to do in Sitges

I previously shared on this blog about the beautiful beach town of Sitges in Spain. Despite the small town serenity it provides, Sitges has much to offer by way of things to do. The best way to get around in Sitges is to walk. Here are my recommendations of lovely things to do in Sitges: 1. Stroll along Passeig Maritim Brimming with restaurants on the one side and beautiful sandy beaches

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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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Rosso: flavoursome Italian cuisine at Amwaj Rotana JBR, Dubai

While there are several highlights to my stay at Amwaj Rotana, I want to share my dining experience with you, dear readers. It was such a delightful evening we had at Rosso, the award-winning bar-restaurant at that hotel. I hope you’re reading this on a full stomach! Dining at Rosso We dined at Rosso on our first evening in Dubai. It was a very special moment – this being our first international

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The Entertainer App 2017 – Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

As a lover of food & travel, I often make clever use of technology and apps that make these even more affordable. Who doesn’t want to get good value while indulging in the activities such as travelling, sightseeing and eating out. The Entertainer App 2017 – why get it I started the year in Cape Town, making sure I downloaded The Entertainer App which I received when The Entertainer launched their 2017 app. For

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A first-timer’s slow immersion travel guide to Sitges

A short ride from Barcelona, about 30kms south-west, lies Sitges, a small coastal town that’s well worth a visit. Also known as Spain’s Saint-Tropez, Sitges is a dynamic beach town yet unspoilt by mass tourism. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the ‘big city’ or a place to gather your thoughts into a novel or piece of art. At the same time,

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