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Gypsy Girl

Vidhya Raghavan is a foot-loose, fancy free, gypsy-girl who has travelled several different countries solo. She has also lived and worked in Australia, Kuwait, Oman and is currently living and working in Saudi Arabia since the last 3 years.

She is resourceful and is eager to share her tips and ideas. Through these columns, she aims to share resources that makes life easier in Saudi Arabia.

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2018 In a Nutshell

 It is great that we now have a whole generation of women who are income earners, and it is still very important that we learn to unpack and shift outdated financial value systems, so that we get enhanced value for the time, energy and…

Moving from #Me Too to #Where To from here

‘Gypsy girl’ isn’t all about travelling to different countries.  It is also about the inner journey and rising above victim hood and giving our story a voice. Thanks to the #Me too movement, victims of social harassment are leveraging…

A Human Story

Vidhya Raghavan is Pathways' Gypsy Girl, a global citizen and has lived and worked in Australia, Kuwait, Oman and is currently in Saudi Arabia.  Her career spans over 30+ years as a Workshop Facilitator, Coach and Mentor, Account Manager…

6 different ideas to be your own boss

6 different ideas to be your own boss and work from anywhere in the world, from your laptop ‘Gypsy girl’ has not been in an ultra-happy space. She’s come back to home base after two months of study leave, only to find that nearly a hundred…

Travel Security For Women While Travelling

Top 9 safety tips for solo travellers By Vidhya Raghavan I have been travelling solo for more than 10 years now.  I have now lived and worked in 4 different countries and travelled across 9 different countries.  I think it takes a different…

Travelling From Saudi Arabia

By Vidhya Raghavan  1- General: Make sure you ‘understand’ your flight timings if it is a.m. or p.m. Carry a set of changing clothes with you in case your suitcase is lost or delayed. Make sure your suitcase is identifiable with a ribbon or…

10 ‘Must have’ apps in Saudi Arabia

AQAR: is a real estate application which helps you search for apartments/villas for rent/sale under price range, locality. The best feature is – it shows what facilities are around the building.  It has both English/Arabic options. …

Doing Things Differently In Saudi Arabia

If I were to start my life in Saudi Arabia all over again, what would I do differently to make my life easier and interesting:                                                                                                 by Vidhya…

HOUSE HUNTING TIPS IN SAUDI ARABIA

HOUSE HUNTING TIPS IN SAUDI ARABIA By Vidhya Raghavan   Are you new to KSA?  Here are some tips that can help you find an apartment that suits your needs.    What are the resources for apartment hunting? Word of mouth through colleagues,…
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