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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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Saudi Arabia Final Exit Tips

The important things you need to keep an eye on are: closing bank accounts, clearing loans, cancelling mobile and WIFI service, police clearance and work experience attestation. Travel: Firstly, before final exit, go to SAUDIA and find out…

Budding Online Entrepreneurs of Jeddah

The summer of 2018 was my wake up call to realise that we need to snap out of ‘employment’ mindset to ‘entrepreneurial’ mindset.  I firmly believe that women have the potential to be amazing entrepreneurs if only we stepped into being the…

Gluten Free Alternatives

Gluten-free alternatives By Vidhya Raghavan In the last couple of months, I wrote about ‘Gluten-free resources in Jeddah’ and ‘Gluten-free restaurants and take outs in Jeddah’. This month, I will discuss ‘Gluten-free alternatives in…

Gluten-free resources in Jeddah

For a new arrival in Jeddah, it is a bit of a challenge to find gluten free sources whilst traveling. Over a period of 4 years, I have put together some sources that can help you find the specific gluten-free resources you need in Jeddah,…

How I intend to live my 2019

Usually, I don’t need a New Year to start something new, as I try to have new learning targets on a weekly basis, and it has become second nature to me.  However, I use the New Year as an opportunity to supercharge my thinking and…

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a whole generation of women who are income earners, and it is still very important that we learn to unpack and shift outdated financial value systems, so that we get enhanced value for the time, energy and…

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…

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…

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…
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