A hedonistic brat who gets more than what she deserves.
Yep, that sums me up in one sentence.
Hi! I’m Noemi, the person behind Pinay Flying High. I needed to create this page to satisfy the curiosity of some people out there of my identity.
I’m born and raised in the Philippines, youngest in a brood of 4. Tried hard to break-free from the suffocating love of a closely-knit Filipino family and was successful in doing so at the very ripe age of 23. I packed my bags, waved goodbye to my family (immediate and extended) and boarded a one way flight to Dubai where I was hired to work for an airline for an indefinite period of time.
Being a World Traveler
I started backpacking with my Aunt at the age of 5 discovering the islands of my home country – the Philippines. Needless to say, I caught the travel bug at an early age and has never been cured. Thankfully, I married another travel addicted individual who is now my companion as I discover the world. Travel is going to be the main topic in this blog as every year, I travel with The Greek Mister (yes, he’s Greek) at least twice for a holiday – trying to manage to meet both our families in Greece, Philippines and the United States plus a bit of personal holidays on our own every year.
Expat Lives in Three Different Cities (And Counting?)
I first had the expat life experience in Dubai where I spent 7 years as a travel agent for Emirates Airline. After making the most out of the company’s travel perks, I left Dubai and relocated to the neighboring city of Doha due to my husband’s work requirements. I thought I’d be miserable because everyone knows Dubai is much better than Doha but to be very honest, it’s not at all that bad. Trust me, I was surprised myself. After completing 2 years in Doha, both The Greek Mister and myself realized that we’ve had enough of the Middle East (the weather is becoming more and more unbearable for us among other things) and so we planned our exit strategy. Two months later, we packed our bags once again and transferred to the greener pasture of London – specifically, Kingston-Upon-Thames.
This blog will now cover my expat life in London and all the touristy things to do and places to visit in this beautiful city and beyond. I will also write the adjustments I had to do from being an expat in the Middle East to being an expat in London, so far – the abundant of trees is making me go crazy!
Language barrier, cultural differences and different tastes in cuisines are just some of the many things that I have to deal with everyday with The Greek Mister. I also write about all those things on this site which my husband vehemently disapproves of. Learning the very hard Greek language is one of my main goals right now which I am failing miserably so far. I’m very proud to say though that at least I know all the bad words – the most important words to learn if you’re in an interracial marriage based on my experience. Hopefully soon, I’d be able to master the
hand gestures which goes with each bad words Greek language and not only its bad words.
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