Category Archives: -Miscellaneous musings

Would you like to be an IDR?


Would you like to be an IDR like myself? ECA is currently recruiting for a position to join the team. Details can be found here.

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A year of travelling in review – highlights from 2014


Between us we covered quite some distance this year, making around 250 trips! Here’s a sample of our most memorable experiences and discoveries. Season’s Greetings from all of us in the International Data Research team! Favourite locations visited in 2014 Nick: … Continue reading

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Christmas quiz!


Season’s Greetings all. Click throught this image to take part in our quiz – based around travels on this blog! Good luck and enjoy..

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Guest blog: Seasonal drinks around the world


When we’re out on the road for long periods of time collecting data we tend to seek out some home comforts every now and again. Mine’s pizza! For my colleagues, Shona and Eleanor, it’s eggnog latte – at least at this … Continue reading

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What’s the most expensive city for expatriates?


It’s been a busy year for me on the road. The past few weeks have, however, been less hectic as I’ve been back in London without an airport or foreign supermarket in sight. I have to say it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Out of Africa


Not into Africa! I was hoping to be reporting from Burundi this week but, alas, no sooner had I arrived back in England last week I was struck down with flu. So instead of sharing my experiences of an obscure … Continue reading

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The Lebanese in West Africa


As you may know by now I spend a lot of my time perusing the aisles of supermarkets collecting cost of living data. Getting up-to-date information for the likes of the USA and Europe is fairly straightforward and so it’s … Continue reading

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Skyscrapers – barometers of boom?


When I was about ten years old I went on a family outing to London to see the sights and sounds (and there are many). We probably visited a museum or went to the zoo but my overriding memory of … Continue reading

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It’s a cracker!


Rachel’s been pondering what the festive season is like for expatriates around the world. I hope you enjoy our final blog for the year. We’ll be back with more in 2013! Best wishes, Mark More than any other time of … Continue reading

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Do I need a visa?


I’m back in London at the moment planning my next round of data collection trips to Africa to the likes of Togo, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo so I thought I’d give an insight into how frustrating the … Continue reading

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