Tag Archives: cost of living expat

Guest blog: The “other” Iraq


My colleague Rachel recently went to Erbil to collect data – here’s her account of what it was like to be in Iraq for the first time! Regards, Mark. As the Arab capital of Tourism 2014 and the self-styled “next Dubai”, Erbil, … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Luanda – why so expensive?


A Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2013. This coming year looks like it will be a busy one for me venturing out again on the data collection trail to various new places, from Benin to Tajikistan, … Continue reading

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Crumble in the Jungle


In October 1974 many of the world’s eyes were focussed on the city of Kinshasa in what was then known as Zaire – now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – when the celebrated boxer Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman … Continue reading

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Il pleut!….Thank heavens for my ‘Africa’ shoes!


I travel quite a bit to Africa and other areas of the globe where it often helps to not look like you’re rich pickings. As such, I have a pair of ten year old Puma trainers with holes galore and … Continue reading

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