Tag Archives: Cost of living for expats

Germany – the land of plenty


It’s been a while since Wanderingmark ‘wandered’ and I thank the many guest bloggers who have enlightened my readers about their own travels during my time back at my desk in London. Recently, however, I was back on the data … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Likeable Seoul


My colleague Hugh has been collecting data in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul. I was there briefly on my way to Mongolia a few years ago and was impressed. Hugh seems to have liked it too! More below, regards Mark. When … Continue reading

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Guest blog: A month in Hong Kong


My colleague from the Remuneration department at work, another Mark, was on secondment recently in our Asia office. Here he shares his impressions of living in Hong Kong. Regards, Mark. I recently had the opportunity to go and work for a … Continue reading

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Guest blog: A glimpse of Minsk


When my colleague, Shona, was given the Belarus trip earlier this year she wondered what to expect. Here she shares her experiences of the capital, Minsk. Best wishes, Mark! Before my recent visit to Minsk I definitely had preconceptions about what the capital of … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Into Tehran


Getting a visa for Iran proved difficult for me last year. Luckily it was easier for my colleague, Conor, an Irish passport holder. Here he recounts his recent trip. Regards, Mark. Mention Tehran to many people and their minds begin … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Nigeria, a country at a crossroads


Dan, another of my data-collecting colleagues, was in Nigeria earlier this year – just before the elections. On the day that the country’s new president is being inaugurated Dan reflects on his own experiences of election fever there. Regards, Mark. We’d been … Continue reading

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Revisiting Dakar


It was only a few weeks ago that I was blogging about my recent trip to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The images of devastation caused by this week’s earthquake have shocked the world and it is yet another reminder that many … Continue reading

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Flash floods and rock ballads in Chile and Uruguay


Many of the countries and cities of Central and South America are infamous for their high homicide rates, gang violence, drug smuggling and political corruption but where is the best country to live in the region if you want to … Continue reading

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A trip to the Guianas


Look at a map of South America and you’ll immediately notice the usual suspects: Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. But look more closely and you’ll notice a trio of ‘countries’ on the Atlantic coast just to the north of Brazil and to the … Continue reading

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India’s Millennium City… plus a data researcher’s nightmare


It’s been a while since my last blog post but, truth be told, I’ve been busy rushing around India, Nepal and Bangladesh as well as researching other upcoming data collection trips. Regular readers of the blog may recall that my first ever post, … Continue reading

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