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ECA International’s wanderingmark blog is moving!


Dear readers, ECA International recently launched a new website and from now on the wanderingmark blog will be published at https://www.eca-international.com/insights/blog. To continue reading about the experiences from a travelling data collector, please make sure you sign up to ECA’s … Continue reading

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Mozambique – It’s not all AK-47s and drug barons!


It’s not uncommon to have a weapon such as a sword or a shield on a national flag as these often symbolize a country’s struggle for freedom, but what about having a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle?! Well, if you look … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Big Macs and beef in Buenos Aires


My colleague Nick visited the Argentine capital Buenos Aires back in October before the government lifted currency controls on the peso. Below he shares his experience. Best wishes, Mark. On the night bus from Córdoba to Buenos Aires, the conductor mumbled … Continue reading

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Khartoum – safer than you’d imagine


During the recent survey period I managed to only visit two new countries (booo!). With only 34 left out of 196 this is hardly surprising but what was surprising was that I managed to get there at all. I had … Continue reading

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What is life like in Saudi Arabia as women go to the polls for the first time?


Before last weekend what did Saudi Arabia and Vatican City uniquely have in common? Well, they were the only two countries in the world where women were not allowed to vote or run for office. On Saturday, however, this changed … Continue reading

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From mystical Tibet to cosmopolitan Guangdong


This is my final instalment of blog posts on China. After leaving the sublime Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province I had one more ‘side trip’ before getting to Guangzhou from where I continued my work. And what a side … Continue reading

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Peak to peak via Fuzhou and Kunming


Welcome to the third instalment of my recent trip to China. My journey began in Shanghai, after which I visited the cities of Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Moving on from Hangzhou I gave myself a couple of days rest – … Continue reading

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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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