Tag Archives: International data researcher

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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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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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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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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Guest blog: Safe and sound in Jordan


Fellow data researcher, Eleanor, was in Jordan. I’ve only been to Petra so was interested to hear about her experiences in the country’s capital, and here they are! Best wishes, Mark. Amman, location of my most recent data collection trip, … Continue reading

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