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The Challenges of Transportation in Casablanca

Nov 05, 2019 @ 07:00 AM / by Philli Wong

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Despite the availability of options, public transportation in Casablanca feels prohibitive. The bus system is not really an option for expats or visitors as the vehicles are old and falling apart. The tram is modern, but stops are limited, and it doesn’t connect with major malls, hotels, or restaurants.

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Obvious Change: My Third Survey of Far East Russia

Oct 08, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Philli Wong

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I recently surveyed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a city in the far east Russia, for the third time. Given the city’s size, it is easy to notice any changes. Sakhalin Island is developing in accordance with the government’s plan to promote tourism, which would also increase recreation options for expatriates. 

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What's the best way to travel around Mauritius?

Jun 19, 2019 @ 09:09 AM / by Philli Wong

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Transportation in Mauritius can be challenging for new assignees. Driving is a necessary part of life here as traveling across the island for meetings and activities is common.

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Currency and Economic Volatility: The impact on Turkey's rental market

Jan 23, 2019 @ 08:58 AM / by Philli Wong

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Rents in Turkey decreased due to lower demand, the depreciation of the lira, and the economic conditions that resulted from recent government policies and security concerns. A recent change in lease laws required that all contracts be signed and paid in Turkish lira (TRY) instead of USD or EUR.

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Expatriate Life in Belize City [5-minute read]

Jan 04, 2019 @ 02:30 AM / by Philli Wong

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Over the past decade of surveying Belize City, availability and outlets in our goods and services survey have changed very little. The same two supermarkets remain the best options in town–Brodie’s and Save U. These outlets offer a decent selection of grocery items and some imports, but an assignee may have to visit more than one shop on a shopping trip in order to get particular ingredients.

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The Meter is on Mobile in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Aug 16, 2017 @ 12:47 PM / by Philli Wong

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There are official and unofficial taxis in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The unofficial ones are most commonly used by locals as they can be hailed easily.

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Luanda, Angola: Then and Now

Nov 01, 2016 @ 12:33 PM / by Philli Wong

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After two years, I’m surveying Luanda, Angola for the second time. I remember clearly how awful the traffic was during my first survey in 2014

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Open Skies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oct 25, 2016 @ 10:16 AM / by Philli Wong

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There are two rainy seasons here: the irregular short rains from late January to early March, and the long rains that stretch from June until mid-September.

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