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The Daily Frustrations of using Taxis and Rideshares in Cairo

Oct 22, 2019 @ 06:15 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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In Cairo, expatriates typically use a driver rather than relying on public transportation options. During my August survey I found that, even though taxis have meters, drivers are frustratingly unwilling to use them when driving expats.

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The Subway in China: The World's Largest and the World's Busiest

Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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When I took the metro at 6am on a Sunday morning in Beijing, trains were running every three minutes. This past quarter I surveyed six cities in China. The largest of these cities, Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, all have modern and efficient metro systems.

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A Cost of Living Survey in an Evolving Borneo [3-minute read]

Dec 17, 2018 @ 11:55 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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On my recent trip, I surveyed Malaysian cities on the island of Borneo. The island is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small sultanate of Brunei. The largest of the cities I surveyed was Kota Kinabalu, known colloquially as “KK.”

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The Diplomatic Blockade and a Softening Housing Market: Doha, Qatar

Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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The rental housing market in Abu Dhabi is coming steadily down due to the high number of quality new properties that have come on the market, as well as fewer expatriate arrivals.

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