Disrupted Transportation: A Cost-of-Living Survey in Athens, Greece

    Mar 10, 2020 @ 01:12 PM / by Eugene Kobiako

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    During a recent survey quarter, I had the pleasure of surveying Athens, Greece. While I was on-site, I encountered several protests and demonstrations, which allowed me to really feel like an assignee, navigating the change of social disruption.

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    Easy, proven results: Compute your Commute!

    Mar 09, 2020 @ 12:45 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    Traveling, working, or living abroad and need to know the most cost-effective means of getting around? AIRINC has developed a calculator to help you make an informed decision.

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    Istanbul, Turkey: The latest on rideshares and getting around

    Feb 25, 2020 @ 06:15 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    Western rideshare apps have struggled in Turkey. Protests by taxi drivers and government opposition have left these ridesharing companies in a state of uncertainty over the last year. On my recent trip to Ankara and Istanbul, I experienced this firsthand. In Ankara, I tried to use a popular local rideshare app but gave up because it was only available in Turkish despite claims that they support English-speaking users. Apart from the local rideshare app, there was no other rideshare presence in Ankara, and I was entirely reliant on local taxis.

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    The 3 Top Challenges with Driving in Nairobi, Kenya

    Dec 03, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    On my last survey, a five-week trip across Africa, I visited Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt, two of the most notorious traffic destinations in the world. These locations lived up to their hype, and I spent a lot of time sitting in traffic. However, I was surprised to find that Nairobi, Kenya’s traffic was almost as bad despite lacking the same level of notoriety. Nairobi’s three main issues are a shortage of stop signs and traffic lights at intersections, poor road quality, and incredible amounts of construction that disrupt traffic routes.

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    Bangkok, Thailand: How do I avoid the traffic?

    Nov 19, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    During my survey of Bangkok, I found the multiple transportation systems available for use extremely helpful, especially in comparison to other Southeast Asian cities. In Yangon, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, I was entirely dependent on taxis and rideshare apps, as there are no functioning rail systems, the buses are difficult for foreigners to use, and the cities are not particularly pedestrian friendly. Conversely, in Bangkok, I used a much more balanced mix of rideshare, metro (MRT), Skytrain (BTS), and walking.

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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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    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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    Traveling with Public Transit Apps in Central Europe

    Oct 16, 2019 @ 06:10 AM / by Amber Chan

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    Language barriers are common on survey, but each year technology makes it easier to get around and collect cost of living survey information. While in Bratislava during my recent survey, I arrived at a transport ticket counter to find that none of the staff were able to speak English, but this wasn’t as much of an inconvenience as it would have been a few years ago.

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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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    How does Transportation in Buenos Aires Compare Globally?

    May 02, 2019 @ 07:44 PM / by Amber Chan

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    From Hong Kong to Banjul and everywhere in-between At home in Hong Kong, getting around the city is simple due to our modern subway. When traveling for survey, I get the opportunity to experience the wide spectrum of ease and difficulty found in the world’s transportation systems

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