Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

Expat life in Sri Lanka, Colombo

I recently visited the wonderful island of Sri Lanka, and found a country full of surprises. Sri Lanka is situated just south of India, in the Indian Ocean. Once known as the Dominium of Ceylon and often referred to as … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe, Harare Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Zimbabwe is in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia. CAPITAL CITY: Harare LARGEST CITY: Harare CURRENCY: Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD) ECONOMY: Zimbabwe is a low-income developing country. The government of Zimbabwe faces a variety of economic problems after having … Continue reading

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Zambia, Lusaka Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Zambia is in Southern Africa, east of Angola. CAPITAL CITY: Lusaka LARGEST CITY: Lusaka CURRENCY: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) ECONOMY: Zambia is a low-income developing country. The Zambian economy has historically been based on the copper mining industry. Output of … Continue reading

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Yemen, Sanaa Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Yemen is in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. CAPITAL CITY: Sanaa LARGEST CITY: Sanaa CURRENCY: Yemeni Rial (YER) ECONOMY: Yemen is a low-income developing country. Remittances … Continue reading

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Vietnam, Hanoi Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Vietnam is in South-eastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia. CAPITAL CITY: Hanoi LARGEST CITY: Ho Chi Minh City CURRENCY: Vietnamese Dong (VND) ECONOMY: Vietnam is a … Continue reading

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