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RE: [Gabon Discussion] Re: Gabon among World's Top Ten Most Expensive Cities for Expatriates

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  • Gary Marsh
    Amin F. Abari 1 Bradley Alan Hodges 0 Call the game because of darkness and go home for cookies and milk or manioc and malumba. ...
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      Amin F. Abari 1 Bradley Alan Hodges 0

      Call the game because of darkness and go home for cookies and milk
      or manioc and malumba.



      >From: "Amin F. Abari" <aminabari@...>
      >Reply-To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      >To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [Gabon Discussion] Re: Gabon among World's Top Ten Most Expensive
      >Cities for Expatriates
      >Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 05:47:04 -0000
      >
      >Well, the reason it was a personal email to you (I just reposted it)
      >was that I didn't want to turn this forum into a pissing contest.
      >But since you brought up me asking you to leave Gabon (out of
      >context), please note that my comment was made in jest and only in
      >response to your "why the hell don't you go back to the U.S." comment.
      >
      >And don't kid yourself on the reason you "waffle" on this issue. It
      >has nothing to do with "perspective" or Libreville vs. the bush - it
      >has to do with your personality. If the post made had mentioned
      >Gabon was cheap you would have commented on how stupid everyone is
      >and because it is expensive. It is in your nature to be a
      >contrarian. I don't know, maybe it serves a purpose for you but it
      >is useless waste of my time - and just plain annoying.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >--- In gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com, "Bradley Alan Hodges"
      ><niakurondi@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Feel free to print anything from this discussion forum; it's public
      > > domain, right? (On second thought, perhaps you might ought to ask
      > > for a second on that from Amin F. Abari.) ;)
      > >
      > > Amin F. Abari noticed that I had remarked that Gabon
      > > was "ridiculously expensive" in this discussion forum a year or so
      > > ago, and suggested in a personal e-mail that it was I who should
      > > leave.
      > >
      > > Well, I'm in the frozen tundra of Canada for the moment. And if I
      > > waffle on this issue, now as well as then, I think it depends on
      > > what we're saying is expensive, and from whose perspective, and
      > > where in Gabon (Libreville or Port Gentil versus Carrefour Yombi or
      > > Waka). I lived and visited places in the interior where frankly,
      > > there was not a whole lot one could buy except a pile of bois am�r
      > > or plainains. My more recent comments were directed at a different
      > > crowd. Of course a coffeemaker at CK2 is going to more expensive
      > > than in Europe or the U.S. All that stuff is imported from Europe
      >or
      > > the U.S.!
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com, "Darcy Meijer"
      > > <darcy.meijer@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > For Bradley A. Hodges,
      > > >
      > > > I feel as you do about expats who can't adapt to the local
      > > lifestyle. In fact, I wrote about it in an essay for the PC Writers
      > > website.
      > > >
      > > > Can I print your contribution, below, in my January issue of the
      > > Gabon Letter?
      > > > I would like to get subscribers to react a bit more to what
      >people
      > > submit. Your reaction is a good model.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks,
      > > > Darcy Meijer
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Bradley Alan
      > > Hodges
      > > > Sent: Tue 12/12/2006 3:42 AM
      > > > To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: [Gabon Discussion] Re: Gabon among World's Top Ten Most
      > > Expensive Cities for Expatriates
      > > >
      > > > What a tiring issue this has become, of how much expatriates must
      > > > spend on "luxury goods, restaurant meals, and grocery costs."
      > > C'mon
      > > > RPCVS, help me out here. It's rather sad to see U.S. Americans
      > > > buying frozen pizzas and Pringles cans in a Central African
      > > version
      > > > of Wal-Mart (Mbolo). Why the hell don't you go back to the U.S.,
      > > if
      > > > this was how you expected to live here?!? LBV isn't at all an
      > > > expensive place to live, that is, if you would only learn how to
      > > > shop, eat, and live like the locals. Arghhh...
      > > >
      > > > Moussavou
      > > >
      > > > --- In gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com, "tom_leblanc_chico"
      > > > <tom_leblanc_chico@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > A survey by Employee Conditions Abroad International, a
      > > membership
      > > > > organization for international human resources, has ranked
      > > Harare,
      > > > > Zimbabwe, as the world's most expensive city for expatriates,
      > > due
      > > > > largely to the country's soaring inflation of 1,700%. Luanda,
      > > > Angola
      > > > > ranks number two. The survey takes into account more than 125
      > > > > economic factors such as the cost of luxury goods, restaurant
      > > > meals,
      > > > > and grocery costs. The world's 10 most expensive cities for
      > > > > expatriates according to the survey are:
      > > > >
      > > > > 1. Harare, Zimbabwe
      > > > > 2. Luanda, Angola
      > > > > 3. Oslo, Norway
      > > > > 4. Moscow, Russia
      > > > > 5. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
      > > > > 6. Stavanger, Norway
      > > > > 7. Copenhagen, Denmark
      > > > > 8. Seoul, South Korea
      > > > > 9. Libreville, Gabon
      > > > > 10. Tokyo, Japan
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >

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