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Its official title is Mumbai, but to most locals it remains Bombay. Teeming with at least 13 million people (20 million in the conurbation), it's a shock-horror introduction to India in the raw.
Having explored Lithuania this May, I've now experienced all three Baltic countries, so it's easier to get a handle on what unites them-and what separates them.
What if you had the chance to change your life entirely? Imagine that you could live anywhere in the world…all or part of the year. Where would you go? What would you do?
We were greeted at the entrance to our Beijing hotel by two immaculately dressed girls, who escorted us to the reception desk in the marble-floored lobby. At the far end, a female soloist, elegant in black, was performing Chopin on a concert grand. Check-in completed, we made our way to the elevator, where an attendant in a floor-length robe bowed as he held the door open for us. Ah…five-star living…
Ecuador is working hard to attract foreign investment. It has liberalized investment regulations, and, today, foreign investors are treated as Ecuadorian citizens in all regards. Profits and capital can be repatriated without restriction. Good labor isn’t hard to find. Nor are good private sector partners if you know where to look.
Susan DeVore looked out the window of her Paris apartment at the red geraniums on the balcony across the street. The murmur of French conversation floated up from the café below. Taking a bite of the roast chicken and potatoes she’d brought home from the neighborhood street market, she poured herself a glass of Perrier and smiled contentedly. Ah, the comforts of home in Paris.
A former French hill station, Vietnam’s Dalat, with a population of 120,000, sits at an elevation of 4,920 feet and enjoys daily temperatues of 69° F to 78° F. There’s little humidty, and you don’t need heating nor cooling. If you seek eternal spring, this is it.