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How to Invest Abroad: Bar in Poland

Why education doesn't count for shit A common way to invest and move abroad is to open a bar. It's also a common way to fail, having to move back home and beg for mercy from your old employer. One way to ensur...

Should You Invest in Poland?

Why Polish stocks face the same long-term headwinds as the rest of Europe About a year ago I was considering buying EPOL, the most common Dollar denominated country ETF for Poland. I ended up not pulling the t...

Visiting the Veterinarian in Ukraine

Harald Baldr    Warsaw, Poland    Category: Expat Life     A Ukrainian dog's traumatic day A couple of months ago whilst in Kiev, a friend of mine needed some moral support when she went to neuter her dog. I ...

Where to Meet the Hottest Girls in Kiev?

TOP 10 NIGHTCLUBS SKY BAR DIRECTIONS: best nightclubs in Kiev Tough place to get in to but well worth it once inside. The doormen have perfected the skill of denying men, and allowing only hot women to ...

Pumping Iron in Kiev Ukraine

Lifting weights at the world's most hardcore winter gym This gem of a gym alone is worth traveling to Kiev for. It's also a massive money saver whilst in Kiev as daily/weekly/monthly gym memberships when trave...

Ukraine: White Women’s Last Stand

A winter in Kiev: War, models, tax evasion & bumfights "How does it feel to live in the last place on earth with hot white women?" My American friend had just found out about me relocating to Kiev. He was ...

Slovakia, Bratislava: A City of Nothing

In the shadow of Wien suffering from brain drain Neither Slovakia, nor Bratislava, had previously blipped on my radar screen. That changed when I met a Slovak catwalk model on an airplane during my first visit...

Where the State Thieves the Least

How governments in Asia steal less than their American, European & Australian counterparts  To help explain why, I've compared income tax rates between the regions very generally, as it represents the bigg...

How a Collapsing Currency Destroys your Savings

Why inflation is a bank account's deadliest foe Fearing for her savings of 80 000 Ukrainian hryvnia in July of last year ($7200 at the time), Lisa, a public sector employee in Kiev, asked her bank to exchange ...
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