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Mon Apr 14

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:26 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Progress

Not enough to write a whole post - that will come in about a week

Just want to say everything is fine

Regards,
Jeff
(In Cape Verde Islands)

Tue Apr 8

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:22 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Namibia

Usually, I find the most entertaining (but not necessarily the ones which last in my mind are those with varying amounts of comedy, violence or sex. Today’s movie was the “Book Thief” which I will put in the category of “great story worth seeing”. I [more]

Fri Apr 4

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:08 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-South Africa II

As our last landfall for a while is Walvis Bay, Namibia, this posting will be a day earlier than usual and for the next few weeks’ postings will (hopefully) be done on Fridays.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out [more]

Mon Mar 31

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:12 PM

Re: Control Panel: Don't worry, be happy?

Hi Wendy,

Great review, as always.

I just want go play the Devil's Advocate for a moment on a couple of things you mentioned, just to give a different possible spin:

Malaysian airliner: Many of the involved countries want [more]

Sat Mar 29

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:34 AM

Re: Lobodoug is fine :-)

Slowly I turn, step by step ...

I feel Lobodoug's hot breath upon my neck :-)

Jeff
(Will be leaving South Africa in a few days to heat to the Caribbean)

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:35 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-MauritiusReunionSA

A couple of additional notes about the Seychelles: My wife took a #11 bus from the bus terminal to the southern part of the island for 1 ½ hours (about $.50US) to spend some time on a pristine beach and returned by the #13 bus (different route [more]

Sun Mar 23

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:40 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Sri Lanka-Seychell

“When one door closes another one opens; but we often look long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Mar 15 Columbo, Sri Lanka

Back to India – well [more]

Sat Mar 15

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:20 AM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Singapore,Phuket

Mar 8-9 Singapore

Singapore is one of our favorite cities. While it doesn’t have the diversity of NYC, it does combine Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures together in a very agreeable way. It is made even more desirable (from our selfish [more]

Tue Mar 11

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:36 AM

Re: OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Hong Kong

I agree that packing light is a blessing that those who don't rarely appreciate. Clothes that don't wrinkle easily and dry quickly are important to consider. We tend to travel for months at a clip, and frequently independently where we are schlepping [more]

Sat Mar 8

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:03 PM

Re: OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Hong Kong

I think I've written a bit on a number of occasions on different aspects of packing. We work from a list that is color coded and has columns starting with minimalist and with full suits of armor (tux/gown) as they move towards the right.

It [more]

Fri Mar 7

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 PM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Hong Kong

A few final comments about Shanghai come to mind. The shoppers in the luxury stores are all Chinese. They show off by wearing sneakers which cost the same as a week’s salary for many of their countrymen when they head back home.

Shanghai [more]

Sun Mar 2

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:22 PM

Re: Control Panel: Cold War 2?

If this becomes "Cold War 2" it will be because the "powers that be" in the US feel we need a distraction from other issues right now. As I previously pointed out, there is (and never was) any way that Russia would give up its [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:46 AM

Re: OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Shanghai'd

Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray celery tonic

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:06 AM

Re: De facto Ukraine/Crimea partition

Based on my visit to Sevastopol a couple of years ago (and some discussions with a member of the "security apparatus") I think it is safe to say that regardless of the wording of treaties, there is absolutely no way that Russia will ever [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:44 AM

Where uin the world is Jeff-change in plans

As there seem to be little interest on this board in the places I'm heading (based on virtually no recs or discussion), and since posting is a real problem from some locations (especially on multiple boards), from now on I will be posting only on [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:29 AM

Re: OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Shanghai'd

A few final random comments about Shanghai come to mind. The shoppers in the luxury stores are all Chinese. They show off by wearing sneakers which cost the same as a week’s salary for many of their countrymen when they head back home. [more]

Fri Feb 28

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:17 PM

OT:Where in the world is Jeff-Shanghai'd

Feb 20 Today we relocate by taking a flight to Shanghai China (should have been Bangkok, Thailand, but events simply got out of hand and forced a “safety change”) on, Air India and arrive about 7:30 PM. This basically gives us a chance to get to our [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 11:16 PM

Where in the world is Jeff - Shanghai'd

Feb 20 Today we relocate by taking a flight to Shanghai China (should have been Bangkok, Thailand, but events simply got out of hand and forced a “safety change”) on, Air India and arrive about 7:30 PM. This basically gives us a chance to get to our [more]

Wed Feb 26

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:36 PM

Re: Currency stuff: Chinese RMB

In an unrelated story, the Korean government has decided to re-invent its economy (while not explicitly said, seems to be after the model of Singapore) away from export which no longer provides enough growth (down from 7-12% to 2%) and towards [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:32 PM

Currency stuff: Chinese RMB

As the Chinese close antiquated steel plants the ability to keep growth pumping through infrastructure building is being hampered. While the Chinese Yuan (RMB) appreciated 3% against the US dollar last year, in order to promote trade, the government [more]

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