Tag archive for ‘world’
By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Thailand

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 67,041,000 Capital: Bangkok Main cities: Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Khon Kaen Currency: Thai baht (Bt) = 100 satang. Major credit cards accepted; More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Tanzania

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 43,187,823 Capital: Dodoma Main cities: Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanga, Zanzibar Town Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TSh) = 100 cents. Limited acceptance of credit cards. Time: More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Taiwan

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 23,165,878 Capital: Taipei Main cities: Xinbei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan Currency: new Taiwan dollar (NT$) = 100 cents. US dollar is best currency to take. Major credit cards More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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St Vincent & The Grenadines

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 109,000 Capital: Kingstown Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Major credit cards accepted. Time: GMT –4 Driving: traffic drives on the left. Public holidays (2013): include More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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St Lucia

BASIC Population (2010): 166,526 Capital: Castries Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). US dollars and  major credit cards accepted. Time: GMT –4 Driving: traf c drives on the left. Public holidays More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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St Kitts

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 35,000  Capital: Basseterre  Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). US dollars and credit cards widely accepted.  Time: GMT –4  Driving: traffic drives on the left.  More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Sri Lanka

BASIC Population (2010 est.): 20,410,000 Capital: Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial) Main cities: Kurunegala, Galle, Matara Currency: Sri Lanka rupee (SRs) = 100 cents. Credit cards and travellers’ More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Spain

BASIC  Population (2012 est.): 46,148,605 Capital: Madrid Main cities: Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Bilbao Currency: euro = 100 cents. All major credit cards are widely accepted. Time: GMT +1; More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Slovenia

BASIC  Population (2012 est.):2,046,590 Capital: Ljubljana Main cities: Maribor, Koper Currency: euro = 100 cents. Major credit cards accepted. Exchange rate (approx): €1.22 = £1 Time: GMT +1 Driving: on the More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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KOSICE

BASIC  Population (2011): 240,688 Time: GMT +1 Language: Slovak. English is widely spoken GETTING THERE  Major gateway: Kosice International Airport (KSC) Transfers: Kosice (4 miles/6km) bus 20min ACCOMMODATION Kosice More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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BRATISLAVA

BASIC  Population (2010): 432,801 Time: GMT +1 Language: Slovak. English is widely spoken GETTING THERE  Major gateway: Bratislava (BTS) Transfers: Bratislava (5.5 miles/9 km) bus 25mins; taxi 15mins CLIMATE Changeable, More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Slovakia

BASIC Population (2012): 5,435,273 Capital: Bratislava Main cities: Kosice, Presov Currency: euro = 100 cents. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted Time: GMT +1 Driving: traffic drives on the right. Public More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Singapore

BASIC  Population (2011): 5,183,700 Currency: Singapore dollar (S$). Credit cards accepted. Time: GMT +8 Driving: traffic drives on the left. Public holidays (2013): include January 1; February 10, 11; March More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Sierra Leone

BASIC  Population (2012 est.): 5,363,669 Capital: Freetown Currency: leone (LE) = 100 cents. Hotels don’t accept credit cards. Time: GMT Driving: traffic drives on the right. Public holidays (2013): include More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Seychelles

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 87,122 Capital: Victoria Currency: Seychelles rupee (SR) = 100 cents. It is best to take sterling. Major credit cards accepted. Time: GMT +4 Driving: traffic drives on the More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Serbia

BASIC Population (2011 est.): 7,120,666 Capital: Belgrade  Main cities: Novi Sad, Nis, Kragujevac Currency: dinar (RSD) Time: GMT +1 Driving: traffic drives on the right. Public holidays (2013): include More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Senegal

BASIC Population (2012 est.): 12,521,851 Capital: Dakar  Main cities: Touba, Thies Currency: CFA franc (CFA). Foreigners can export only CFA200,000. American Express widely accepted, but limited use of other More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Saudi Arabia

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 27,136,977 Capital: Riyadh Main cities: Jeddah, Mecca, Medina Currency: Saudi riyal (SAR) =100 halalah. Credit cards and travellers’ cheques are also accepted. Time: GMT +3 Driving: More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Samoa

BASIC  Population (2012 est.): 187,820 Capital: Apia Currency: tala (WS$) = 100 sene Time: GMT +3 Driving: traffic drives on the left. Public holidays (2013): include January 1, 2; March 29, 30; April 1; More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Rwanda

BASIC Population (2010 est.):10,412,820 Capital: Kigali Currency: Rwanda franc = 100 centimes. US dollar is the preferred currency. Credit cards and travellers’ cheques are rarely accepted Time: GMT +2 Public More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Russia

BASIC  Population (2010): 142,905,200 Capital: Moscow Main cities: St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod,Omsk, Irkutsk Currency: rouble (RBL) = 100 kopeks. You can import currency worth up to US$10,000 More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Romania

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 21,466,174 Capital: Bucharest Main cities: Brasov, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Timisoara Currency: leu (plural: lei) (RON) = 100 bani. Euro, US dollars More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Qatar

BASIC  Population (2010):1,870,041 Capital: Doha  Other city: Ar Rayyan Currency: Qatari riyal (QR) = 100 dirhams. Credit cards are widely accepted. Time: GMT +2 Driving: traffic drives on the right. Public More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Puerto Rico

BASIC  Population (2010): 3,725,789 Capital: San Juan Currency: US dollar (US$) = 100 cents. Credit cards and US dollars widely accepted.  Time: GMT –4 Driving: on the right. Public holidays (2013): include More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Portugal

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 10,636,888 Capital: Lisbon  Main cities: Porto, Coimbra, Braga, Funchal (Madeira) Currency: euro = 100 cents. Major credit cards accepted. Time: GMT Driving: on the right. Public More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Panama

BASIC  Population (2010): 3,405,813  Capital: Panama City  Main cities: Colon, David Currency: US dollar is legal tender. The Panamanian balboa exists only in coins and the currency is on a par with the US More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Pakistan

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 175,936,000 Capital: Islamabad Main cities: Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi Currency: Pakistan rupee (RS). Take US dollars. Major credit cards are accepted Time: GMT More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Oman

BASIC  Population (2009): 3,418,085  Capital: Muscat Main cities: Salalah, Khasab, Sohar, Sur Currency: Omani rial (OR) = 1,000 baiza. Major credit cards are accepted. Time: GMT +4 Driving: traffic drives More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Norway

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 4,936,900 Capital: Oslo Main cities: Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK). All major credit cards are accepted, but please note the euro is not a valid More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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North Korea

BASIC  Population (2012): 24,000,000 Capital: Pyongyang Main cities: Hamhung, Chongjin, Nampo Currency: North Korean Won (NKW).Foreigners are not allowed to use the local currency and it is recommended to More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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North Cyprus

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 285,356 Capital: Nicosia Currency: Turkish lira (TL). Sterling, euro and US dollars are an acceptable form of currency. Major credit cards are widely used Time: GMT +2 Driving: More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Nigeria

BASIC  Population (2010 est.):158,259,000 Capital: Abuja Main cities: Lagos, Port Harcourt Currency: Nigerian naira (N).Use official exchange and hotels, avoid touts. Sterling, US dollars and Visa and American More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Nicaragua

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 5,822,000 Capital: Managua Main cities: Leon, Granada, Matagalpa, Esteli, Chinandega, Blue elds Currency: Cordoba (C$). Best currency to take is US dollars. Visa and MasterCard are More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Kyrgyzstan

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 5,192,100  Capital: Bishkek  Main cities: Osh, Jalal-abad  Currency: som (KgS) = 100 tyin. Credit cards and travellers cheques accepted in top hotels. travellers are recommended to More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Kosovo

BASIC Population (2012 est.): 2,000,000  Capital: Pristina Main cities: Prizren, Ferizaj Peje, gjakova, mitrovica  Currency: euro = 100 cents. generally expected to pay in cash. Credit cards are not widely More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Korea

BASIC  Population (2012): 48,860,500  Capital: Seoul  Main cities: Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju  Currency: won (W). Use sterling and dollar travellers cheques; Visa credit cards widely accepted.  More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Kenya

BASIC  Population (2009): 41,609,728  Capital: Nairobi  Main cities: Mombasa, Kisumu  Currency: Kenya shilling (KSh). All major credit cards accepted and US dollars also widely accepted  Time: GMT +3  Driving: More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Kazakhstan

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 16,473,000  Capital: astana  Main cities: almaty, Shymkent, Karaganda, Semey and aktobe  Currency: tenge (KZt) = 100 tiyin. Credit cards and travellers cheques accepted in More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Jordan

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 6,500,000  Capital: Amman  Main cities: Zarqa, Irbid  Currency: Jordanian dinar = 1,000  ls. Major credit cards accepted. Take US dollar travellers cheques  Time: GMT +2  More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Japan

BASIC  Population (2012): 128,057,352  Capital: Tokyo  Main cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka  Currency: Yen (¥). Most major credit cards accepted. Cash or travellers cheques More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Jamaica

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 2,870,000  Capital: Kingston  Main cities: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril  Currency: Jamaican dollar (J$) = 100 cents. US dollars and sterling widely accepted, as are major More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Italy

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 60,605,053  Capital: Rome  Main cities: Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo Currency: euro = 100 cents. All major credit cards accepted; travellers cheques should be in sterling Time: More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Israel

BASIC  Population (2011): 7,718,600  Capital: Jerusalem  Main cities: Tel Aviv, Haifa  Currency: new Israeli shekel (NIS) = 100 agorots. Major credit cards are widely accepted Time: GMT +2  Driving: traffic More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Indonesia

BASIC  Population (2010): 237,556,363  Capital: Jakarta  Main cities: Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Makassar, Semarang, Palembang  Currency: rupiah (IDR) = 100 sen. US dollars, credit cards and travellers More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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India

BASIC  Population (2011): 1,210,193,422  Capital: New delhi Main cities: mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad  Currency: rupee (rs) = 100 paise. Credit cards widely accepted in all major tourist places. More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Iceland

BASIC  Population (2011): 318,452 Capital: Reykjavik  Currency: krona (ISK). Major credit cards accepted  Time: GMT  Driving: on the right. UK licence is accepted  Public holidays (2013): include January More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Hungary

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 10,014,324  Capital: Budapest  Main cities: debrecen, miskolc, szeged, Pecs, gyor  Currency: Forint (HUF). major credit cards accepted  Time: gmt +1  Driving: on the right.  Public More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Honduras

BASIC  Population (2011 est.): 8,215,313  Capital: Tegucigalpa  Main cities: La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula Currency: lempira (HNL) = 100 centavos. US dollars in wide use, all major credit cards accepted  Time: More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Greece

BASIC  Population (2010 est.): 11,306,183  Capital: Athens  Main cities: Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion  Currency: euro = 100 cents. Credit cards accepted.  Time: GMT +2  Driving: traffic drives on the right.  More...

By Mary B. Napolitano On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Gibraltar

BASIC  Population (2011): 28,956 Currency: Gibraltar pound (GB£) = 100 pence. The currency has parity with sterling, which is accepted on the Rock. All major credit cards are accepted, as is the euro. Time: More...