Why are the Maltese so competitive? (BBC Travel)

The concept of pika is a cornerstone of Maltese culture; it’s written into the skyline of the capital Valletta, and permeates across all walks of life. Valletta, Malta -- There is a competitive nature that permeates through Malta so raw and unbridled that it’s written into the skyline of its capital, Valletta, and permeates across …

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Bangkok shouldn’t be good for expats — but it is (BBC Capital)

Many expats try to overlook the more unseemly elements of life in Bangkok, like its sex industry. (Credit:Quynh Anh Nguyen/GettyImages) At face value, Bangkok shouldn’t be a great place for an expat assignment. The threat of political instability is the highest in the region, next to Indonesia. The Thai economy continues to be outshined by neighbours: growth projections for …

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