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What do they not have in Madagascar?

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What do they not have in Madagascar?

Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:26 am

A Mormon friend is going to do an 18-month mission in Madagascar. Any ideas on what we can give her that would not be available there?

 

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Re: What do they not have in Madagascar?

Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:19 am

I know this is about a year late, but hey, better late than never. Anyway, maybe other people coming to Madagascar can use the info.

I've lived in Madagascar for 18 months now, and there are a few things I miss. Overall, you can live here without bringing anything from overseas, but - especially for Americans - there are a few things that we want but can't get here. Here's some examples (mostly food):

Black beans
Brown beans
Ranch dressing (any dressing other than vinegrette really)
Diet soda (there is one nasty one)
Good pizza
Parmesean cheese
Chedder cheese
Sour Cream
Cottage Cheese
Veggie (soy) foods (being a vegeterian here is a real pain)

Non-Food stuff:
*Sheets and blankets are very expensive here, bring some,
*Internet is horrible here, I pay $120 a month for internet that is worse that US dialup (check out my internet blog where I post the daily results of my tests: m1s.org/bluelineblog/ ),
*You cannot get English reading material here,
*Most computer equipment is available, but costs about 200% of what it does in the States.



Ummm, that's all I can think of at the moment. You can find more general info about Madagascar on my general blog: m1s.org/blog/

 

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