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What do they not have in Madagascar?
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?
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):
Ranch dressing (any dressing other than vinegrette really)
Diet soda (there is one nasty one)
Veggie (soy) foods (being a vegeterian here is a real pain)
*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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