@RUS1 think of it like this.. Let's use Cadbury chocolates. All expats know that the flavour and quality differ. Those destined for the hot climate markets are different because it has to sustain the heat. Does it taste as nice as the UK, US or Aus ones? No, of course not. But if you're really hunging for one you'll buy it because it's Cadbury. It has Cadbury stamped all over the shiny packet. Will it satisfy your craving? Sometimes yes.. Other times no. But that's the beauty of the profession and why so many (and their families) become global expats. Good luck.