Given the interest in finding things from where ever your homeland is, and how impossible it to find these items on a regular basis, how feasible is the idea of bringing a market to the area that caters to foreigners? Logistics would be an obstacle that one may be able to overcome. Probably would have to deal with import taxes, so basically, unless you can get this stuff dirt cheap to begin with, it's going to be a bit more expensive for the expat to buy, so would it be worth it? Especially given that one of the reasons one would live there is because it's fairly inexpensive compared to our homelands. Has this idea already been tried? If it was tried, why did it fail? Any thoughts on this? Besides food, are there any other items that are impossible to find? Tools? Cooking utensils? I saw strawberries mentioned on another thread, I would think it would be easy to grow them there. Are there food items that are not allowed to grow or simply can't grow there? What about other fruit trees? Apples and cherries? I know that probably importing fresh fruit from other countries would be frowned on, but what about growing your own from seeds? Just curious.