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What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

I wish I had known that USG management was in such bad shape. Housing, shipping, etc, etc, - all those things that make life a little easier (or just tolerable) - are badly mismanaged. Keep in mind that you will pretty much be on your own in terms of ensuring that your shipments arrive, getting things fixed in your house, negotiating with your landlord, etc. This is fine, but you should be prepared not to have the support a USG employee would have in other posts. - Jan 28, 2017
I wish we had known about QSI and avoided having to unnecessarily change schools. - Jun 29, 2015
Not all of Africa is equal - Benin doesn't have the rich culture of, say, South Africa or Kenya. It's really quite sad. - Aug 23, 2014