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Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

YES! We're really happy being here and our child loves it. - Dec 13, 2017
Yes and no. When we bid, it was known as a hardship tour with a very stable political and security situation. Half of that equation has since changed, although it still doesn't impact life much on a day-to-day basis. We don't regret coming here, but we are looking forward to a break from the Sahel in a different region. - May 21, 2016
Absolutely. We've been very happy here. - Aug 8, 2015
In a heartbeat. In fact, we'd come back again. - Jun 9, 2015
We came to Burkina because it was a smart move career wise. Our kids are young and don't know what other countries really have to offer, even the U.S.! We've been happy here. I miss green grass, fresh air, reliable grocery shopping, normal traffic, things to do outside of your house on a long weekend... That said, it's completely doable. You can even like it. You'll find things that make it good for you and then you'll be just fine for however long you're assigned here. (Find N'ice Cream! And the schwarma at Laico.) Good luck getting your family to spell or pronounce it right before you leave post! - Jan 16, 2015
Absolutely, in a heartbeat. - Jul 30, 2013
Yes. Though it was difficult for our family, it was a good experience and helped us to appreciate the US. - Jul 8, 2013
Absolutely not. We are not happy here. Don't listen to the folks that want to make you feel good by claiming Ouagadougou is "great." They're lying--- but trying to be positive. - Apr 19, 2013
Absolutely. Everyone I know who is leaving either doesn't want to leave, or they're happy to be leaving because of the job, not the country. - Nov 18, 2012
Yes, without a doubt. - Aug 6, 2010
Of course. - Aug 3, 2008
Most definitely!Our kids have been very happy here. The school and community was exactly the right fit for them. It's not easy to live here all the time, but the people are beautiful and welcoming. We'd definitely come here again. - Jul 25, 2008
Absolutely! This has been a great experience. Part of it is the ambiance here. The people are super friendly, although there is a lot of poverty - Jun 18, 2008