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What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?
Not really. We love the outdoors and expected to enjoy the beaches and hiking here. That's come true. If you're a homebody or really need museums, theater, ballet, chances to wear formal clothes, then this isn't a good place. Some people really do struggle with mental health issues here because it's a very small post in an isolated place. But this is an awesome place for the right people. - Dec 27, 2017
How small Praia actually is and the lack of diversity that is here. After awhile, it can feel constricting and isolating seeing the same people, going to the same places, and eating the same food. It puts the onus on the person to seek out new adventures whether in or out of the country, meet new people, and make an effort to keep in contact with loved ones back home. Many people thrive here while others ... do not. - Oct 30, 2016
How much more prevalent Kriolu is than Portuguese. I wouldn't have spent all that time on Rosetta Stone learning Portuguese. I would have found a Cape Verdean to teach me the language. It is a very easy language to learn. - May 18, 2014