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Sunscreen. - Jan 3, 2018
Patience, patience, patience. - Sep 9, 2017
Sunblock, frequent flyer numbers. - May 25, 2017
Factor 50 sunscreen. - May 16, 2017
Sense of wonder and love of history - Jan 29, 2016
Snorkeling gear, extra swim suits, Egyptian Arabic phrase book, next size up of clothing for your kids (local U.S.-type clothing can be expensive). - Oct 8, 2014
Flashlights (tons of power outages, if you are not in a U.S. compound, especially during the summer). Good walking shoes and a small patio charcoal grill (for when you do not have electricity). My husband wishes he would have brought his CDs since he cannot take an MP3 player into work. Anything else you need...order on Amazon. - Aug 19, 2014
Patience, sense of humor, passport for periodic breaks, sunscreen and air purifier. - Aug 19, 2014
Hat, super tough sun screen. - May 28, 2014
Return ticket. - Mar 27, 2014
Sense of adventure and willingness to be harassed and looked down on for being a slutty American woman. - Jul 23, 2013
sense of adventure. - Jul 17, 2013
small arms. - Jun 16, 2013
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and sense of adventure. - Jun 7, 2013
sense of humor, patience, and understanding. Also, if you like to camp and have a 4X4, bring your camping gear. That is one of my favorite things to do here. - May 22, 2013
Don't forget that you are the idiot who bid on this post. - May 12, 2013
sense of humor, sense of adventure, and open mindedness. - May 12, 2013
sense of humor and dust rags. - Feb 1, 2013
camera -- although taking pictures of the wrong things can get you arrested. - Feb 14, 2013
Air purifiers, extra filters, surgical masks for sand storms, and patience - you can wait hours in traffic everyday. - Mar 31, 2013
Patience. This is a good opportunity to build solidarity with other colleagues and families, most of whom are struggling to maintain their sanity and productivity despite serious challenges, both internal and external. - Mar 26, 2013
laptop. Oh, wait, the courts just decided to ban YouTube. So maybe you won't need it after all. - Feb 13, 2013
soap and disinfectant - Jan 18, 2013
Sunblock and water bottles. Nerves of steel when driving or walking! Swim goggles and nose plugs, scarves, summer clothes, light jackets, XM radio and .mp3's or CD's (only 2 stations on the radio to listen to and they are not filled with much variety). - Nov 27, 2012
Sense of adventure, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, AIR PURIFIER! - Sep 20, 2011
Extra sunglasses, snorkel and mask, easy small camera you can use to capture the odd things you see every day. - Jul 19, 2011
Sunscreen, hat etc. - Jun 5, 2011
Camera, swim suit, diving gear, softball gear, Boy Scouting gear. - Sep 22, 2010
patience. - Jun 26, 2010
Sunscreen, anything to filter the air, moisturizer, open mind waiting to be filled with vast amounts of information on Egypt's fascinating history, culture and language. - Dec 2, 2009
Sunscreen! The sun gets very intense here. - May 12, 2008