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

That dress codes for women are not nearly as strictly enforced as I'd thought and that there are some delicious restaurants here, so not to fret. - Oct 24, 2017
That I should have had 1,000 lbs. extra weight in my HHE for all the rugs and handicrafts I wanted to buy. - Oct 23, 2017
I was surprised by how difficult day-to-day life can prove to be. It is on par with Sub-Saharan Africa in many ways (traffic, bugs, housing, quality of medical care) yet instead of 15-30% hardship you get nothing (just changed in 2013 to 5%). If you are coming here with the expectation that this is "little Europe" with typical DOS African housing you will be sorely mistaken. Also wish I had known how much the constant sexual attention and harassment would negatively affect my outgoing third-culture teens. - Jul 20, 2014