Khartoum - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I wish I had known how difficult life would be when you do not have a vehicle or freedom of movement. Living on a compound with no way out becomes stifling. - Feb 2018

You really need a VPN and you need to set it up outside of Sudan. - May 2017

Sudan is not the scary war zone it is portrayed to be in the U.S. or in the media. Get a VPN before arrival, set it up before arrival, have internet set up before your arrival, and be prepared to be frustrated with internet. Expectation management is good practice before arrival. It's dirty, dusty, and you have to make your own fun. - Nov 2016

I read a lot before coming here, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the availability of goods, the pro-foreigner hospitality, and the progressiveness of the youth. - Oct 2016

Not to come. That you can make more money in other places and that you can do more meaningful work and have better morale elsewhere in the world. - Mar 2016

To save your leave time. Save as much as you can starting now so you can come here with the maximum hours. Since you lose two days of vacation that the Embassy won't give you for travel back and forth to the U.S., and you'll want to take three day weekends and as many trips out of the country as possible, you'll need those hours. - Mar 2015

How truly atrocious the internet is. - Apr 2014

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