If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Expectations and inflexibility. Adapt as quickly as you can - don't push against what can't be changed. - Aug 2019

Sense of urgency and desire for things to be organized. - Apr 2019

Winter clothes, disregard for emergency preparedness. - Dec 2017

Cold weather gear, dry clean only items, road rage, and picky eating habits. - Mar 2017

High heels. Between the grass, steep staircases, and horrible roads/sidewalks, you want sturdy flats or wedges! - Jan 2017

Most valuable possessions, and any uptight pretensions you have. - Sep 2016

Entitled attitude, winter coat (and all other winter garb), white shoes (cause they will get DIRTY). - Apr 2016

Winter clothes, high heels, inflexibility, expectation that your car, clothes, or belongings will come through unscathed. - Jan 2014

anything that you would be devastated if it were to be stolen, broken, ruined, lost, or pillaged. Also leave behind your belief that this will be Africa lite. It is a hardship post. - Nov 2012

Warm clothes. - Feb 2012

winter clothes - Nov 2011

Skis - Aug 2011

winter clothes and your ideas of Kinshasa being anything like you would think of Africa. There is no "Out of Africa" here. - Jan 2011

prejudices; dreams of taking safaris. - Oct 2010

Credit cards. - Jan 2009

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