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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