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

I wish I had known how hot it truly is. I grew up in a hot climate, i'm still miserable in this heat. - May 2019


It was a shock how different it was from any place I've ever lived, but there's not much you can do to prepare for that. Give yourself six full months to feel like you actually live here. There are so few westerners that you always stick out. - Mar 2019


Nothing really, but that I mean no show stoppers. This has been an interesting city and country to learn about. - Sep 2018


How unwalkable a city Yangon is. No decent sidewalks- huge holes into sewers in many of them. You literally have to watch where you're stepping or you will fall. Also some of the residential areas are located in areas where there isn't room for people to walk on the streets and of course during monsoon season that all floods and is difficult to navigate in a car let alone on foot. - Feb 2017


We were pretty well-prepared - May 2016


How slow the Internet is. - May 2016


Where the good neighborhoods are. You want to be closer to downtown, NOT out by the airport. Traffic is increasingly worse and travel into town is unpleasant. We were lucky and were in a great location near Shwedagon Pagoda, but others were not so fortunate and had horrific commute times. - May 2016


The locals don't care much for desserts and candy. The kids much prefer school supplies, a toy or a savory food. I also wish I knew that ISY's students are at a higher level than most American students and that the high school is IB. I would have looked into ways to change our assignment. Our teens who have always been in advanced classes, making only A's, are now stressed and making B's & C's. - Apr 2014


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