Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

But don't forget your:

Linens, hats, sunscreen, and light jacket for the winter. - Mar 2023

Sunscreen and hats - Aug 2022

Sense of adventure! It's still a hardship tour, but the creature comforts are available for expats and there's always a crazy story with every sightseeing trip. - Aug 2022

Patience, enthusiasm, flexibility, city smarts - Mar 2022

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and swimsuit. Be open to everything and do everything. - Dec 2021

Sunglasses and sense of adventure. - Feb 2021

Sunscreen. - Nov 2020

Sunglasses. - Jan 2020

Lightweight long sleeve cardigans (for women) and sunscreen! - Jun 2018

Sunscreen. - Jan 2018

Patience, patience, patience. - Sep 2017

Sunblock, frequent flyer numbers. - May 2017

Factor 50 sunscreen. - May 2017

Sense of wonder and love of history - Jan 2016

Snorkeling gear, extra swim suits, Egyptian Arabic phrase book, next size up of clothing for your kids (local U.S.-type clothing can be expensive). - Oct 2014

Flashlights (tons of power outages, if you are not in a U.S. compound, especially during the summer). Good walking shoes and a small patio charcoal grill (for when you do not have electricity). My husband wishes he would have brought his CDs since he cannot take an MP3 player into work. Anything else you need...order on Amazon. - Aug 2014

Patience, sense of humor, passport for periodic breaks, sunscreen and air purifier. - Aug 2014

Hat, super tough sun screen. - May 2014

Return ticket. - Mar 2014

Sense of adventure and willingness to be harassed and looked down on for being a slutty American woman. - Jul 2013

sense of adventure. - Jul 2013

small arms. - Jun 2013

Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and sense of adventure. - Jun 2013

sense of humor, patience, and understanding. Also, if you like to camp and have a 4X4, bring your camping gear. That is one of my favorite things to do here. - May 2013

Don't forget that you are the idiot who bid on this post. - May 2013

sense of humor, sense of adventure, and open mindedness. - May 2013

sense of humor and dust rags. - Feb 2013

camera -- although taking pictures of the wrong things can get you arrested. - Feb 2013

Air purifiers, extra filters, surgical masks for sand storms, and patience - you can wait hours in traffic everyday. - Mar 2013

Patience. This is a good opportunity to build solidarity with other colleagues and families, most of whom are struggling to maintain their sanity and productivity despite serious challenges, both internal and external. - Mar 2013

laptop. Oh, wait, the courts just decided to ban YouTube. So maybe you won't need it after all. - Feb 2013

soap and disinfectant - Jan 2013

Sunblock and water bottles. Nerves of steel when driving or walking! Swim goggles and nose plugs, scarves, summer clothes, light jackets, XM radio and .mp3's or CD's (only 2 stations on the radio to listen to and they are not filled with much variety). - Nov 2012

Sense of adventure, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, AIR PURIFIER! - Sep 2011

Extra sunglasses, snorkel and mask, easy small camera you can use to capture the odd things you see every day. - Jul 2011

Sunscreen, hat etc. - Jun 2011

Camera, swim suit, diving gear, softball gear, Boy Scouting gear. - Sep 2010

patience. - Jun 2010

Sunscreen, anything to filter the air, moisturizer, open mind waiting to be filled with vast amounts of information on Egypt's fascinating history, culture and language. - Dec 2009

Sunscreen! The sun gets very intense here. - May 2008

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