Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

How difficult spousal employment really would be. I was assured time and time again by many different people that spouses would have ample employment opportunities, that was simply not true in my case. - Sep 2017


The time. Egypt is extremely polychronic--time is a flexible concept. If you're from a monochronic, time-conscious, culture it can drive you nuts. - May 2017


I didn't need to buy all of those baggy long sleeved shirts! Most likely your regular wardrobe will be fine. - Jan 2016


How repressive it has become. - Jan 2016


That it's a LOT safer than people expect. - Oct 2014


How unstable it would be politically, the uneasiness caused by the continuous "low level" terrorist attacks and unreliability of electricity (knowing what we know now, we definitely would have chosen to live in a compound [backup generators!] in Maadi [other families and school!]). We would not have come here if we would have known there would be an ordered evacuation (2 in three years). Plus it's tough living with the threat of protests and potential bombs. - Aug 2014


How unstable it would be politically. - May 2014


How fast things would go downhill. - Apr 2014


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