Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Nice car, fancy watches or any jewelry. - Feb 2023

Love for public transportation. - Mar 2022

Love for greenery. Expectations of cosmopolitan mega-city. - Jun 2019

Taco seasoning and spice intolerance. - Feb 2019

Bring it all! - Jan 2019

Fear of being murdered by a drug cartel. - Jun 2016

...any preconceived notions of Juarez. It is a huge city filled with some of the warmest, most welcoming people I've met. It is not pretty, I'll say that, but it makes up for it's rough appearance with its grit, authenticity and frontera identity. - Apr 2016

Thoughts of Juarez formed by the likes of Breaking Bad or Sicario. Day-to-day life here is remarkably normal and non-threatening, although vigilance and care is necessary. - Dec 2015

ideas that there will be nothing to do and everywhere you go is unsafe - Aug 2015

Expectation that it's Old Mexico. It's not. Appetite for ethnic food. - Jun 2014

Ideas that Juarez is not a good place to serve- the local staff are the best I have worked with, the weather is amazing most of the year, the housing is big and beautiful, and it is easy to get to El Paso with a Sentri pass...we have the great benefit of being able to access Fort Bliss as well and obtain some MWR privileges. - Aug 2013

Weapons. - Aug 2013

winter coats. - Jun 2013

Snow tires - Jul 2011

Walking shoes, as this is pure suburbia and you will need to drive. - Jun 2011

Things that will be damaged by lots of dust. - Mar 2009


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