Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Black cars. Black is a big no no. - Dec 2020

Most of your winter clothes. - Jun 2018

Comfort level of modern (or basic) luxuries and any expectation of normalcy - Feb 2016

Belief that all Central Asian countries are the same; preconceptions that concepts such as efficiency and profit are universally held; carpets. - Jul 2014

expectations of this country being anything short of a maximum security prison . If you look at it like you are serving a prison term with hard labor, than you won’t be disappointed. All anyone did after the first day they arrived was count the days until their release. You had better have your head screwed on right before going to this place. If you don’t keep your mind right, this place will get the better of you. - Oct 2012

Expectations of what it is like to live in the Stans. This is not the easiest place to live but there are many more that are. Don't expect to live a pampered lifestyle as this is definitely a place that is only as good as YOU make it. The Embassy does a pretty good job of looking after folks, but in the end it is up the individual to adapt. - Mar 2012

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