But don't forget your:

Common Sense: this is a war zone. You will hear and maybe see complex attacks within the city of Kabul. Please treat it seriously. - Jul 2019


Winter jacket, bathing suit, and workout clothes. Favorite toiletries are also a good idea. If you know where you want to go on R&R, bring the guidebooks in your HHE since DPO is so slow here. - Jun 2014


Nice pillows and a light down comforter. Good sunglasses. - Jul 2013


Body armor and tolerance for monotony and boredom. - Mar 2013


Camera, sense of humor, warm clothes for the winter, and a lot of patience. - Dec 2010


Sports equipement, consumables, and good attitude - even if you live on a compound, this is still a foreign country that's worth getting to know. - Aug 2010


iPod or other music device, computer, running shoes (to burn off all the bad food), Kindle or other e-reader, board games, moisturizer and lip balm, STURDY SHOES! - Jul 2010


travel guides. RRBs are a great time to visit the UAE, Thailand, India and other nearby destinations. - Sep 2009


Understanding and a flexible attitude and lots of smiles! Being nice is not a crime! - Mar 2008


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