Morale among expats:

Extremely variable. People either love it or hate it. Those who love it often extend; those who hate it count the days like inmates. Life here is fast-paced and busy, and fun if you are flexible and adaptable. It is also often difficult and frustrating -- even for those with considerable West Africa experience. In my opinion, three years is just about right. - Dec 2011


Ok for those without kids; more shakey for parents who worry about kids' safety. Consulate itself was quite close and socialized well together. One can make very good friends here as everyone depends on everyone else. If one is not outgoing, one can become very depressed quickly. - Sep 2008


It's like a roller coaster. One week we're all happy and going to parties, dancing at the clubs, the next week we're all thinking of ways to leave post. Again, Lagos, like everywhere is that you get what you put into the community. I love it here and then some days I want to go home to mama. - May 2008


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