What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?
Read more about the history. - May 2017
Brazilian bureaucracy is a nightmare to navigate. Offices also tend to be rather inefficient and often get things wrong (e.g. on receipts). Always double-check everything. - May 2017
I wish I had known more about the quality of the roads outside of town--you really need vehicle clearance. - May 2016
Not much. - Aug 2015
Things aren't as expensive as people told me. There are super-sized supermarkets. You can find what you need if you ask around and are adventurous. - Aug 2015