Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

It's not what I expected, which was "Morocco, but with a Soviet feel." It doesn't feel like Morocco. It does feel a tad Soviet, but also just more European than I expected. - Apr 2021


I knew there were restrictions and it was a closed country but had not realized how all that affects your quality of life. - Oct 2020


Work is difficult and intense here with many sections working long hours. I didn't think the restrictions on travel outside the city would get to me as much as they do. Morale really depends on the people at post, since the city itself doesn't have much to offer. - Sep 2019


The city is very hilly - I was not expecting that aspect of the city. - Mar 2019


The Embassy's dual reputation as a place for burnouts/newbies, but also a place for ambitious Near East managers to make their bones and get promoted. - Sep 2016


Treat it like summer sleep away camp. Expect little in the way of direct comfort but you can still have a good time. - Jun 2016


I wouldn't have come here if I knew what it was like. - Mar 2014


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