Morale among expats:

Surprisingly good. Morale generally climbs above mediocre. The people who are miserable are the ones who expected this to be an easier option than Baghdad and Kabul. It's not. You're alone in a crumbling, deteriorating disaster with a few other brave souls. If you can't accept a spartan, military-like existence, you will struggle here. Those who enjoy gallows' humor appreciate this place. - Aug 2010


Depends on who you speak to but with everyone being very restricted in their movements it's a little frustrating. - Feb 2009


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