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

It was actually better then we thought it would be. Just be prepared to work, at find places to go, to meet people to make plans. Nothing comes easy here but there is a lot going on if you are willing to work a little. - Aug 2019

I'd been working here for a number of years before moving with the family so knew what we were getting into. - Nov 2017

It looks like it has made progress since the war because of buildings and roads, but the population at the working age is largely uneducated and it is frustrating to impact change here. The whole country seems to be waiting for more hand-outs and for someone else to fix their troubles. There is a tendency to blame any problem on 'the war' and no initiative to move past it. And, corruption is rampant, expected, and frustrating as someone trying to help move the government forward. - Dec 2013

Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)

Read More