What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?
We had served in large East Asian cities before, and most of our surprises were pleasant (comparatively light traffic, green space, etc.). Someone who has never served in a large East Asian city should prepare themselves for traffic, pollution, and cheek to jowl humanity. - Nov 2018
how little English is spoken in the city. - Oct 2015
How much speaking the local language would have benefited me when I arrived - do not believe them when they say, "Oh, you can get by with just English!" - Apr 2015