Dhaka - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

I'm not actively miserable here, but I would truly like to never come here again. The thought of coming back here after I leave would give me a panic attack. - Jul 2023

No. - Dec 2021

Yes! I hope we go back! - Sep 2021

Yes. - Jun 2019

Yes. - Jul 2018

Absolutely not. - Apr 2017

No. - Jun 2016

No. - May 2016

No - Jun 2015

Never. - Sep 2014

No, absolutely not. It was a 2 year jail sentence for my kids as the city is dirty, noisy, and dangerous. We were counting down the days. - Aug 2014

I think so. Even though life here sucks sometimes, the community is really good, and the culture is interesting. And it's just two years. I wouldn't move here indefinitely. - Jul 2014

This is a fine place to serve. I was directed here and have been making the best of it, but I would not bid again on Dhaka. - Aug 2013

Yes. - Apr 2013

Yes, we'd still go. It has been a descent post and a good adventure. It's great for a young family if you can make your own fun. But would we come back a second time? Umm... nope. Once was an adventure, twice is just silly- there are too many other places out there to see. - Aug 2011

Nope. I will finish my two years and never return to this place. An adventure it has been, but I will be glad to leave. - Jun 2011

Not in a million years. I hope I will never, ever have to step foot in this godforsaken cesspool again. - Feb 2011

Yes, I made lots of friends here. - Jan 2011

No. - Jan 2011

Yes, but I would do what I could to make sure I didn't have a job that required frequent 14+ hour days and substantial weekend work in an understaffed office with staff that required a significant level of oversight. These issues impinged greatly upon my ability to get to know and enjoy the culture -- and even the ability to get out and enjoy a game of tennis. So yes, I would go back if my job fit into a more reasonable work week: 50 hours or less. If I had fully understood the workload and the capacity issues in the office I worked in before I arrived, I might have sought to go elsewhere. - Oct 2010

Yes, with a family. Not if I were single. - Apr 2010

Yes, but one tour is enough. - Oct 2009

No. This is more to do with the work environment than Dhaka itself. Dhaka is difficult but doable. - Aug 2009

Yes. It has been a great first tour for us. I don't know if we see ourselves coming back, but you never know... - Mar 2009

Absolutely. - Nov 2008

No but mainly because of the school. I have been very disappointed with AISD.The elementary and middle school have been okay but the high school has been extremely disappointing. There isn"t much to do here for the older kids. Drinking and drugs is a problem in the high school. - Oct 2008

No. The morale at the Embassy is very bad. It is an extremely stressful place to work. If I was not attached to the embassy, yes, I would like it here. - Mar 2008

Yes. I had a good time, despite a lot of frustration. - Feb 2008

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