Gaborone - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Do not assume that because Botswana is relatively wealthy, it will be a smooth transition... it will not! Forget expectations of welcoming locals, sense of urgency, expectations of serious journalism, consistent availability of produce, and inexpensive fish and seafood. - Dec 2023

Yak trax. - Jul 2019

Umbrellas - it never rains. Plans for saving money - you'd be wasting your time here. Children? Just kidding. But seriously - if you have disposable income - this is your place. And if you have children, you don't have a lot of that. - Jul 2016

Fancy clothes, shoes, jewelry. - Mar 2015

Notion that all of Africa is a third world poverty stricken backwoods. Botswana has a slow and laid-back feel and although the bureaucracy can be frustrating, it's a functioning democracy. It will be what you make of it. - Nov 2013

Going-out clothes; sense of urgency; expectation that this will be an "easy" post or place to live; belief that this is "Africa lite". - Jul 2013

Need to rush! - Apr 2013

party clothes. - Jun 2010

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