Asmara - Post Report Question and Answers

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

To expect extra sleep issues, due to the thin air. - Apr 2021

I was really well prepared by my bosses. They answered everything I needed. - Dec 2019

It's a place full of nuances and subtexts. Its international reputation can be misleading. It can be a tough place for many of its citizens, in ways that a foreigner often may not see, but there's a lot to admire and appreciate, too. Not least of which is the grit, self-reliance, and resolve that saw Eritreans through almost six decades of war and/or cold war with the former Ethiopian regime. However, it's fascinating also to see the joy Eritreans take in the new peace with Ethiopia and the sincere goodwill they have for most Ethiopians, and many family connections across the newly-opened border. - Feb 2019

I was told how tough the food situation was, but I didn’t really believe it. I would have brought more with me before my initial shipment came in, - Sep 2018

Wish I had known how much I was going to enjoy it and miss the people. - Dec 2016

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