If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Skis, winter clothes, and ego. The first two are self-explanatory. As for “ego” – your happiness (or lack thereof) here will largely be dictated by how well you manage work and social relationships. If you get assigned here, leave your ego in DC, and spend every day trying to be the best friend / colleague / family member you can be. You can’t survive here without a strong social support system both inside and outside the Embassy. - Aug 2019


Your winter clothes and first world expectations. - Sep 2016


Expectations that being on the ocean will enable you do swim in the ocean- there are really no beaches in Guyana and by Georgetown the water is filthy- everything from trash to sewage goes into the water. - Apr 2014


GPS. - Nov 2013


Winter coats and gloves. - May 2012


Cold weather clothes. - Mar 2012


Expectations of modern luxuries, entertainment and basic healthcare. - Feb 2012


Dishwashing degergent. You will have a maid to wash the dishes. - Feb 2010


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