Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

But don't forget your:

Camera. - Dec 2018


Haggling and negotiation skills, sun-tan lotion, and high-end camera. - Dec 2018


Sense of humor! - Jun 2018


Vaccinations, sunscreen, and flexibility. - Jul 2016


Sun lotion - Sep 2015


Camping gear, bikes, sunscreen, bugspray - Aug 2015


sunblock (equator again) good, lightweight hiking shoes lightweight boots for outside of Nairobi. The ones that lace up with canvas uppers seem good. Spring/fall clothes - Jul 2015


Patience. - May 2015


Sweaters for the cool evenings, heaters can be needed in July/August. - Dec 2014


Fall clothes as June through August can get a little chilly. - Jun 2014


Safari hat! - Jun 2014


Patience and vigilance. - Mar 2014


Sunscreen, money for safaris, camping equipment and patience. - Jul 2013


rain boots, umbrella (for rainy season), sunscreen (on the equator =super strong sun), and stain remover for your socks (the red clay dirt makes socks REALLY ugly). - Jun 2013


Patience (Africa always seems to win), sun-screen, snorkeling gear, favorite toiletry products. - Dec 2012


Sunscreen, flip-flops, outdoor equipment (sports, hiking, camping, rock-cimbing), fleece jacket. - Aug 2012


Patience. I think the living here is pleasant enough, but the Embassy has a long way to go. Dealing with the place on a daily basis through work is just a beat down. The RSO's office is a complete joke for a critical crime/terror threat post. Our RSO in our safe post before this had us more secure than these clowns and getting them to care is impossible - excuse after excuse after excuse. Blame the victim seems to be the official motto. Housing is another mystery of inefficiency with more excuses and lies than one would think possible (and that's not from my personal experience - we actually really like our housing).State seems to treat Nairobi like some unimportant African backwater and you definitely feel the pinch. - Dec 2011


Gin & Tonic, high quality camera, and sense of adventure. - Dec 2011


patience, as getting things done takes longer but always works out in the end. - Sep 2011


sunscreen, lots of sunscreen. - Dec 2010


Patience. - Dec 2009


ability to bear heavy traffic, even at unexpected times of the day. There's no logic to it. - Jul 2009


Sense of humor, and adventure. Got to have it to stay sane. - Jun 2008


Patience, camera with super zoom lens to take on safari, and golf clubs so you can play at one of the great local clubs. - Feb 2008


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