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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Make an effort to understand and appreciate the local culture. Just because it isn't suburban America doesn't mean it's "bad." Try to see life from the locals' point of view and appreciate the little things. Have an open mind! (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I'm Italian and in October he will marry a guy with Ivory Coast and perhaps being Italian and not American, the change will be less for me .... ultimately we are not so different ... certainly a bit of concern there .. and are so happy and in love that everything is a little more than giving birth in a month
A reader replied recently with:
Hi Guys, I have been offered a job in Abidjan and because of the current economic situation , I am seriously considering it. The job is in construction and I would appreciate any advice. The report above has been positive but the other one not so positive but don't have many choices at the moment and may have to take the job anyway but i am sceptical. Its is a 2 yr contract minimum would like to know about the security of every day life etc. Thanks. Noel noeldavern@gmail.com
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Abidjan, Ivory Coast was published
What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
most people turn out to be helpful, very friendly and very open with their opinions. it's a vivid and colourful culture. i like that there is city life (where you can almost live up to western standards) but also still very traditional ways of living in the villages. it`s interesting to get to know all the problems they have to develop and how much everything changed after the crisis. (Continue)

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