What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
money, money and more money - things that got lost in the Abyss - books, photos, video tapes - with no a/c mildew destroys!
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Unless your very wealthy, don't.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
3 bdrm - 2 bth cement block in small village - elec most of the time - have to fill water tank on roof for home water - no hot water. no other ex-pats for miles that I knew of.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
Husbands family home - rented it from them.
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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
For American style - outrageous - at least $2000. mo, some per week - like tourist prices, hard to rent long term - local hsg as little as $250.00, may or may not have elec, water, kitchen, bath, etc.
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