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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kyrgyzstan, they said...

"Expats should be aware that Kyrgyzstan is a predominantly Muslim country and that they should respect local customs and traditions. It is also important to note that Kyrgyzstan is a cash-based economy, so it is important to have access to cash when needed. Expats should also be aware that the country has a harsh climate, with cold winters and hot summers, so they should be prepared for the weather. Additionally, expats should be aware that the country has a high crime rate, so they should take extra precautions when travelling. Finally, expats should be aware that the country has a limited infrastructure, so they should be prepared for a slower pace of life," said a member in Kyrgyzstan.

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"I recommend living in the city of Bishkek. Everything is in walking distance and there are nice parks," remarked another expat who made the move to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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