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Many expats have set "dreams" about the expatriate experience before they move abroad. We thought it would be interesting to see how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Let us know below!

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Culture-Shock-in-MoshiAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Moshi, Tanzania

An expat living in Moshi, Tanzania is slowly learning Swahili by interacting with locals. He enjoys warm, friendly and demonstrative nature of the locals. He also notices that there is a certain 'Wild West Frontier', every-man-for-himself attitude masked by their friendliness.

An expat living in Moshi, Tanzania is slowly learning Swahili by interacting with locals. He enjoys warm, friendly and demonstrative nature of the locals. He also notices that there is a certain 'Wi...

5-Tips-for-Living-in-Tanzania5 Tips for Living in Tanzania

Expats living in Tanzania find a wide variety of cultural influences and geography, which is largely dependent upon where in the country they live and what brought them there in the first place.

Expats living in Tanzania find a wide variety of cultural influences and geography, which is largely dependent upon where in the country they live and what brought them there in the first place....

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