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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

~Tips from the Field~

Know before you go… Install Skype prior to leaving and be sure that it is functioning.
Cleanliness is next to godlessness…. Don’t like to clean up?  Send paper plates and cups because work hours are long.

You can have too much of a good thing…. Don’t ship too much!  Space is limited.

Packed and ready to go…. The PX has limited amount of toiletries, and the APO takes two weeks, so be sure to pack whatever beauty supplies you need.

Eyes Wide Open…. Someone from Lahore reported, “Homes are spacious, with high ceilings and windows- recommendation bring blackout curtains or a sleeping blinder/eye shade to block out the light.  Also, many homes have marble floors- suggestion bring a pair of slippers to keep your feet warm.”

All dressed up…. Bring light weight clothes and sturdy shoes.  The weather and laundry are hard on clothes. 

These boots are made for walking…. If you are not going to be working in the embassy, purchase a pair of hiking boots and chinos to wear every day.

Do you have any tips from the field to share?  Please do!

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