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Djibouti, Djibouti
What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Household help is available, but the really good people get snatched up quickly. Many houses seem to rotate the same nannies/cleaning ladies/cooks. We have an Ethiopian woman who cooks/cleans once per week for $140/mo. Americans...
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
The best part of Djibouti is the marine life/excursions. Most of the year, you can hop on a boat and spend a day snorkeling and diving, lounging on the beach, and soaking up the sun....

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