Djibouti - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes. - May 2022

Yes. - Sep 2020

I would go back but not for more than two years. - Apr 2018

Yes! But I would arrive in November instead of August (when temps are over 110 degrees). - Jun 2016

Yes. - Feb 2013

Yes, maybe. As in any embassy, it is all about the people you serve with. This has been a difficult post to work at. People do what they like with no regard to the rules and regulations, and with no consequence. It can be very frustrating when you need to do your job, and to ensure your house isn't falling apart around you. - Apr 2010

Djibouti would not be at the top of my list, but it's not a terrible place either. If you can eat well and visit fabulous unspoiled beaches, then it's not so so bad. If you needed to get away (and if you could get the time off), you could easily do long weekends in Dubai, Addis, or Nairobi. The work in Djibouti was extremely tough, and the tiny Embassy made for some extra challenges. These were challenges probably common to many small Posts. - Aug 2008

No. - Apr 2008

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