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Useful local words: ‘adesh?’ (how much?), ‘wayn?’ (where is...?), ‘ma fi mushkila’ (it’s not a problem).
What not to pack: DVDs; you can buy them out here much cheaper.
What to pack: A warm coat and sturdy shoes.
Couldn't have done without: Immodium Plus!
Word of advice: It’s very cold in winter, very hot in summer and you should expect to be ill at some point – especially when it comes to food poisoning!
Ab, European and Middle Eastern Languages, Oxford University
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