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Petroafrica & a possible move ...

Petroafrica & a possible move ...

Postby TT-Kira » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:57 am

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Postby dangermouse » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:54 am

Hi

Asked around the office and no-one's heard of Petro Africa so can't offer much advice there.

Your life here in Angola will depend on a number of things - firstly where in the country you're going to be based.

I'm based in Luanda, so the rest of my info assumes you will be to.

There are any number of ways to meet people here, there's an active facebook group who meet regularly, there is normally at least one ex pat party a week, there are many bars that are quite safe to go to etc.

You will need transportation though, there are no taxis here and walking isn't recommended - I assume you'll have a driver and car through Petro-Africa though.

Food prices here are astronomical - $12 for a cauliflower $10 for a cucumber etc - it is possible to buy things cheaper on the street, but the cleanliness and provanance of the purchase cannot be guaranteed.
Food and rent are the 2 major expenses here.

I believe that it's possible to bring a cat with you, I think a colleague of a friend here did that, but I'm not sure how.

There is French spoken - particularly among those working for Total, however you will need either English or Portuguese in the main.
The more off the beaten track you go restaraunt wise, the more you'll need Portuguese.
There is a company here that will provide lessons if Petro-Africa don't.

Main advice would be to make sure that you are provided with transportation and decent accommodation whilst you are here.
You must ensure your accommodation has a/c, water storage and a backup generator at the very least.

Any other questions, please feel free.
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