Power and corruption go together, and accountability and transparency are elusive, especially in a fledgling democracy like this one.
The media is subsidized, which has a dampening effect on both opinion and reporting.
By the second day I was more than willing to pay for order and familiarity.
Learning a new language keeps you young. I expect to be about 36 by the time I get home in a few months.
Air quality is better above 4 floors, so with an AQI of 300 our 6th floor apartment is a blessing we did not expect.