its good to have a postive feeling about certain place that you will visit. maybe some graphical illustrations may help you for a rough idea. but you should know that things are not exactly the same if you compare the real condition to the photos that you've seen somewhere. likewise, some people looks beautiful in photos, but in the eyes of the public, its not as beautiful as it seems. the pictures taken can be edited to your satisfaction. however, there are people who are really pretty even not in the flashlights. the main thing is don't judge a book by its cover without reading it. don't judge a person by its looks without knowing him/her real close. but don't put yourself into a state that whispers to your heart that a certain thing is totally positive in all aspects.
this happens to me when i first arrive in egypt. as my mind is set that i will really enjoy staying there with beautiful sceneries, nice people and none of my feelings about this place is negative. easy to say, its a perfect place for me to pursue medicine here. but things doesn't goes as what you think. not all, perfectly planned activities will run smoothly as you wish.
just be moderate in whatever you do, don't give a perfect score on what people say. in other words, don't totally agree with every word. hear, intepret, digest and think again.
always thank god for all His kindness.