Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bid List!!

OK Family, friends, and Cyberbones fans the long awaited bid list has finally arrived. For those of you out of the loop the bid list is the list of Foreign Service posts we may go to when we leave Jakarta next June. We have to rank our top 20 choices and submit them to the Powers-That-Be in DC. We have one month to do this. There are a couple of places where David can't take family so those are out. Darn! I really wanted to go Islamabad. Oh well. Here is the list in particular order:

Santiago, Chili
The Hague, Netherlands
Tirane, Albania
Toronto, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Zagreb, Croatia
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Taipei, Taiwan
Algiers, Algeria
Bangkok, Thailand
Beijing, China
Beirut, Lebanon
Berlin, Germany
Bogotá, Columbia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chengdu, China
Doha, Qatar
Frankfurt, Germany
Geneva, Switzerland
Hong Kong, China
Islamabad, Pakistan
Jakarta, Indonesia
Katmandu, Nepal
Kyiv, Ukraine
Lima, Peru
Lusaka, Zambia
Managua, Nicaragua
Maputo, Mozambique
Mexico City, Mexico
Mumbai, India
Nairobi, Kenya
New Delhi, India
Port Louis, Mauritius

Well that is it for now. Let us know your top 5 picks and who ever gets closest we will buy you a beer (or bottle of wine) when you come to visit us. If you want to find out more about each post you can visit Real Post Reports http://www.talesmag.com/rprweb/home.shtml to read what expats who have really lived there think.

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