We were so excited to get our bid list in this past week. It felt good to know that folks from Chennai were getting their first choices, ranging from Ankara to Vancouver, so we had high hopes. Then we heard back from the powers-that-be and they took a bit of wind from our sails, saying they'd do their best but our combined choices were a little bit of a stretch as far as jobs and places. In other words, it was almost too nice a list to be realistic. We still have our fingers crossed, but now I'm nervous. When you figure our #2 choice is still a 15% differential and 10% COLA Post it makes me wonder what would have been a good list.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying sites like these:
Best of Athens
Greece Survival Guide
Athens Quiz (and other countries if you scroll down the WorldWise quizzes)
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