Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Guessing Game

Tomorrow is Flag Day, the day we find out where in the world we are going to live for the next two years. We have been stressing out about it but I decided to mix it up a bit and make the last day of waiting fun. So I am asking you, our friends, to guess where we will end up.

Unfortunately, the State Department doesn’t allow us to share the complete bid list publicly but I can tell you that it includes 103 openings in 52 countries all over the world (including the US and excluding Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan). You can find a few more hints as to what countries are in the list in my earlier blog entries: Bid List and Easter and More Bid List Jitters.

So what do you think? Guess right and you get couch surfing and a dinner on us at our first post, wherever that may be…


  1. No guesses here, but lots of crossed fingers for you!!

  2. I am just going to guess, Moldova or Oman. Good luck tomorrow!

  3. I'm guessing Mexico because of the big dropped hint by Paul's CDO. If I win, can I go to Austria instead???

  4. I'm guessing Moscow, since no one has guessed that one yet. I am really curious!

  5. New Zealand?

    I hope you're doing a better job of staying calm than I am! =)

  6. Loving all of your guesses except Mexico. And it's not all of Mexico, just the US-Mexico border area. I guess that's our worst case scenario but if we end up there, we'll be able to go someplace nice after that...

    On the other hand, Moldova, Oman, Moscow and New Zealand would all be great.

    I can't wait. Will let you know tomorrow evening.

  7. My guess - Thailand.
    Let's see if that will make us visit you and my friend over there :)

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  9. dying to hear over here! hope you post soon!


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