This is a very good question. And I wish I had an answer. But alas, I don’t. However, I do know of some possibilities. We received our bid list this week. I wish I could publish it here, but apparently that’s a no-no. But I do have to say that one of the 30+ possibilities is a city that Jason and I hold very dear to our hearts–having spent some time there in the early ’90s. And I think that it would be very cruel of the universe to dangle it in front of us and then not send us there.
There are some other interesting cities on our bid list; some of which are very exciting, some a little ho-hum and others that are downright scary. We’ve been madly researching each city and have found a couple of surprising gems. Our list includes cities in South America, the Caribbean, eastern and western Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Polynesia. So, yep, there is literally an entire world of possibilities. We should find out where we’re going in about six weeks.
So in the meantime, we’ll be enjoying another full year here in Taipei, which is as wonderful as ever. We really feel that we hit the jackpot with Taipei as our first post. It is everything we had hoped it would be and more. We truly love it here! Jason recently commented that he thinks we are turning into expat snobs because we constantly talk about how much we love living abroad.
The kids and I are heading back to Utah in one week. I’m looking forward to seeing family and friends, eating Mexican food and a Five Guys burger and shopping for shoes that fit my gigantic American feet. But I will miss my husband and Taipei. Eight weeks is a long time to be apart. I plan to drown my sorrows in salsa, french fries and Italian leather (the latter I’m hoping to buy a lot of in our next post).