Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The ULTIMATE bid list

Top posts (I stole this idea from You Can Call Me Al) I've divided them into 4 categories, note that they're just in alphabetical after that, it's too hard to narrow it down exactly.

Absolute Dream Posts
Australia, Sydney
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Croatia, Zagreb
Egypt, Cairo
Fiji, Suva
Morocco, Casablanca
Morocco, Rabat
Nepal, Kathmandu
Peru, Lima
Spain, Barcelona

Posts I'd be excited to get
Algeria, Algiers
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Australia, Canberra
Australia, Melbourne
Australia, Perth
Bahamas, Nassau
Bangladesh, Dhaka
Barbados, Bridgetown
Bermuda, Hamilton
Bolivia, La Paz
Botswana, Gaborone
Brunei, Badar Seri Begawan
Burma, Rangoon
Cape Verde, Praia
Chile, Santiago
Colombia, Bogota
Costa Rica, San Jose
Cuba
Cyprus, Nicosia
Czech Republic, Prague
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Ecuador, Guayaquil
Ecuador, Quito
El Salvador, San Salvador
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
France, Bordeaux
France, Lille
France, Lyon
France, Marseille
France, Paris
France, Rennes
France, Strasbourg
France, Toulouse
Greece, Athens
Greece, Thessaloniki
Guatemala, Guatemala City
Guyana, Georgetown
Haiti, Port-au-Prince
Honduras, Tegucigalpa
Indonesia, Jakarta
Indonesia, Surabaya
Ireland, Dublin
Israel, Tel Aviv
Italy, Florence
Italy, Milan
Italy, Naples
Italy, Rome
Italy, Vatican
Jamaica, Kingston
Japan, Tokyo
Jordan, Amman
Kenya, Nairobi
Laos, Vientiane
Lebanon, Beirut
Libya, Tripoli
Madagascar, Antananarivo
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Marshall Islands, Majuro
Mauritius, Port Louis
Mexico, Puerto Vallarta
Micronesia, Kolonia
Namibia, Windhoek
Netherlands Antilles, Curacao
New Zealand, Wellington
Nicaragua, Managua
Oman, Muscat
Palau, Koror
Panama, Panama City
Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
Paraguay, Asuncion
Philippines, Manila
Portugal, Lisbon
Portugal, Ponta Delgada, Azores
Rwanda, Kigali
Samoa, Apia
South Africa, Pretoria
Spain, Madrid
Suriname, Paramaribo
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Thailand, Bangkok
Thailand, Chiang Mai
Timor-Leste, Dili
Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain
Tunisia, Tunis
Turkey, Istanbul
Uganda, Kampala
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
United Kingdom, London
Uruguay, Montevideo
Venezuela, Caracas
Vietnam, Hanoi
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Yemen, Sana'a

Posts that I would bid on
Afghanistan, Kabul
Africa Regional Services - Paris
Austria, Vienna
Bahrain, Manama
Belize, Belmopan
Benin, Cotonou
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo
Brazil, Brasilia
Brazil, Recife
Brazil, Sao Paulo
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Burundi, Bujumbura
Cameroon, Yaounde
Central African Republic, Bangui
Chad, N'Djamena
Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan
Gabon, Libreville
Hong Kong and Macau
Hungary, Budapest
Iraq, Baghdad
Japan, Fukuoka
Japan, Nagoya
Japan, Naha Okinawa
Japan, Osaka/Kobe
Japan, Sapporo
Jerusalem
Kuwait, Kuwait City
Lesotho, Maseru
Liberia, Monrovia
Macedonia, Skopje
Malawi, Lilongwe
Mali, Bamako
Malta, Valletta
Mauritania, Nouakchott
Mexico, Merida
Mexico, Mexico City
Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro, Podgorica
Mozambique, Maputo
Niger, Niamey
Nigeria, Abuja
Pakistan, Islamabad
Pakistan, Karachi
Pakistan, Lahore
Pakistan, Peshawar
Qatar, Doha
Republic of Djibouti, Djibouti
Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville
Senegal, Dakar
Serbia, Belgrade
Sierra Leone, Freetown
Singapore
Slovenia, Ljubljana
Sudan, Juba
Sudan, Khartoum
Swaziland, Mbabane
Sweden, Stockholm
Switzerland, Bern
Syria, Damascas
The Gambia
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
The Netherlands, The Hague
The Vatican
Togo, Lome
Turkey, Adana
Turkey, Ankara
US Mission to International Organizations in Vienna
US Mission to NATO
US Mission to the African Union
US Mission to the EU
US Mission to the OAS
US Mission to the OECD
US Mission to the OSCE
US Mission to the UN - New York
US Mission to the UN Geneva
US Mission to the UN Rome
US Mission to UNESCO
Zambia, Lusaka
Zimbabwe, Harare


Neutral Posts
Albania, Tirana
Angola, Luanda
Armenia, Yerevan
Azerbaijan, Baku
Belarus, Minsk
Belgium, Brussels
Bulgaria, Sofia
China, Beijing
China, Chengdu
China, Guangzhou
China, Shanghai
China, Shenyang
China, Wuhan
Denmark, Copenhagen
Equatorial Guinea, Malabo
Eritria, Asmara
Estonia, Tallinn
Finland, Helsinki
Georgia, Tbilisi
Germany, Berlin
Germany, Dusseldorf
Germany, Frankfurt
Germany, Hamburg
Germany, Leipzig
Germany, Munich
Ghana, Accra
Guinea, Conakry
Iceland, Reykjavik
India, Kolkata
India, Mumbai
India, New Delhi
Kazakhstan, Astana
Korea, Busan
Korea, Seoul
Kosovo, Pristina
Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek
Latvia, Riga
Lithuania, Vilnius
Luxembourg
Mexico, Ciudad Juarez
Mexico, Guadalajara
Mexico, Hermosillo
Mexico, Matamoros
Mexico, Monterrey
Mexico, Nogales
Mexico, Nuevo Laredo
Mexico, Tijuana
Moldova, Chisinau
Norway, Oslo
Poland, Krakow
Poland, Warsaw
Romania, Bucharest
Russia, Moscow
Russia, St. Petersburg
Russia, Vladivostok
Russia, Yekaterinburg
Slovakia, Bratislava
Sri Lanka, Colombo
Taiwan
Tajikistan, Dushanbe
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
Ukraine, Kyiv
Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Posts that I would survive
India, Chennai
India, Hyderabad
Saudi Arabia, Dhahran
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Canada, Calgary
Canada, Halifax
Canada, Montreal
Canada, Ottawa
Canada, Quebec
Canada, Toronto
Canada, Vancouver
Canada, Winnipeg

I realize that this list is likely to get tossed out the window once I actually know what types of positions are available in each place. Mostly it's based on my priorities 1)getting my fill of new and interesting, 2)avoiding winter when possible, and 3)sticking with my very random preferences for some countries over others (France-yes! Germany-no! Why? No idea.)

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