It was that time again in which we put our bids for our next assignment. Each time we do this, we carefully weigh each potential new home given the information about the job, the schools and the general environment for our family. We felt that we got pretty lucky with Serbia for this last cycle and we've had a wonderful time here.
For this bidding cycle, we had a number of good choices in every continent (minus Antartica of course), so we felt that it was hard to go wrong. Nevertheless, we felt rather lucky and happy to see that we got Seoul, South Korea. From what we've read and hear from others that lived there with similar expat jobs, that they really enjoyed living in Seoul. In particular, this seems to be a cosmopolitan city, with excellent international schools and interesting potential sightseeing both in-country and in the region. Good food, safe city, and great infrastructure.
Now, we'll start the process of really homing-in the planning for our new post. Between now and the next summer, we'll need to arrange schooling for our three kids, move all of our stuff including selling two cars and buying a new one and somehow also get a dog and a cat first to USA and then to Seoul. Thank goodness we have such a good infrastructure with our organization to do all of this. Every time I see how many other expats have such a hard time moving, I really appreciate how relatively easy our moves are.