Saturday, November 12, 2011
On Friday I received an official offer for my next post. I'm going to Wellington, New Zealand!!!! WOW, can I just say, Wow! I'm SO excited! I've NEVER been to this part of the world and for the next 3 years, I get to explore New Zealand and Australia. Plus go to perhaps Thailand and other locations. I didn't think that I'd get this posting. There were quite a few other bidders on it, but the fact that I volunteered for Iraq, plus a good "corridor reputation" meant that I was the lucky one chosen! I am supposed to report to post in August 2012, which means that I will probably be in Iraq until the middle of July. But that's ok! Knowing where I'm going next is a relief. There won't be any training, just home leave before departing for post. Everything happens for a reason, and I'm looking forward to my next adventures in the South Pacific! :D
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
On Halloween night, a few of us girls walked over to Union 3 to see the underground part of one of the palaces. We were told it was a torture chamber/holding cells. I'm not sure if this was told to us to make us scared or what. But it was pretty clear to me after a short bit that it was definitely a bomb shelter. They may have kept prisoners there as well, but if necessary, they'd be able to survive a nuclear attack.