my friend lisa sent me an e-mail today:
Being new in town, you might find yourself with long stretches of unstructured time, which could lead to boredom. And if that's the case, you might find this map of the Middle East (from my mother) entertaining.
i'm going to keep playing this game until i get it right! i did ok--geography seems to stick with me. my heartland education may be the reason for that... we consider all states--including the "fly-over" states--worth knowing about!