Friday Funny: Get Your Own Embassy

<p>Looking for a distinctive vacation home? There are 29 U.S. embassies for sale worldwide, several with prices under $500,000.</p>

May 11, 2007, 2:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"From Kinshasa to Katmandu, Bangkok to Bogota, U.S. embassies, ambassadorial residences and other diplomatic digs are up for sale as the State Department moves its employees to more secure locations, upgrades facilities and combines operations in multipurpose compounds.

Some 29 properties worth more than $205 million are now on the market in 21 countries, including a huge and historic embassy annex in the heart of London, large chancery buildings in Panama, Nicaragua and Nepal and homes fit for envoys extraordinary in Belize and Venezuela."

..."A pair of four-bedroom townhouses in Warsaw's trendy Mokotow district are available for $400,000 each, as are nearly twin homes in Lima, Peru for $215,000 a pop."

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