badwater1267 July 2012 at 5:03pmPosts: 51 (0 today)Status: offline
Some interesting locations floating around as to where PG might travel. Since he seems like an "off the beaten path" sort of guy, here are my recommendations:
January: Dogon villages, Mali. Happily uninfluenced by Western culture, the locals' relationship to nature and the environment is so different from ours. Plus a great music festival is in Tombouctou in the winter months.
February: The Casbah, Algiers. The safety concerns are a little overstated. This is worth an afternoon walking around the passageways and getting to know the residents. Also, Hoggar mountains, Algeria. A strikingly spiritual place.
March: Cappadocia, Turkey. Visually unlike nowhere else i've seen, and a fascinating history. Istanbul is also an obvious choice.
April: Northern coast of Honduras. Not the islands, but the mainland. Beautiful, tranquil, and relatively untouched by tourism.
May: St. Petersburg, Russia. Stunningly beautiful city with some hidden gems- e.g., the Museum of Political History (in the former Bolshevik HQ).
June: Tallinn Estonia. Retains medieval castle elements - the kids would think it was cool.
July: California road trip. North to south.
August: US Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR, and Mt. Ranier, Washington. Pretty user friendly. and the weather is amazing here this time of year.
September: Amazon River, Brazil. I seem to recall PG doing this at some point, but a river trip is something unlike anything else on earth.
October: Washington, DC. The mall is fine, but for the kids, the Spy Museum is a definite. Newseum is pretty cool too. Plus U Street, Adams Morgan, and the best Ethiopian food in the US. And the leaves turn, so it is beautiful.
November: Lyon, Paris, France. Lyon seems more authentic to me, but Paris is just so gorgeous, you can't pass it up.
December: Lake Placid NY. It feels like it hasn't changed since the 70s - great intimate feel. Apart from all the ski activities, you can do the luge and the skeleton on the Olympic course.