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Yes, yes...I know I still owe the end of a trip report...but I just can't help but get 10 steps ahead of myself again. :)

Already thinking about next year's trip and trying to narrow down some possibilities. Would like the input of my good friends here.

Originally had thought of Africa (please Fodor's trigger-happy editors, don't move my post to another forum--I may mention other countries outside Asia here) but a safari is way too cost-prohibitive for us right now. Need to save up a few more years for that one.

So here are things I've been jostling about in my head (somewhat listed in order of interest level), taking into consideration our availability and the best times of year to visit these places (FYI, never been to any of these places before):

India (possibly in March or December)
We only have 2 weeks for this trip total (16 days max) and I worry we might not have enough time to see so many things we want to see. Places we're interested in seeing: Varanasi, Agra, Kerala (houseboat), tiger safari (but haven't done much research into the time or ethics involved in something like that.) So, as you can see--many interest, little time. :)

Morocco (March or April)
Thinking of a Marrakech, Fez, Essaouira, desert trek type trip--with a 3 night trip-ender in Paris on the way home.

Japan (possibly April or May trip)
Would like to spend some time in Tokyo shopping and a LOT of time exploring the Zen beauty and nature of the country.

Bhutan (December)
Always been somewhat entranced by this mysteriously place but admittedly don't know much about what there would be to do for 2 weeks there. Sounds like trekking is an option (but see my comment below about possible caveats**) but is there enough to do/see for 2 weeks or would another stopover make sense? Also would it be too cold in December?

Argentina (not sure what time of year--would have to be spring or December)
Really want to see Buenos Aires and Patagonia, and possibly a stop in wine country. David is much more into the idea of Argentina than I--it seems wonderful but what I've seen and read about it reminds me of Europe and that doesn't particularly appeal to me.

I know...it's a cornucopia of all really great places and choices to be thinking about. I just wonder what you guys think might make for the best 2 week trip given the specific times of year and knowing what you know about our interests (those of you who know us.) :)

**Also one more big thing to keep in mind. Our mom may join us for this trip. She's a pretty feisty and active early-60something chick who loves animals/wildlife and loves fashion shopping (great combo in my book!) and she's traveled pretty extensively. She just wants to see more of the world and figures she'll have a better chance of that with us than her DH who is more of a homebody lately.

Looking forward to your advice

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