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Interesting destinations for 6 weeks in Jan., Feb., or March

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Rather than doing the typical retiree snowbird thing in Florida or Arizona, we like to visit new countries with varied activities and intriguing cultural insights on offer. We try to escape when our winters are at their worst, so this means the time period from after the holidays to mid-April or so. And, we like to take trips of about 6 weeks (give or take).

We want countries that are reasonably priced and offer lots of varied things to see and do--from historical and cultural sites to outdoor and nature-oriented activities like walking, biking, or kayaking. Places that have some tourist infrastructure but are not super duper touristy are what we are looking for. Hard Rock Cafes, lots of souvenir shops, big busy cities with neon lights and frantic traffic, etc. are not what we are looking for. We are not just go to a warm climate and sit around and relax most of the time people. Weather certainly doesn't need to be tropical. In fact, we'd prefer places that aren't sweltering, so locales where we need long sleeves and long pants during the day with a light sweater in the evening are more than fine. Places where there is likely to be steady all day rain aren't what we are looking for either.

As far as Asia, we've spent 4 months in India spread over three trips (still more to see there though). We've been to Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam (north and south, but not the middle) and Laos. Our preference would be for somewhere somewhat different from where we've been and somewhere where a country or a logical combination of countries could reasonably fill six weeks of travel.

Does anyone have any thoughts? I am not necessarily limiting us to Asia. And, I rather randomly chose the five tags I indicated solely because they are places we haven't been yet and because I'm guessing they might have warmer weather in the months I've indicated.

Thanks.

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