We got some bad news yesterday that will totally change what happens to us after Guadalajara. But Jerusalem and Istanbul are still possibilities (at least they are as of today- we'll have to see if they are next week). So here's a more realistic dream list.
After those two, there's no particular order.
Riyadh or Jeddah (this rocketed up since we have lots of friends in the Gulf and not much else in the Middle East is an option)
Phnom Penh (since Bangkok is out, this is what works for SE Asia, except Singapore, but that's a totally different category)
And then there are three bunches:
The former Soviet Union group- Tbilisi, Yerevan, Almaty, Minsk, or Chisinau. I'd like any of these, although I don't think any are the best choices now.
The Balkans (mostly) group- Podgorica, Sarajevo, Tirana, and Pristina. Same as the above group.
And the traditional Europe group- Brussels, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Geneva. I'm not wild about these, but they would likely be great for our family in many ways.
It's a good thing I have a blog. My expat friends here aren't quite as into this as I am, and I'm pretty sure I used up all their attention for it in about 5 minutes today.