I'm here for the winter--or as little of it as possible--to get the gold mine up and running, so my travel interest is mitigated by needs of this important venture. I've reserved an ayurvedic retreat for all February in Kerala, and hope to spend a little time in GC and in Goa--maybe a 6 week trip starting late January. Time will tell--such plans may need to be scrubbed---. As a fallback a little 3 week flight down to Oaxaca/Zipolite may be the way to go. We'll see. would be wonderful to see you in Vancouver.