This coming March I will be at the Free Software and Open Source days in Istanbul.
Once I have traveled that far, the question is whether I should visit something else while am that far. The options are doing a technical stop in Paris, or doing more middle-eastish trips.
After reading Pity the NationI am left with a desire to visit Lebanon. Most likely I will have little time to spend in the Middle East though.
Mono Presentation in Dallas
Paco from the Mono team will be doing a presentation on January 18th at the Dallas Forth Worth .NET users group, details are here