Well, you're a long way from home, Mahalo! As you may know, we have filmed the last three seasons of my show on PBS, "Primal Grill", in Arizona. My crew has first-hand knowledge of your temperature extremes, though mostly, we have been blessed with great weather and plenty of sunshine.
The place I prefer to cook is at my summer home on Martha's Vineyard. My wife and I can go to the local farmer's market for produce and a fresh-baked blueberry pie, stop at the local grocery store for a bottle of wine, and swing by a place that sells line-caught swordfish that we serve with a butter and caper sauce.
I will have to think about your second question. Political troubles have sometimes defined the borders of my travels, and so yes, there are places in the world I haven't been to yet. Places I'd like to investigate as I have read about great grilling traditions.