When you meet a local I think the question you want to ask is...if it's your last night here, where do you go out for a meal? If it's your last day here, what do you do? With travel I think people are so concerned with the traveler enjoying their experience that when asked where to eat or what to do the response is often the "best experience". I know from my own background there's a completely different answer between where to eat in Los Angeles or Philadelphia and where I ate my last meal in those cities. It's even more complicated of an answer when it comes to what to do on your last day.
Home for a couple of months - I loved Hong Kong. It has the vibrant big city feel yet only a few minutes away are mountains and beaches. Half day trips around the island reveal a long and deep culture.
Home for a couple of months - I liked Singapore. It takes a little longer to discover and appreciate than Hong Kong.
Home of many, may years. My international travels are in no form an escape or a sign of disapproval of the U.S. Regardless of any missteps the country makes, partisan politics, extreme views, and a somewhat hypocritical view of "US IS THE BEST!", I still say it is the best place to live. If anything, travel has re-confirmed, not dismissed, this notion.
Pete lives in Bangkok and travels back and forth a bit to Tel Aviv. No amount of pestering on my end has lead to him keeping a journal or documenting his experiences beyond photos and Facebook posts. I keep this as a placeholder in the event he hopefully begins to memorialize everything he's done.