Category 'LGBT'

The Difficulties Of Dating As An Expat-Slash-Traveller

When you travel a lot, dating is never easy. I think most (single) folk who travel long-term would agree with me on this one. Meeting someone is never really that difficult. The traveller is cast in the role of the exotic foreigner, whirling through cities and towns, a care-free spirit with no ties, not wanting to be bound by any one person. In Colombia, I’d get stopped in the streets by people telling me how beautiful my blue eyes are.…
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Travelling and Being Gay in Eastern Europe

Being gay on the road isn’t always easy, and that’s something I discovered more than ever while travelling around the world this year. It was pretty damn easy in some places – San Francisco, for example. Montreal, too, and Berlin. Being gay in Eastern Europe wasn’t quite so easy, akin to South Korea, which I’ve written about before…. Sure, things in Eastern Europe aren’t perfect for gay men but, unless you’re looking for gay resorts or intend on making
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Sexy Asian Men, Or A Rant From A Sort-Of Rice Queen

People in the West: when’s the last time you saw any sexy Asian men in the media? I’m not talking about K-Pop stars or the actors in Chinese dramas. I’m talking about representations of sexy Asian men in western culture. I’m going to guess that your answer to my question is, “I don’t remember”, “a long time ago” or “never”. My friend Sarah talks about this in detail in a great blog post… that she wrote. However, that’s not what
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What A Bad Date Taught Me

I met Mal on a Friday night, during my birthday week where I went to Amsterdam and London with my brother Harry and my best friend Will. He showed up twenty minutes late as I sat by myself in Edge Bar in Soho, where the typical questions that run through your mind when you’ve met somebody on a dating app occupy you. Do I look like my picture? What if he’s a psycho killer? What if we have nothing to…
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Not Hot Enough For Miami: Body Issues

I’m sat on a hostel bed right now, having quickly just shoved my laptop off my legs so as not to add any more pain to my already sunburned thighs. Sunburn thanks to wearing a pair of fairly small dark red swimming shorts that show more leg than the shorts I usually wear, which only resulted in my calves turning a shade reminiscent of radioactive lobster.   A few weeks ago, when I was in Miami, these shorts wouldn’t fit…
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4 Fabulous Gay Travel Resources

As I’ve written before, it’s not easy to define… the gay traveller. When people mention gay travel, they’re usually talking about oiled-up Muscle Marys in tiny speedos strutting around like peacocks on any available strip of sand whilst staying in some kind of luxury resort sipping on cocktails and generally being all kinds of fabulous.   The truth is that travellers are a varied bunch, ranging from folks who prefer to stay in exclusively gay resorts, to those who like
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Why I Won’t Dump My Boyfriend To Travel

I think anyone who comes here regularly will know the following two facts about me: I’m starting a round the world trip in March, and I have a partner, Gil Dong. In fact, Gil Dong and I celebrated our two-year anniversary at the weekend with a trip to an absolutely stunning part of Korea (more on that later) and some all-you-can eat sushi in Daegu. Yeap, I’m definitely keeping the resolution that I made to myself… about making the most
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Travelling As A Gay Couple

For those of you who don’t know, I’m kinda gay. Well, not kinda gay. I’m extremely homosexual. Maybe not as homosexual as this guy, but I have a male partner, wear Aussiebum underwear, and I’m addicted to RuPaul’s Drag Race. My commute to work the other day featured a soundtrack of Donna Summer and Kylie Minogue.   I’ve written before about being gay in Korea…, but one thing I’ve yet to write about is travelling as
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5 Ideas For Gay London

I have a confession. I don’t really know London very well. My trips there have always either been family related or visa related, and I’ve never experienced gay London. Well, I went to the famous GAY bar once at about 6pm with a friend whilst waiting for an Emiliana Torrini concert to begin.   We ended up scouting through the bins in Soho as he’d accidentally thrown out the tickets along with a load of junk mail that, for some…
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Why You Can’t Bulletpoint Gay Travel

This post has been on my mind for a little while now. It’s been slowly brewing away whilst I’ve been trying to think of the best way to approach it without going on a total rant or being patronising or sounding bitter. Allow me to explain. A while ago, I was reading a post on a popular travel site (which shall remain nameless) asking for contributors. Among the topics was “Gay & Lesbian Travel.” Being a homosexual myself, I e-mailed…
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