ABOUT NOMADIC BOYS

Hello hello and welcome to our travel blog!

We are gay couple Stefan and Sebastien and have been travelling the world together since 2014 after leaving our lives in London. We created our blog as a platform to record our romantic adventures, write about the different gay scenes and of course, our culinary discoveries.

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Greedy Sebastien on the left always trying to steal poor unsuspecting Stefan's food!

For every place we visit, we like to make local gay friends to experience the culture and gay scene from their perspective. This inspired the Gay Stories section. We always aim to seek out and support local LGBT businesses, which is particularly important in countries with anti gay laws in place. We also collaborate with hotel brands, tourism boards and speak at conferences to promote gay travel.

Over the past 4 years, Nomadic Boys has grown to become one of the largest gay travel blogs in the world and our full time job. Well, more than that – it has become our baby and is one of the best things to have come out from our relationship.

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Our relationship is our gift to each other

OUR RELATIONSHIP

We first glanced eyes at each other in London's GAY bar in February 2009.

On that fateful day, Stefan, a lawyer, was meeting with a colleague to discuss a job opportunity. Sebastien also happened to be there with his friends, celebrating his decision to leave London and move to Spain. Sebastien always had a weakness for good wine, jamon and Spanish looking footballers.

As our eyes fell on each other, it was definitely true love for both of us. The rest is history.

Sebastien didn't move to Spain, instead remained with Stefan in London. Our relationship grew, we got our own place, settled down and developed a really happy and comfortable life in London.

Comfortable.

We entered our 30s with comfortable jobs, in a comfortable flat with comfortable lifestyles, doing comfortable things, but after a while comfortable simply lost its shine. It became dull, routine and we craved excitement, adventure, something different, a new focus and most importantly, wanted to see more of the world together.

So we started saving and planning for several years for a big trip and in June 2014 we were off!

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Nomadic Boys is one of the best things to have come out from our relationship

NOMADIC BOYS IN ASIA, LATIN AMERICA…and the future!

Since leaving London in June 2014, we spent over 18 months travelling in Asia as a gay couple.

We started our journey with the Trans Siberian railway and travelled through:

  • East Asia: Russia, Mongolia, China and Japan
  • South Asia: Nepal, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka
  • Southeast Asia: Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

We returned back home to Europe in early 2016 to spend time with our families, with a few side trips, like discovering the gay scene in Berlin and the Lou Queernaval in Nice.

We have been travelling around Latin America since July 2016, starting south in gay Buenos Aires and slowly heading north through the Americas.

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French Sebastien on the left and Greek Stefan on the right always ready for our next big adventure

We'd love you to join us on our adventure so go ahead, get in touch, connect with us on our social media, and don't forget to sign up to our newsletter.

BON VOYAGE!!!

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Bon voyage and on with our journey!

64 thoughts on “About Nomadic Boys”

  1. great blog guys and you have made nice trips.
    I found you searching for Transiberian as we will do it during the coming winter, but Moscow to Vlavidostok and then we will continue to South Korea and Japan.
    Your coming trip to Latin America will be nice, there are so hot guys there and do not miss Montevideo, you will be suprised

    • Thanks Vassilis! I went 10 years ago to South America and completely agree with you, both about the guys and Montevideo πŸ™‚ Cusco and Buenos Aires remain my favourite from the continent. Trans Siberian is awesome – you’re gonna have an amazing time – a truly unforgettable experience.

  2. You guys are amazing. Thanks for bringing this site to the LGBT community to inform us of where to travel safely. Will defo be referring to this site for future travel plans. Currently looking at the Maldives so thanks!

  3. I want to start off by saying that you guys are total relationship goals! You two, and everything you do, is amazing!

  4. Great blog with some awesome pictures and good suggestions on places to visit. I’m very jealous! Look forward to reading and seeing more and perhaps even picking your brain(s) a bit in the future.

    • Thanks Shayne. We saved for several years before quitting our jobs and lives in London. Now we’re looking to make money to continue travelling long term πŸ™‚

      • Hi, thank you for your nice and information filled blog!
        How did you set up a helsing and reasonable budget for your different destinations?
        Best wishes
        HΓ₯vard in Oslo

        • Hi Havard, thanks for your message. What is helsing please? We keep a spread sheet of our daily expenses which helps track what we spend and how we need to budget it at all.

  5. you guys are amazing, just couldn’t avoid smiling seeing your reaction with balut, being a Filipina, that’s one of my favorite πŸ™‚

  6. I wish my boy would travel with me like that! Here is to more of fascinating travels πŸ™‚ I was in Sri Lanka recently and I am going on the Trans Siberian train soon. Hopefully I will stumble upon you guys one day and say hi πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for this really informative and interesting blog – it has answered quite a few questions that my partner and I had about tolerances to homosexuality in Asia. Great tips and loved the photos! Well done on doing what so many people can only dream of!

  8. Guys! I love what you’re doing!
    I’d be so curious about a road trip gay interviews in Europe.
    Anyway, felicitations a vous. (J’ecris avec un QWERTY).

  9. Thanks for sharing your experiences in a humorous and informative manner. My boo (Vince) and I are traveling all over Japan right now, in Osaka right now, then off to a few days in Tokyo before heading back to California. Any suggestions for us in Osaka or Tokyo? Would love to have your guidance! Cheers!

    • Hi Rob thanks for your message. In Osaka try okonomiyaki- they compete with Hiroshima each claiming theirs is the best lol.

      Sushi in Tokyo πŸ™‚

  10. Hi boys, how are you? I love your website. Thanks for sharing so much interesting info. I am a Brazilian human rights lawyer and am coming to SE Asia to work on an independent project on the lives of LGBTI persons in the region and would like to ask you a few things.. Could you email me please? Thanks! Best, Gabriel Alves de Faria.

      • Hey guys!

        Are you in Manila now? I live and work in Manila! Would be nice to meet up with you. You may reach me through my e-mail. Hope to see you! πŸ™‚

        Gerard

  11. Hi Boys! I love reading about your adventures on your website. My husband and I will be traveling this summer to Europe this summer from the US. I would greatly appreciate any tips or suggestions you may have for our stay in Sitges and Mykonos.

    • Hi David, thanks for your comment. Great that you’re visiting Europe – is this your first time in Greece and Spain? I love both a lot. I went 10 years ago to Sitges with my ex and was just shocked by the buzzy atmosphere there at all times during the day. We use Tripadvisor to book accommodation as you can check recent reviews. Sitges has some quite nice places listed: https://nomadicboys.com/tripadvisor-sitges-hotel-reviews

      I went to Mykonos a few times with friends many years ago before I met Sebastien and loved it too. Sitges is younger and has more variety. Mykonos was more older couples and the gay life is concentrated on the Super Paradise beach and a few gay bars/clubs in the main town. Again, accommodation wise, we are slaves to Tripadvisor and haven’t been disappointed with hotel or restaurant options we’ve made based on it: https://nomadicboys.com/tripadvisor-mykonos-hotels-reviews

      Hope this helps and thanks for reading!

    • Pleasure! I liked it because I couldn’t disagree with you more ha ha ha – I loved Chile a lot when I was there (a good decade ago!) but I made friends in Santiago and Puerto Mont which does change things a lot. Where from Colombia are your family?

  12. Hello guys,

    Thank you traveled with us in Mongolia again. I love your pictures . Your all tours looks awesome and fun . This pictures looks very nice ( Stefan proudly (thinking he is) holding the sun in Okinawa, Japan. Good luck your travel. Welcome to Mongolia again

  13. Aha, the ‘geek’ meets the ‘Greek’ and they conquered the world together :)… Love these photos here… The Nepal cooking lessons photo is funny, and that last one too. πŸ™‚

  14. I love this!

    A bit of humor and loads of pictures!

    My favorite is you guys’ overcoming language barriers using food with an Elephant. Elephant’s are like huge, vegetarian dogs. Of course they understood you (with their tummy!) πŸ˜‰

  15. Thanks for stopping by, Stefan and Seb! Your photos look positively hilarious! And do stop by to say hi when you’re in Asia…though I don’t know where I’ll be next! Have fun and love your blog!

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