Category: Southeast Asia

Destination: Southeast Asia

Gay travel guides

gay Saigon interview with local boy Quan

Gay Vietnam: discovering gay Saigon with local boy Quan

Vietnam is one of the most gay friendly countries we visited from our big 2 years trip across Asia. Overall we found the Vietnamese to be very welcoming, particularly to the LGBTQ community. In terms of gay rights, Vietnam doesn’t have any gay marriage laws in place. However, by Asia standards it is very progressive:it has ...
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Lovers ritual Four Seasons travelling as a gay couple in Asia

What’s it like travelling as a gay couple in Asia

“Why should I spend my tourist dollars in a country that wants to throw me in jail?!” This was our dilemma before setting off for our big travel adventures in Asia – as a gay couple. If it isn’t illegal (like in Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar…), then it’s certainly not truly welcomed (think Indonesia, Russia, ...
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Interview with ladyboys regina about ladyboys in bangkok

Interview with Regina about ladyboys in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of our favourite places in Asia. It’s got an excellent gay scene, particularly the gay bars of Silom Soi 4 and the drag queen shows at clubs like DJ Station: Thailand is of course notorious for its lady boys and on our nights out in Silom we befriended the sexy and glamorous Regina, who told us about her ...
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Gay travel guide to the Gili Islands indonesia

Gay friendly travel guide to the Gili islands

The Gili islands reminded us of Destiny’s Child: a trio of talented divas but ultimately upstaged by a superstar. Gili Trawangan is the Beyonce of the trio. She’s the most famous, the centre of attention where all the action happens. She has all the parties, bars, variety of restaurants, diving shops and of course people: holidaying couples, partying groups ...
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Romance

Four Seasons Langkawi

Romance and luxury at The Four Seasons Langkawi

The Four Seasons Langkawi is one of the most beautiful places we’ve encountered during our travels. Set amidst the luxurious jungle and bordering a beautiful white sandy beach, this Moroccan style inspired retreat is the ideal place for honeymooners or gay couples looking for a romantic getaway. The magical scenery combined with the breathtaking architecture, transports you into a completely different world: ...
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Stefan infinity pool at Villa Awang Awang in Ubud, Bali

Villa Awang Awang: gay friendly heaven in Ubud, Bali

Villa Awang Awang is a beautiful retreat located in the heart of the Balinese countryside, near Ubud. The name Awang Awang means floating in the space between heaven and earth which aptly describes our experience here: villas perched dramatically on the edge of a deep ravine with breath-taking views of the sacred Petanu River and a ...
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Flower island resort: romantic getaway in Palawan

The Flower Island Resort is a paradise like getaway: your own tropical heaven away from everything. It is located North East from Palawan island in the Philippines: There are various ways to reach it as set out on Flower island Resort website, but the most popular is via a James Bond style speedboat from the nearby pier in ...
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A luxurious birthday treat at gay friendly Mandala Spa

We celebrated Sebastien’s (9th 25th) birthday being spoilt rotten at the exquisite gay friendly Mandala Spa and Resort Villas during our stay on Boracay island in the Philippines. And oh boy what a treat this was. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas is an oasis of relaxation heaven hidden away from the busy touristy area of Station 2. You ...
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Adventure

Travel guide to senaru and rinjani nomadic boys

Travel guide to Mount Rinjani and Senaru in North Lombok

Indonesia is a paradise for adventure seekers. The Komodo National Park has some of the best diving we’ve ever experienced. But venture above ground and you will find an incredible landscape just waiting to be discovered. Indonesia is located at the meeting point of the Eurasian, Indo-Australian Philippine and Pacific Plates on the Western side of ...
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Nomaidc boys are diving in Komodo national park in indonesia

Our experience diving in the Komodo National Park, Indonesia

The Komodo National Park just off the Flores island in Indonesia was some of the best scuba diving we’ve ever experienced. After learning to dive Koh Tao in Thailand, fun diving in Thoddoo island in the Maldives, Okinawa in Japan and in Palawan in the Philippines, we had very high expectations. WARNING: you will be spoilt rotten ...
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A visitor’s guide to Sandakan in Sabah, Malaysia

Sandakan is a coastal town in the Sabah region on the Malaysia side of Borneo Island. We spent a few nights in Sandakan as a base for exploring some of the gems of Sabah and discovered an exciting small city, with a plethora of great seafood! WHERE IS SANDAKAN? Sandakan is the second largest town (after Kota Kinabalu) ...
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Nomadic Boys learning to swim like a mermaid at Boracay

The day we learnt to swim like a mermaid on Boracay

Boracay is a unique place. Why? You can take a mermaid swimming lesson of course! Where else in the world can you dress up and learn to swim like a mermaid…? Well in fact you can, in mermaid schools in Gran Canaria, Florida and Copenhagen, where there’s even a bronze statue devoted to the Little Mermaid. Daryl Hannah ...
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Finding Nemo snorkelling in El Nido

Snorkeling in Palawan and the crystal waters of El Nido

Palawan island in the Philippines has some of the most stunning marine wildlife we’ve seen on our trip in Asia, which made snorkeling in El Nido a particular highlight. The surrounding limestone karsts with hidden lagoons and coves also makes snorkeling around El Nido an activity you will never forget. Snorkeling in El Nido is best ...
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Luxury

Saint regis bali with nomadic boys

St. Regis Bali: indulgence and luxury in Nusa Dua, Bali

Welcome to paradise! The St. Regis Bali Resort is the pinnacle of style and the true expression of luxury. Its motto is “Beyond Expectations” and by god that’s how you feel from the moment you arrive to the point of departure. This is the perfect destination for honeymooners and couples looking for their dream romantic 5 star luxury ...
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Flower island resort: romantic getaway in Palawan

The Flower Island Resort is a paradise like getaway: your own tropical heaven away from everything. It is located North East from Palawan island in the Philippines: There are various ways to reach it as set out on Flower island Resort website, but the most popular is via a James Bond style speedboat from the nearby pier in ...
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A luxurious birthday treat at gay friendly Mandala Spa

We celebrated Sebastien’s (9th 25th) birthday being spoilt rotten at the exquisite gay friendly Mandala Spa and Resort Villas during our stay on Boracay island in the Philippines. And oh boy what a treat this was. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas is an oasis of relaxation heaven hidden away from the busy touristy area of Station 2. You ...
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How to

Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang selfie

How to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang

While visiting Laos in March 2015, we discovered that we would need a visa for our future travels in Vietnam as we would be staying there more than 15 days. As of July 2015, the Vietnamese government announced that visitors from UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain will be exempt from a visa on arrival if ...
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Getting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap: monks on motorbike

How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Most visitors to Cambodia will focus their stay in the capital city of Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap as a base to visit the famous Angkor Wat. We visited Cambodia in early April during the Khmer New Year when all Cambodians were rushing to leave the capital and return to their home towns. Here are the ...
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Travel videos

Philippines travel video: celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Carubao beach

Our Philippines travel video

The Philippines was a dream! We spent a month in this beautiful country in May/June 2015 and absolutely fell in love with it.The Philippines has some of the most incredible underwater life we’ve experienced, which makes scuba diving and snorkelling a dream. We particularly enjoyed snorkelling and kayaking around El Nido on Palawan Island. Flower Island near El Nido ...
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travel video to malaysia with nomadic boys

OUR MALAYSIA TRAVEL VIDEO

What’s it like travelling in Malaysia? It’s all about the rasa sayang or Feel the Love! And boy did we have plenty of rasa sayang moments in this awesome country.If you cannot view it on YouTube, check it out on check it out on Vimeo by clicking here. Our video highlights start with the wildlife of Borneo, especially the orang ...
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Thailand gay travel video Nomadic Boys

Our Thailand gay travel video

In February 2015 we returned to Thailand’s islands after our first visit there 3 years ago. We started in Koh Tao where we did our advanced scuba diving course then spent over a week soaking up the beautiful beach of Koh Lipe. Snorkelling was another underwater activity we loved and Koh Lipe and Koh Adang were particularly ...
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Indonesia travel video with Nomadic Boys

OUR INDONESIA TRAVEL VIDEO

We spent a month travelling from Bali to Flores via Lombok and the Gili islands in September 2015. This is the place to come if you want to experience world class diving and some stunning secluded beaches. Watch our Indonesia travel video diary of our favourite moments from our trip:If you cannot watch it on Youtube, check it out ...
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Laos travel video: Stefan meeting Suzuki the buffalo

Our Laos travel video

In March 2015 we discovered Laos. We started in the capital city, Vientiane then went North to Vang Vieng. Vang Vieng is popular for tubing with some beautiful surrounding landscapes. In Luang Prabang, we learnt to harvest rice, took a cooking class at the Tamarind Cooking School and went diving with the monks at the stunning Kuang Si ...
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