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 Bangkok ladyboy: Regina

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:Stefan making new friends in Bangkok with this very charming ladyboy at DJ Station in SilomThailand is of course notorious for its lady boys and on ...
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Gay travel guide to the Gili Islands indonesia

Gay Gili Islands: the ultimate gay 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.Stunning sunset at The Four Seasons LangkawiThe magical scenery combined with the breathtaking architecture, transports ...
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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:Map of North Palawan Island: Flower Island Resort is located off the Northeastern partThere are various ways to reach it as set out on Flower island Resort website, but the ...
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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.Sebastien’s luxurious birthday treat at the gay friendly Mandala Spa in BoracayMandala Spa and Resort Villas is an oasis of relaxation heaven ...
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Campbell house romantic stay

Campbell House: a romantic stay in the heart of Georgetown

We remember very well that feeling of excitement when we booked our flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Malaysian foodie city: Penang.Penang is well known as one of the famous food capitals in Southeast Asia so we were dead excited about wandering through the streets of Georgetown and literally stuffing ourselves silly!Needless to say, we needed ...
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Adventure

A complete travel guide to Koh Tarutao in Thailand

Koh Tarutao: Travel Guide to the hidden gem of Thailand

During our travels in Southeast Asia, we travelled extensively in Thailand, one of our favourite countries in the world. We particularly loved visiting the popular islands of Koh Lipe and Koh Tao. However, after a while, we were craving a remote island experience, cut off from it all. This is why we choose Koh Tarutao, a remote ...
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Gay friendly last frontier boutique resort in Kinabatangan river

Experience the Kinabatangan River wildlife at The Last Frontier

The Kinabatangan River is located in the Sabah region of East Malaysia on Borneo island.It is the second longest river in Malaysia and a popular destination to experience the surrounding rainforest and see some incredible animals in their natural habitat, like the orang-utans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and many more.Map of Borneo and the Kinabatangan ...
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Discovering Hoi An local food on a vespa

Vietnam is a heaven for foodies, with every region boasting its own unique yummy prizes.Our favourite part of Vietnam for local food was around the centre of the country in Hoi An, where we experienced some of the tastiest noodles ever and a variety of delicious street food…on a vespa!Stef and Trinh set off for a ...
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Stef and Seb scuba diving OK pose

What’s it like scuba diving in Koh Tao, Thailand?

We love scuba diving almost as much as we love our food.We first came to Koh Tao island in Thailand in February 2012 and got certified with our beginner’s Open Water qualification and returned in February 2015 to obtain our advanced scuba diving qualification.Getting certified in Koh TaoKoh TaoKoh Tao is one of the 3 main islands ...
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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:Map of North Palawan Island: Flower Island Resort is located off the Northeastern partThere are various ways to reach it as set out on Flower island Resort website, but the ...
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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.Sebastien’s luxurious birthday treat at the gay friendly Mandala Spa in BoracayMandala Spa and Resort Villas is an oasis of relaxation heaven ...
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Hotel Jen Orchardgetaway in Singapore

Enjoy the Singapore Skyline at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is a friendly, fresh and fuss free mid range hotel created by the Shangri-La group, thriving loud and proud in Singapore since 15 September 2014.We stayed at Hotel Jen during our 3 days stay in Singapore.BUT WHO IS JEN?The Jen brand is based on the virtual personal “Jen”: a professional hotelier and ...
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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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Visa for Myanmar

How to get a visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

We took a break from travelling for a month in Bangkok as a base to spend Christmas and plan travels for 2015. We stayed for a few nights at the excellent Lub’D Hostel and then rented a condo (with gym and swimming pool) in the suburbs via Air BnB.Our first destination in 2015 was Myanmar, ...
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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.The crazy traffic ...
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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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