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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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gay scene in Delhi and gay rights india

When we almost got arrested for being gay in Delhi

Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely fell in love with India. But its government has had issues accepting its LGBTQ community over this past decade. It all started in 2009 when the Delhi High Court invalidated a very old law dating back to 1861 (Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code), which criminalises gay sex with up ...
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Gay Nepal interview with Tilak from Kathmandu

Gay Nepal: Interview with Kathmandu local boy Tilak

Nepal ranks as one of our favourite destinations. It has some of the most beautiful scenery we’ve ever seen, particularly on the Annapurna circuit, and foodies will be excited to taste the many types of dal bhat. The icing on the cake, Nepal is a gay friendly country – by Asian standards of course. Before arriving ...
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Maldives on a budget

How to visit the Maldives on a budget?

The Maldives has always been one of those luxury tropical getaways we’ve always dreamed of visiting but dismissed due to the high costs. But, since 2009, the Maldivian government officially allowed tourists to stay with the local population rather than just on the privately owned pricey resort islands. This has allowed backpackers and budget travellers to enjoy the pristine waters ...
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Romance

The Taj Mahal

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like the Taj Mahal

A guy built this entire beautiful marble mausoleum in memory of his late wife. This caused us a BIG problem: World War III almost broke out between these two greedy boys as Stefan demanded the same from Sebastien… A demanding Stefan temporarily appeased by Sebastien’s fake promises… Ok we’re joking.  Stefan is not that much of a diva (except ...
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Adventure

Sri Lanka travel video: trekking to Ella Rock was a favourite moment

Ella Rock Hike: the complete step-by-step guide in 2019

Our favourite trekking experience during our travels in Asia was the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. However, the 2 hours trek to Ella Rock from Ella town in Sri Lanka certainly rivals this for scenery. But finding the trail can sometimes be challenging, so here’s the ultimate guide to trekking to Ella Rock, easy peasy! A word about Ella Ella ...
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Papaya on the beach

Thoddoo island: a paradise island for fruit lovers

We spent 10 days in the Maldives in November 2014 on Thoddoo island. Since 2009, the Maldivian government dropped the ban from allowing local islands to operate guesthouses, therefore breaking the monopoly enjoyed by millionaire resort owners and bringing tourist dollars into the rural economy. This has made budget travelling to the Maldives accessible for backpackers like us. We were ...
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Whale watching in Mirissa

Blue whale watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Whale watching is particularly big with the 3 countries who are unfortunately pro whale hunting: Japan, Norway and Iceland. We encountered this when we entered a whale bar in Tokyo by accident. We’ve since been more curious about whales, spotting orca killer whales in Puerto Madryn, Argentina, so we jumped at the chance to see these magnificent endangered species in the flesh ...
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Luxury

How to

Maldives on a budget

How to visit the Maldives on a budget?

The Maldives has always been one of those luxury tropical getaways we’ve always dreamed of visiting but dismissed due to the high costs. But, since 2009, the Maldivian government officially allowed tourists to stay with the local population rather than just on the privately owned pricey resort islands. This has allowed backpackers and budget travellers to enjoy the pristine waters ...
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planning annapurna trek Stefan admiring the view of the Himalayas from Manang village

Tips for planning your Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal

Nepal is nicknamed, “the ceiling of the world”. It has 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains and 100 mountains exceeding 7200m. The two most popular treks are to Mount Everest’s base camp (at 5,380m / 17,651 ft) and the Annapurna trek to the climax point of ‘Thorung La Pass’ at 5,416 metres (17,769 feet) altitude. We trekked the ...
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Travel videos

Sri Lanka travel video: trekking to Ella Rock was a favourite moment

Our Sri Lanka travel video

Our Sri Lanka travel video includes our favourite memories as we ate our way through this tropical pearl shaped island. we started in Colombo and used nearby Negombo as our base then started a some incredible train journeys from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya through the tea plantations and then through the clouds from Nuwara Eliya and to ...
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Our India video travel diary

Our India video travel diary

  India shocked us but we quickly fell in love with it as we made out way through this beautiful country and colourful culture. We spent a month dancing through India, from Bollywood dancing in Delhi to visiting the breathtaking monument of love, the Taj Mahal, through Rajasthan, over to Varanasi then down south to Kochi in Kerala. Spending ...
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Our Nepal video: the view of Gangapurna Mountain

Our Nepal video

  When we arrived in Kathmandu, we were shocked by the chaos and mayhem everywhere on the road. It was certainly a good preparation for India, which we visited after Nepal. But we quickly fell in love with this amazing country. The scenery of the Himalayan mountains was breathtaking and probably our favourite memory of Nepal. In Kathmandu, we discovered ...
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Maldives on a budget

Our Maldives video diary

  We spent 2 weeks in the Maldives in November 2014, doing lots of snorkelling and some scuba diving. The weather in the Maldives is tropical so unpredictable. It can be stormy with heavy rain one minute, and sunny blue skies the next. Thoddoo Island is located 67km away from Male, the Maldvian capital, in the north Ari atoll. The weather was ...
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