IN SEARCH OF GAY CROATIA, PART 3 HVAR

We sailed into the Croatian island of Hvar to find a small piece of Adriatic summer paradise. The port town of Hvar is a haven for luxury super yachts, sailboats and powerboats and even outboard dingys that you can rent and play captain for a day.

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IN SEARCH OF GAY CROATIA, PART 2 BRAČ

The coastal resort town of Bol on the Croatian island of Brač is the perfect place to spend a few quiet, relaxing days. We arrived by catamaran from Split, the journey taking about an hour. Don't take the ferry as it lands you on the wrong side of Brač and it is a 70 kilometre bus or taxi ride across to Bol, which is definitely the place to be. We timed our stay in Bol for mid September, when temperatures were around 24 degrees. The water was starting to get a little cooler but the bonus was there were fewer people, no queueing for restaurants, no fighting for sun beds and plenty of accommodation available at a reasonable cost.

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GOLD COAST CELEBRATES ‘YES’ AT RISE BAR

On Wednesday the 15th November the LGBTIQ community held its breath until it was finally revealed that Australians had voted an overwhelming ‘YES’ for Marriage Equality. The eagerly awaited announcement came early in the day and after tears of relief and excitement, hugs with supporters and loved ones, the celebrations began across the country and, on the Gold Coast, it was no different.

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ELEGANCE AND EXCESS IN GAY VIENNA

It is easy to be a good tourist in Vienna. Buy a 48 hour City Big Bus ticket and explore Vienna with its extravagant and historic buildings and magnificent monuments. The ticket also gave us a walking tour, a night tour and, for a few extra euros, we purchased the Vienna City Card. This gave us discounts on entrance fees, restaurants and entertainment. It is impossible to see all the wonders Vienna has to offer in five days but here are some of the highlights we discovered during our stay.

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