On this visit to France we decided to find out a little more about the famous Lyon, particularly the food, the history and the sights. Wow! What a beautiful city. As first time visitors to this city, we were not disappointed. We had a wonderful time, sightseeing during the day and eating, drinking and socialising at night. Although we did a lot in our time here, we left feeling there was so much more to see and do.
Lisbon's Príncipe Real district is an excellent area to stay, good transport, great small local restaurants and it is the area where most gay bars, saunas and clubs are located. From the airport the train is easy to catch into the city and costs about 3€. A taxi is about 12€.
The world famous 'Ferry 'cross the Mersey' is one of the finest Liverpool attractions. Tours leave every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Take the 50 minute tour to find out a whole range of interesting local facts and history about Liverpool. Also visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum and in the same building see the Museum of Slavery. Both exhibitions are fascinating and don't take very long to complete and entry to both is free of charge.
The Midland Hotel, is an iconic Manchester hotel where Mr Rolls and Mr Royce signed their deal to form the iconic Rolls Royce company. It is also the hotel where David Beckham took Victoria on their first dinner date. We had lunch there which was excellent but you could just have a delicious drink (or two) if you don't want to dine. Shopping is great with some upmarket stores like Harvey Nicks and Selfridges and mid-range H&M. Try Market Street for a wide range of fashion shops.
We had a very positive experience flying Vueling, the budget Spanish airline, from Barcelona to Malaga. Torremolinos is a 20€ taxi ride from Malaga airport to the centre of town. Early September is a great time to visit Torremolinos but the water is cool to cold. Arrive earlier and the weather and water will be hotter but the beaches will be much more crowded.
The Gay Beach is right in front of Restaurant Pic Nic in the heart of Sitges. However, at peak times the beaches on either side will have an overflow of gorgeous men who got down to the water a bit late. Don't be afraid to wander in either direction to find little gay 'nests, gaggles and gatherings'. For the best beach food in town, find a beach bar called Xiringuito Bleda on the main beachfront area.