Our eagerly anticipated ride on the elephants took us through remote jungle tracks to an isolated mountain village and then back along the shallow banks of the beautiful Ping River. The one and a half hour ride was exhilarating and the highlight of the day. The second part of the tour was river rafting on a bamboo raft for an hour on the tranquil river trail punctuated by some small rapids to add a touch of excitement. Along the river there were locals fishing and picnicking and semi-submerged w
Our vacation is coming to an abrupt end but with one weekend left we still have another Saturday night pool party to dive into. We have been staying at the Phuket Gay Homestay in Neramit Hill, just a short tuk-tuk ride from Patong Beach in tropical southern Thailand. This unique and welcoming five bedroom residence is the perfect place to unwind for a few days, or weeks. At around 5pm every Saturday afternoon the splashing and games begin. This weekly pool party is for ‘men only’ and the best attended gay event in the area. Guys visiting from all over the world, and a loyal following of Thai and expat locals, makes this a perfect precursor to the start of the new week.
If you're in need of an escape from the hype and hustle of Kuta, Legian and Seninyak take a few days off and head for the hills. Ubud is a beautiful, country retreat just a short 90 minute drive from the coast. You'll love the serenity, cultural highlights and the slightly cooler mountain climate. The drive through the quaint local villages and the stunning rice terraces has a soothing effect after the rush and roar of the main tourist strip.
We loved our short visit to this very beautiful, friendly German city and we will be returning to explore it more fully in the very near future. Munich gay scene is not Berlin but it has a good number of small bars, clubs and venues that many cities would be proud to have.
We were on a tour of Linderhof Palace and a tourist asked, was King Ludwig II gay? The tour guide replied diplomatically, "Well, he did have some problems with women". Linderhof Palace is about a two hour bus trip from the centre of Munich, Germany and about thirty minutes further on is Neuschwanstein Castle. Both historical places are legacies of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), sometimes known as the Fairytale King.
What did Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury have in common? Both famous, yes! Both gay, no! However, both did live on the Montreux Riveriera near Lausanne in Switzerland. This corner of paradise has stunning natural beauty with UNESCO World Heritage vineyard terraces looking across crystal clear Lake Geneva and crowned by snow capped alps. What's not to love?