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.
It's at least 28 degrees, brilliant blue skies, a gentle eight knot breeze and seas are calm for embarkation. We are on our first gay Pied Piper cruise on the super-liner Celebrity Millennium. We arrived in time for lunch and we were so excited about spotting other members of our group, we couldn't have cared less about the food. Drinks, well that's another matter. One has to celebrate boarding such an amazing vessel in appropriate style. Yes, fill it up!!
Just arrived in Bangkok? Then Silom Soi 4, 'the gay Soi' is a must do for your first nocturnal gay adventure. This small and infamous Bangkok lane has developed greatly over the years, from one or two gay bars to one of the best gay night spots in Bangkok. It is filled with locals, tourists and expats.The evolution of Silom Soi 4 now includes a host of friendly bars and dance clubs, a wide variety of places to eat, karaoke bars and even a Bears' Bar.
If you have a taste for adventure, or what could be described as a 'mystery dinner', consider a private dining date in Bangkok.
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa, located 74 kilometres from Chiang Rai Airport, was the perfect choice for a four night stay to complete a tour of Northern Thailand. A unique integration of an elephant sanctuary (Golden Triangle Asia Elephant Foundation) and a 5 Star luxury resort provides unprecedented opportunities to interact with the magnificent, lumbering monoliths in their natural habitat. The view from our second floor room overlooking the elephant valley was an awe-inspiring invi