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Have You Signed Up For The BBB Mailing List Yet?

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

Hey friends! Quick update. I have an email list now! I’m very late to this game, but it’s just the easiest way to make sure all of you guys see my posts without the mess of Facebook and Pinterest algorithms. I’ll still be writing about new posts on social media, but they will also be delivered to …

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Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Not just another beef meatball and spaghetti. BEHOLD! I present to you the giant beef meatball stuffed with a cheesy centre, served on a bed of spaghetti in marinara sauce. Because size DOES matter!

The Thrill (and Terror) of Canyoning in DaLat, Vietnam

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Canyoning in DaLat is one of the most thrilling things I did in Vietnam. It’s also the most terrifying, especially considering I’m a self-professed wimp with little to no hand-eye coordination. However, physical terrors aside, Canyoning in DaLat was an incredible experience. If you’re traveling through Vietnam, I highly recommend you stop by the mountain town of DaLat and try canyoning. While I was in DaLat, I stayed at this charming hostel called Mooka’s Home. It had some of the cleanest and nicest dorms I’ve had so far. Furthermore, the family that runs the hostel set up barbecue nights every alternate day. It’s a great way to meet other backpackers to eventually share your DaLat canyoning experience with. The host of the hostel was also nice enough to arrange a group Canyoning in DaLat tour for us. And they even lent me shoes! I’d lost mine earlier in Ho Chi Minh’s Bui Vien Backpacker Street, but that’s another story. Read: Top 5 Things to do in DaLat About Canyoning in DaLat Canyoning in DaLat is one of the most touted activities amongst backpackers traveling through Vietnam. I hadn’t initially planned on going Canyoning in DaLat. Jumping off cliffs doesn’t generally fall within the purview of things I do. But I’d heard so much about it that I figured my Vietnam travels wouldn’t really be complete without Canyoning in DaLat. Canyoning in DaLat comprises a series of activities such as abseiling, rappelling, cliff jumping, and the washing machine. The latter involves… well, you’ll find out soon enough. It can get pretty slippery there so you should be really careful and listen to the instructions carefully. You can book a DaLat Canyoning Group Tour for $70. They’ll pick you up from your hostel at 8.30 AM and take you through all the activities. Before starting, they’ll also make you sign contracts freeing them from any and all liability. Basically, it’s a legal document to prevent lawsuits should you smash your head, break your knees, or even die. It’s fairly standard stuff… I guess? But going through a list of ALL the things that can go wrong is more than a little unnerving. Anyway, as long as you’re careful, you won’t get crippled or die. If that’s any comfort. Plus, the tour guides will also give you a very comprehensive lesson before starting off. They’ll show you how to wear the harness and how to descend down the waterfalls. Following that, there will also be a dry abseiling session. It gets pretty crowded here so you might have to wait a while for your turn. But once the lessons are done, you’re ready to start Canyoning in DaLat! Abseiling Abseiling is the main activity when you’re canyoning in DaLat. It involves climbing down a cliff face with the help of ropes and harnesses. To do it right you need to master the correct hand and leg movements. For an average person, it shouldn’t pose much of a difficulty. But if you’re someone like me, i.e., someone whose limbs have difficulty communicating with each other, it might be a challenge. There are two dry cliffs that you have to go rappelling down. One of them is 18 meters, and the other is 30 meters. While abseiling in the first, I smashed my knees. While abseiling down the second, I smashed my head against the jagged rocks. Let’s just say it’s a good thing my helmet was well fastened. Getting Swept Away… After abseiling twice, we came by a little current of water. The tour guide asked us to cross our arms and descend into the current. Meanwhile, he held on to our legs while we positioned ourselves against the current. Once we were well positioned, he let go of our legs so we could get swept away by the current. Basically, you have to just surrender your body here until you reach a clearing. Getting swept away by the current poses its own terrors. However, it came as a welcome relief after the abseiling. Primarily because I was just a passenger in my own body and I didn’t have to worry about doing anything. Just let the tour guide do what he wants with your body, lol. Jumping off a Cliff Next, we were taken up to a cliff for a little meal. The meal comprises some Bahn Mi and tropical fruits. Delicious! Following that, we were asked to jump off into the water below. No harnesses. No ropes. Just you and your floatation device. You can make the jump from a 7-meter height or an 11-meter height. The latter involves taking a running start so that you can get past the rocks below. Oh yes, you should also be careful not to slip on the moss and lichen at the edge of the cliff. Yeah, no thanks. I think I prefer my head intact. I made the jump from the 7-meter position. No accidents. The other group members went for seconds and thirds. I was pretty happy with my one baby jump. Cliff jumping? Tick. Next! The Washing Machine Now, this is the most twisted (literally) part of Canyoning in DaLat. It starts off pretty basic. You have to go abseiling down a cliff face. We’d done it twice already No biggie. But as you reach the halfway point, you enter the waterfall. Literally, you enter the waterfall. It starts beating down on your head with all the force of gravity. At this point, we’re not supposed to either bend backward or lower our heads. The former could lead to a spinal injury, and the latter could lead to… decapitation? Just kidding, not decapitation, but it’s still pretty risky. You’re supposed to leave the rope at this point and simply fall into the water as fast as possible. Once you do, you get turned round and round and round… like a washing machine you see! Allow the current to carry you towards the boulders, where your group members will haul you up. So… do you see why I called Canyoning in DaLat both a thrill and a terror? But momentary terror aside, I’m really glad I did this. It’s quite an experience. Besides, barring my ego, I came out of the experience relatively unscathed! I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences! If you’ve already tried Canyoning in DaLat, do comment and let me know what it was like for you! Was it as terrifying? Or do you think I’m just being a precious snowflake? If you want to find out anything else about Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers as well. In it, I tell you about all the other amazing things you can do in this beautiful country!

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Top 7 Things to do in Pai

Top 7 Things to do in Pai

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Pai is a quaint mountain town in North Thailand famous amongst backpackers. In this article, I’ll show you exactly why by detailing the top 7 things to do in Pai. There’s no shortage of things to do in Pai. You can chase waterfalls, do circus tricks in hostels, get trippy on mushrooms, explore picturesque landscapes, and so much more. It’s no wonder that Pai is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Thailand. I hadn’t actually heard of Pai until I started traveling. Even backpackers in Bali and Cambodia often referred to it as a destination I must visit. As such, when I was in Chiang Mai, I decided to take a day trip to Pai. That day trip turned into a week-long trip. And even then, I hadn’t had enough. Some of my friends went there for a weekend and ended up staying for a month! In this article, I’ll detail the top 7 things to do in Pai if you’re there for a short time. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Chiang Mai 1. Ride Around on a Scooter While the town of Pai has its hipster charms, the true beauty lies in going beyond and exploring the countryside. There are vast swathes of lush hills, green valleys, waterfalls, and a number of other sights to behold. Simply take a map, pack a bag, rent a bike, and ride around! Most hostels and hotels offer bike rentals. However, you can also rent the bikes from the town for ฿100 (Approx. ₹200 | $3) a day. It’s ideal to also get an insurance for the bike, especially if you’re not a skilled bike rider. A lot of crashes happen around here. There were at least 4 folks in my hostel alone who’d been in a bike accident, myself included. But more on that in the next part. 2. Go to Pam Bok Waterfall Chasing waterfalls is one of the most popular things to do in Pai. While there are various great waterfalls, the best one is Pam Bok. However, it’s also a little more difficult to get to. You have to ride your bike up a steep zig-zag hill. You should be super careful here. The waterfall itself is surrounded by cavernous walls with a refreshing pool in its midst. Other popular waterfalls in Pai are Mo Paeng Waterfall and Mae Yen Waterfall. Fair Warning: It’s common for people to crash their bikes going down the Pam Bok waterfall slopes. In fact, it’s so common that most bike rental shops have a warning about it printed on fine bold letters. Too bad I didn’t actually read that sign until after I’d already crashed. It was my first time riding a bike. Pai is a great place to learn bike riding, they said. ‘They’ here referring to literally all the backpackers I met along the way. So I hopped on a bike and wobbled my way to the waterfalls along with my newfound backpacker friends. While riding down the slopes, I lost control of my bike. It started speeding down and I couldn’t stop it. I tried to swerve, but it was too late. I hit the railing along the cliff face and my body flew off the bike and past the railing on the edge of the cliff face. Luckily, I escaped with minor scrapes and bruises. My bike was totaled and my helmet had apparently flown off the edge of the cliff. Two Argentinian women were passing by and they stopped for me. One of them was a skilled rider and she hopped on my bike and I hopped in with the other. They were nice enough to take me back to the town. Once I got there, the bike rental guys didn’t even bat an eye at the damages. They took me to the repair garage where they assessed the damages. I had to cough up ฿5000 (Approx.  ₹10,000 | $150). I was still better off. Some of the guys in my hostel had had it a lot worse and were temporarily incapacitated. So, yeah, be careful. 3. Walk along Su Thong Pae, the Bamboo Bridge If you ride higher up the Pam Bok waterfall, you’ll come across Su Thong Pae. Walking along Su Thong Pae is one of the most chill and beautiful things to do in Pai. It’s a 500-meter long bridge made entirely of bamboos, and it stretches across lush green rice fields. There’s a temple at the end of the bamboo bridge which we’re not allowed to enter. However, the walk in itself is worth it. They also have some open-air restaurants here for you to eat at after you’re done with the walk. 4. Scale the Pai Canyon  One of my favorite things to do in Pai was walking along the Pai Canyon. The Pai Canyon makes a great spot from which to enjoy the sunset. Most people go there at around 5.30 PM. However, at that time, it’s also really crowded. As such, if you’d like to walk along the Pai Canyon, then you should go there earlier. Friendly advise, don’t try to scale the canyon on flip-flops. I know that should seem obvious. But my Brazilian friend and I did just that — we walked along the canyon in our flip-flops. It’s terrifying and perhaps even more stupid than trying to ride up a steep hill on a bike when you don’t know how to ride! 5. Explore Lod Cave Another one of the popular things to do in Pai is exploring Lod Cave. Well, to be accurate, Lod Cave is located 40 km from Pai. However, it’s close enough if you’re driving. The cave is made of a series of vast impressive limestone walls and tunnels. You can get a guide to take up to 3 people for ฿150 (Approx.  ₹300 | $5). There’s a river running right through the cave as well. You can take a bamboo raft to go across it. That would cost you an additional ฿300 (Approx.  ₹600 | $10) per group. It’s best to do this with a group so you can split the cost. 6. Dip into a Natural Hot Spring After you’re done with all the activities for the day, it’s a must to dip into the natural hot springs. Relaxing in these hot pools was one of my favorite things to do in Pai. There are two natural hot springs in Pai — Pai Hot Springs, and Sai Ngam Hot Spring. Pai Hot Springs is located within a well-established resort, of sorts. It’s well preserved and features a series of hot pool sections, marked out based on how hot they are. As such, whatever your preferred temperature, you’ll find a spring to your liking. However, it’s also quite expensive at ฿300 (Approx.  ₹600 | $10). If you want a cheaper hot spring, try Sai Ngam Hot Spring. This isn’t as vast and is quite a bit more crowded. However, it only costs ฿20 (Approx.  ₹40 | $0.60). 7. Party and Eat at the Walking Street One of the most fun things to do in Pai is exploring its Walking Street at night. During the evening, the city center comes alive with lively bars, street vendors, and cafes. You can find all kinds of food in street stalls for ridiculously cheap costs. There are a number of fun bars with live music. And if you ask the right people, you can even go to a bar where they serve mushroom shakes. In addition to the shake, they also offer a place to trip safely. Where to Stay in Pai Best Backpacker Hostel in Pai — The Famous Pai Circus Hostel The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is, undoubtedly, the most fun backpacker hostel I’ve ever been to. Granted, it’s not the cleanest or the most well-facilitated. But it’s definitely the most fun. In fact, staying at The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is one of the best things to do in Pai! One of the biggest appeals of the hostel is that they have an infinity pool overlooking the hills and valleys. Around that, they have a poolside bar with a great selection of cocktails. They play music all through the evenings. At night, they even create a bonfire. Furthermore, there are various games that you can play in the hostel. They offer regular circus tools like the spinning pins, hula hoops, etc. You can try your hand at those. If you wanna just chill, they also have a series of hammocks in summer huts. Besides that, they have a restaurant where they serve complimentary dinner. The accommodations are made of a series of huts, and the bathrooms sometimes have plumbing issues. However, if you can look past that, The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is the best place to stay. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs ฿200 (Approx. ₹400 | $6). You can make the booking from the Famous Pai Circus Hostel Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in Pai — Pai Island Resort If you would like to stay in majestic villas with private pools surrounded by lush fields and mountain views, your best bet is the Pai Island Resort. It’s located on Mae Hong Son and features a series of 10 fully-furnished villas made of teak wood. You can check out the latest rates at the Pai Island Resort Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Pai hotels and accommodations in Agoda. So these are the best things to do in Pai if you’re there for a short stay. However, it’s entirely possible that you may just decide to set up roots there. Or at least stay for an extended period. In that case, I’m sure you’ll find a bunch of other things to do in Pai as well. Feel free to comment and let me know about your experiences with Pai! Did you get into any silly bike accidents like me? Did you trip on mushrooms and see the face of God? Lemee know down below!

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Semi-regular Police Twilight crack down?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

This question wouldn't have to be asked if PaulSF was on duty at HM Bar...but he decided it was time to take a sabbatical in the USA.  This is a topic close to his heart and I'm sure is being kept informed and hopefully will comment.

 

I had a message from my Vietnamese friend, Van (see trip reports)..I asked if business had been good during the high season and his reply was that the police were active in Twilight and he'd been off work for the past three days while the police were around.

 

This seems to happen regularly  and is usually directed toward non-Thai bar and go-go "artists".

 

Update with current information...

 

 

HetSmileD on Romeo

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Pattaya boy. One night. Kept clothes on on bed, smoked in toilet in hotel (big fine), and demanded full payment. Hookup via GRomeo.

Incentive aims to boost birth rate

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Sun Daily

 

BANGKOK: The Thai government will be introducing tax incentives to encourage families to have more children, as the country is becoming an ageing society, Thai News Agency reported.

 

Nathaporn Chatusripitak, advisor to the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, said the cabinet approved the Finance Ministry's proposal to allow households to deduct 60,000 baht (RM7,415) from their taxable income this year for their second legitimate child.

 

This will add to the deduction of 30,000 baht (RM3700) for the first child.

 

The government will also allow families to deduct expenses of up to 60,000 baht on birth delivery or prenatal care from their taxable income.

 

Nathaporn said that the tax measures are expected to help with Thailand transitioning into an ageing society in 2036, when the elderly would form 30% of its population.

 

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/01/17/thailand-introduces-tax-incentives-encourage-more-babies

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe


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Cheated by an Oslob Whale Shark

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

Cheated by Oslob Whale Shark TourRadar Online Travel Expo Jan 17-24 | Up To 60% Off Travel Deals! The driver begged me for gas money I had a very disturbing incident with WTS TonTon Tours in Oslob Philippines. I booked a whale shark tour with

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Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

Screwboys Tuesday 7th Nov

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Looked in at Screwboys early Tuesday evening (around 8.00pm).  Was the only customer, but boy, what are you guys missing!  Some great boys - in their blue and white striped speedos - a really friendly and helpful mamasan, and good prices. 

 

There's a new boy - Thai twink 19 y/o, no. 2- who I sat with for a bit (and tipped), and would have offed him 'cept I was pushed for time.  Was going to go back last night for a short time with him, but got delayed.

 

The difference between Screwboys and Classic (which apparently is closing) is huge!  Classic has (or had) pushy mamasans, higher drink prices, pushing for tips, and an 'OK' ish group of boys.  Screwboys is the opposite.  Great guys, no pushing, keen to help the customer (no sitting around with mobile phones), and quietly confident that they've got it right.  

 

Don't miss this out just because it's not on Soi Twilight.

 

 

Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Hoi An is, without a doubt, the best city in Vietnam. In this article, I’ll tell you about the top 7 things to do in Hoi An. There are a number of reasons I consider Hoi An to be the best city in Vietnam. It’s centrally located and accessible to some of the great cities in the south and the north. Furthermore, it’s situated in such a way that you can experience a vast range of pleasures. You have the beaches and the coast. There’s the beautiful countryside with its rice fields. And, best of all, there’s the Ancient Town. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best things to do in Hoi An. I’ll also give you a brief overview of the best places to stay at in Hoi An. Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore Hoi An Ancient Town Exploring Hoi An Ancient Town isn’t just one of the most important things to do in Hoi An, but in all of Vietnam. Hoi An’s ancient town used to be the imperial center of Vietnam at one point. And now, it has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In order to get in, you have to pay an entrance fee of ₫ 120,000 (Approx. $5.25 | ₹340). However, it’s totally worth it. There are a number of great cafes and restaurants by the waterways. The streets are lined with glowing dragons and lanterns. And you can also take a romantic ride down the waterways on gondolas. But no words can do justice to how special Hoi An’s Ancient Town really is. Only pictures can come close to doing its beauty justice. 2. Check out the Lantern Market Hoi An is home to some of the most stunning lantern markets I’ve ever seen. Imagine shops after shops lit up with thousands of intricately designed and colored lanterns. Take some time to simply walk amongst these lanes of lanterns. If you enjoy aesthetic photography, exploring lantern markets is one of the most important things to do in Hoi An. You won’t be disappointed. 3. Get Yourself a Tailor-Made Suit One of the major tourist attractions in Hoi An are the tailors in the city center. Whenever tourists visit Vietnam, they’re always drawn to the tailors in this city. They have a reputation for tailoring fine clothing for you within 24 to 48 hours. Furthermore, they’re insanely cheap and they offer free fittings and adjustments. I can’t personally vouch for this because I didn’t get any suits made. But a lot of friends I was traveling with got bags, suits, dresses, and even shoes made. They were pretty happy with the purchase. However, I’ve also heard about some pretty sketchy practices used on tourists. To avoid a bad experience, read this guide to buying couture clothing in Hoi An. 4. Explore the Countryside Hoi An is surrounded by vast fields of rice paddies, hills, and valleys. Everything here looks bright green and fresh, almost as if it were painted on canvas. You can rent yourself a bike or a cycle and go riding around the countryside. 5. Explore the Beaches If you venture forth a little further still from the city, you’ll find a number of great beaches. Hoi An is a coastal town after all. I got myself a hostel that was right on one of the beaches. That gave me the opportunity to dig my toes in the sand during the days and still be able to explore Hoi An and its nightly wonders. The beaches in Hoi An are some of the quietest and most isolated I’ve seen. They’re completely empty most of the times. And at other times, you’d only find a handful of people there. 6. Climb up the Marble Mountains Okay, so the marble mountains aren’t exactly located in Hoi An. They’re closer to the city of DaNang. However, if you rent a bike, a short 45-minute ride will get you there. The Marble Mountains are a series of five marble and limestone hills on the outskirts of the city. They’re quite easy to climb up if that’s something you’re interested in. You can either climb up using the stairs carved on the outside of the hills. Or you can even boulder your way up from the inside via a series of tunnels and caves. The view from the top is pretty stunning. You can see the entire city, countryside, and the beaches on all sides, sprawled out before you. 7. Take a Day-Trip to BaNa Hills BaNa Hills is a beautiful French medieval-esque town located high up in the mountains. It boasts a year-round celebration, which includes beer drinking, street performances, rides, etc. This is certainly the most picturesque part of Vietnam. And it doesn’t much feel like Vietnam at all. In fact, it doesn’t even feel like Asia! Not kidding. The architecture is designed in a French colonial style, which is understandable considering Vietnam used to be a French colony. However, all the performers and waiters here are all unanimously white. Which is pretty strange. You should ideally go to BaNa Hills during the “Bestival” Festival. It goes on from the 1st of August to the 3rd of September. However, getting to BaNa Hills is quite a chore. From Hoi An, you’ll have to take a mini-bus to DaNang, either early morning or the night before. At DaNang, you’ll have to arrange for a Private BaNa Hills Full Day Tour, which costs $75 (Approx. ₹4,806). I know, it’s pretty expensive. However, it includes the transportation cost, the cost of the cable cars, and the lavish buffet you get to enjoy. Read: Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town Where to Stay in Hoi An Best Backpacker Hostel in Hoi An — Vy’s Seaside Homestay Vy’s Seaside Homestay was a really chill backpacker hostel in Hoi An. As the name suggests, it’s located on the beach. It’s a pretty quiet beach so you can enjoy it in isolation. As far as the aesthetics are concerned, Vy’s Seaside Homestay wasn’t anything special. It had dorms with adequate beds and mosquito netting. The bathrooms were okay, and so was the dining room. However, what it lacked in aesthetic capital, it more than made up for with a great vibe. I met some really cool people here, with whom I could explore some of the wonders of Hoi An. The beach was quiet and solitary and was only ever used by other guests of the hostel. Vy, the hostess, also let you rent bikes with which you could go to the city. It was a short 15 minutes ride to the city center. She also gave us a map of all the important attractions in the vicinity. Furthermore, at night, she would take us to a nearby beach club that played lovely live music. However, the beach club was in the neighboring beach, a 30-minute walk away,. But we didn’t mind the long walk down the beach at night. It was pretty special. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450). However, you can check out the latest rates at the Vy’s Seaside Homestay Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in Hoi An — Anantara Hoi An Resort Anantara Hoi An Resort is located on the banks of the Thu Bon River. It’s widely considered to be the most luxurious resort in Hoi An. It has the waterways running past it, and some stunning beaches a short boat ride away. It’s located in Hoi An Ancient Town, which is any way the most aesthetically stunning location in Vietnam. Furthermore, the resort also has all luxury amenities including pools, spa, cocktail bars, etc. You can check out the latest rates at the Anantara Hoi An Resort Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Hoi An hotels and accommodations in Agoda. Well, that’s it for my rundown of the best things to do in Hoi An. As you can see, my list included things that you can also see and do around Hoi An. I hope this proved helpful for you to plan out your travels. Feel free to comment below and let me know about your journey. If I missed out on some vital things to do in Hoi An, please let me know in the comments!

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Adventures in China, Part 4

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

By Julianne Keskey This is Part 4 in a 4 Part series. For Part 1, click here, for Part 2 click here and Part 3 click here. Our day’s first stop was a park in Zheng-Zhou. These women were dressed up for a performance. After walking around and exploring on our own I met a […]

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10 Day Vietnam Tour for $555

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

10 Day Vietnam Tour for $555 Tour Radar Black Friday Special Start in Hanoi and end in My Son! With the discovery tour Vietnam Tour from North, Central to South 10 Days 9 Nights, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 9 other destinations in

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The Agate Jomtien Complex

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Am thinking of staying there soon.Is it gay friendy.Any advise?

Cities For An Amazing Asian Adventure

by Dan @ GlobalGiraffe

The world is a very interesting and varied place to live. With cities in the West providing a modern feel which a lot of people are used, and places in the East exhibiting culture and society which is completely different to the home you know. This variety gives you the chance to explore some of […]

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Gay Life in Austria

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

Austria has a dramatic history in Europe . During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria became one of the great powers of Europe. In response to the coronation of Napoleon I as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804. In 1867, the Austrian Empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary. In 1938 Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany. This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945 after which a Provisional Austrian Government was set up and legally recognized by the Western Allies in the following months. It was not until 1955 that Austria regained full sovereignty. Since then "Gay Life in Austria" has vigorously emerged and celebrates the truth and beauty of same-sex love including gay marriage.

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Fun Things To Do In Saigon

by adminrobert @ Pub Crawl Saigon

Fun Things To Do In Saigon Okay, so you can jump on TripAdvisor and quickly find the popular things to do in Saigon. War Museum, Tunnels, Skybar bla bla bla. These common tourist trails are overexposed and the locals you interact with are desensitized to the experience – there to pull in the tourist dollar. […]

Sawadtee Forum Coming Apart At The Seams

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Gay chat rooms have a history of coming and going at the moment after looking at Sawadtee Gay it appears to be the later.

BKK 2018 visit plan

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hey guys, it has been way too long since my last visit to BKK!
Now that I have setteled into parenthood, I feel again the need to visit my favourite city in the world. My partner and I have a new agreement in which I am entitled for 2 solo sex trips a year. After returning last week from Barcelona I am now planning my next one, preferably to BKK.

I have for this a long weekend which I will dedicate fully to BKK. Trip goals are circuit parties and sex. My question for those experienced in sex and party BKK travel: which is better, White Party or Songkran? Any thoughts or advice? I know it is a little early for this but I need to start planning if I am going for new year's evening. Having a baby (which is great! BTW haha) makes planning more difficult.

Off topic - Sauna Thermas in Barcelona is rentboy heaven. I have never seen or been in such a place. For 50 euros short time you get to fuck muscle gods that resemble or even better than those in Tawan. And, in my opinion, they are way more sexual. Highly recommended!

Guide To Hanoi

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

Vietnam’s small elegant capital lies in the heart of the Red River Delta in the north of the country. While it may lack the bustling river life and physical beauty of the Mekong Delta in the south, there is a wealth of historical and spiritual sights to explore and the city is often called ‘the...

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Boyboylikeboy

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name. Boyboylikeboy
Profile Number
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes/No....yes
Location:....Pattaya
Age:...25
Weight: Kilos....60kg
Body Type: Slim/Athletic/Muscular/Average....average, slightly muscular
Dick Size:....large
Sexual Position: Top/Bottom/Versatile....top
Tattoos: Yes/No Details.....just a few...no problem
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes/No Details....not really
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes/No Details.....yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? Yes/No Details ...working boy based in BKK but visits Pattaya
Were they affectionate/passionate? Yes/No Details....not really
Were they on time? Yes/No Details....yes arrived in10minutes
Would you meet them again? Yes/No Details....no, see below
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them?.....2/3

Detailed Description of the encounter or any other details you wish to share: ....
looked good in his profile pics. Very pleasant, speaks excellent English. Quite attractive twinkish type.
after about 10 minutes chat, we got down to business but he is a rusher.
He was hard from the start and made himself cum within about 5 minutes. Was keen to get me off just as quick and so the session lasted less than 15 minutes.
Doesn't suck, limited kissing.
Did offer to top, but I don't.
Very average experience I'm afraid.

Siem Reap-Cambodia

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

Siem Reap The name literally means Siam (Thailand) conquered. This was once the capital of the great Khmer Empire and is not the tourist epicenter of Cambodia. With its cheaper prices, beautiful ancient historical sites, and world class beaches Cambodia is quickly becoming a rival

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Top 5 Gay Friendly Hotel Madrid | Spain | Reviews

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

WorldPride Madrid held in the months of June-July attracts every year more than 1 million participants! This makes Madrid a gay friendly destination and are  the gay friendly hotel Madrid? Sure does! We have selected for you the best gay friendly hotel Madrid and we have taken into consideration the price, location... Read More →

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Freak storms hit BKK

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Straits Times

 

BANGKOK - Several areas of Bangkok were flooded on Wednesday (Jan 10) as torrential rain caused chaos on roads in the Thai capital, affecting hundreds of office workers during rush hour, the Bangkok Post reported.

 

The pre-dawn thunderstorm slowed traffic to a crawl on Lat Phrao Road, a major road in the capital, with floodwaters surging to 20cm deep along a 400m stretch of the road. Pedestrians were also affected as footpaths near the road's Tawana Market area were also submerged in floodwaters, the paper reported on its website.

 

Bangkok's Bang Kapi district was flooded, with the water reaching 30cm deep at a carpark located in the district, damaging many vehicles, The Nation reported.

 

Heavy traffic due to the floods was also reported at Sukhumvit Road with water levels there measuring between 15 to 20cm, the Bangkok Post said.

 

In the north-eastern Kalasin province, the temperature had dropped to 16 deg C, with locals resorting to lighting bonfires in order to keep warm.

 

The freak weather is set to bring more rain to Bangkok and the upper regions of Thailand throughout the day.

 

A "rapid drop in temperatures" is also expected on Thursday, with Bangkok and the nearby provinces expected to see the mercury falling by 4 to 6 deg C.

 

The cold spell is expected to continue until Jan 15, the paper said.

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/heavy-downpour-causes-floods-and-traffic-chaos-in-several-areas-of-bangkok

The Naked Thief

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Spent a pleasant week in Pattaya at the end of October, stayed in the Poseidon in the Jomtien Complex in a very nice and recently refurbished suite for the first few days. I then decamped to an apartment just across the road in View Talay 2 for the remainder of the stay. The apartment was on the top floor, and very nicely furnished, complete with a jacuzzi.

 

Stepping out of the lift one evening I was greeted by a boy who looked vaguely familiar. I may have seen him at one of the bars at some point. A bit taller than me but quite slim, not bad looking, probably in his mid twenties.

 

I stepped aside to let him into the lift but he showed no interest in leaving the floor. We chatted briefly. He asked for a drink of water, and, happy to oblige I let him into the apartment. “Let’s play” came next and so did I, after a while. We shared a shower and as I started to towel off he slipped out of the bathroom and into the kitchen. I was suspicious and followed just in time to see him make a grab for a note on the counter. I wasn’t sure what it was but it later turned out to be just a five euro note, worth less than 200 baht.

He was still naked and dripping wet from the shower when I surprised him and caught him by the wrist. He hadn’t a chance to conceal the note, not that there were many possibilities for concealment. He looked startled and confused as he momentarily considered his options, which may have included:

 

1.      Make a break from the apartment, run naked down the corridor, wait for the lift, travel down to the ground floor, run naked out the front of the building, past security, to safety.

2.      Surrender and wait for the inevitable security call to arrive and hand him over to the police

3.      Place himself at the mercy of his host

 

Or perhaps he wasn’t the brightest of operators and hadn’t figured out his options.

 

In any case I wasn’t letting go so he opened his fist and surrendered the note. I told him to get dressed, standing guard naked over him as he did so, trying not to smile at the comedy of the situation, and the look on his face.

In the end I tipped him as if nothing had happened and sent him on his way.

The tip included the five euro note.

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Minimum wage rising 2-7%

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Bangkok Post

 

The national wage committee with the authority to approve minimum daily wage hikes agreed on Wednesday night to an increase in the minimum wage.

 

The wage will climb from April by between 5 and 22 baht per day, depending on location, according to Permanent Secretary for Labour Jarin Jakkaphark, who chaired the committee.

 

The revised daily range of 308 baht to 330 baht is about 2% to 7% higher than current levels.
 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1397454/minimum-wage-rise-of-5-to-22-baht-approved

The Best Hotels In Vietnam

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

There’s no more alluring place to cut a dash right now than Vietnam. But where should you stay? Charlotte Sinclair has the lowdown. Vietnam had seven million tourists last year. Bangkok alone had 10 million. It’s no wonder then, despite all the chitchat, that Vietnam still feels like a secret, a place of calm and...

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Manila Philippines

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

Manila Philippines   The Philippines is a country that is often overlooked by gay travelers and its really sad. The country has so much to offer. World class beaches, zip lining in Palawan Island, diving, whale shark watching in Oslob, breath-taking geological marvels in El

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Vietnam lets visa-free tourists stay longer, may add more countries to waiver list

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

Foreign tourists who are already exempt from visa requirements will be allowed to extend their stay in Vietnam to up to 30 days, instead of 15 days.A new statement from the government office has instructed police and relevant agencies to cooperate with the tourism ministry to let tourists from visa-exempted countries stay longer, if they...

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Buying poppers from anonymous Grindr profile...

by @ Gaythailand Forum

...should I be worried about entrapment and extortion by the police? Contact seems very friendly with good English and prices...

Top 5 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Top 5 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon


50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Ho Chi Minh is a beautiful hot mess of a city. You love it or you hate it. In this article, I dish about the top 5 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

noy69 (former pep7973 and Rleknoy)

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name: noy69 (changes every few months, pep7973 and Rleknoy previous profile names)
Profile Number: 31697850
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location: Bangkok Sathorn/Silom
Age: 22
Weight: not given
Height: not given
Body Type: Slim
Dick Size: Medium to small
Sexual Position: we didn't discuss, but he had condom and lube ready and fucked me before I could protest
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? online only (gayromeo, hornet, gboysiam that I know of)
Were they affectionate/passionate? so-so
Were they on time? Yes (we didn't set time, but he arrived within reasonable delay)
Would you meet them again? Yes, absolutely.
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them? 4

Good English, efficient communication, finds the way from location I sent by google maps. Even brought oil for massage, but I decided for a dry massage to avoid mess with oil. Good massage and good afters. This first encounter positive in all aspects.

 

Says he works in a regular massage shop. Will inquire if they have rooms with wall and door, and go there for a full oil massage with afters next time.

A Day Trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane!

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

Holding a koala and petting a kangaroo were some of the top items on my Australian bucket list. (What’s left? Seeing a Lushsux wall, teaching a yoga class, and learning how to surf!) I got the chance to go to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary today and check BOTH off my bucket list! If you’re in …

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The Book that Outed the Filipino Gay Community

by Kim Arvin Faner @

I was only five years old when the book first came out. I only got a hold of it eight years ago when I was a college Sophomore. I still remember my knees trembling slightly and my forehead breaking out in discrete beads of cool sweat as I brought it to the librarian.

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paying off fees for boys but only taking them out for drinks

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I feel this deserves its own topic in the forum.

For those of you who have paid off fees for a few boys but only took them out for drinks instead of sex, could you share with us your experiences? What are factors that determine your choices? How many boys? Which bars do you take them to? What drinks do you order and what do you chat about? How long is the drinking session? Finally, how much do you tip the boys?

After i found out that some customers do this, i am tempted to try it on next trip next year.

Dalat Flower Hotel & Spa | Vietnam | Independent Review

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

Dalat Flower Hotel & Spa In Vietnam is better to double check everything. Even if you are booking a specific room you might get a different room then the described one even if you made the booking in the booking.com or Agoda. It seems that the same problem happens and... Read More →

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Celebrating 15 Years of Gay Cruises on the Tall Ship Mandalay

by Michael Philipson @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

When I founded Source Events to create gay travel around the world, I began to share my vision of unique and inspiring cruises with my circle of friends, one of whom suggested I meet with Windjammer Cruises. What I loved about Windjammer was how open and accepting they were of our gay community. They had

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Trip Report - Pattaya/Jomtien 2018

by @ Gaythailand Forum


Massage

Chivaroma, one of the male massage shops in Second Road near Boyztown has some quite cute guys outside. I had a number of very good treatments there only one of which was an oil massage with straight forward HE but nothing to write home about regarding the afters.

Also on second road near Boyztown, I walked past Heaven massage one evening and was accosted by a male masseur. He seduced me into a session (always a good start I find); a great massage and a very good happy ending with both of us naked. Afterwards he gave me his contact details but I didn't follow up as ordinarily he wouldn't have been my type.

But the prize of best experience goes to Fah Massage in Jomtien. I find most of the guys here pretty attractive but one in particular always took the time to come and give me hug went I walked past. Eventually I succumbed to his charms and I really wish I'd done so earlier!

The combination of real massage skill combined with sensuality; the second time was even better, with me on the edge almost from the start. A really beautiful sensual and sexual experience. I could almost be falling in love (certainly lust) with this guy! I do have his contact details and we are in touch but I'm wary of starting anything after my last experience. It's often said on this board that if you want love in Thailand, better to rent and sadly I think that's probably true.

I didn't try what I think is called Soda Massage. Some interesting guys for sure but their location is slightly awkward in that you can't really walk past and have a discreet look without ending up with the hard sell. Blue Angel seem to have pretty well given up. Only one or two guys outside normally and sometimes none at all.


Apps

A boy contacted me on grindr. Claimed to have a certificate in massage and offered to come and help me get to sleep. Seemed an unmissable opportunity so half an hour later, he was knocking on my door.

His massage was indeed really good. A full hour passed before things got more intimate which ended up with him topping me in a variety of different positions - a really nice intense and pleasurable experience. He seemed happy with 1000b and went on his way, leaving me to enjoy one of the best night's sleep this break.

Another 22 year old guy contacted me on grindr. Said he wasn't a money boy but needed help with the rent. I invited him over and what he lacked in stature, he made up in enthusiasm and vigour. An excellent BJ I have to say and lots of kissing and cuddling. Well worth 1000b.

A few other timewasters, plus a guy who wouldn't travel to me (and I'm wary of that) and a guy I had a good time with on my last visit who I somehow managed to piss off by not contacting him the moment I arrived. We never seemed to recover from that position despite my best endeavours.

Worst experience was a guy who I met once on my last visit and to whom I sent some money I could afford to lose to help with rent. Thereafter I have had plea after plea which I refused. I did meet him again this time, fed him, took him to the cinema, back to my room whereupon he made no effort whatsoever. After 30 mins. I decided to cut my losses and sent him on his way with the motorcy money. The next three days he sent message after message saying he was being evicted and needed money. So many deserving cases in this world but I don't feel he is one.


Bars

I popped into Niceboys a couple of times. I did find it all a bit sad to be honest. I'd feel more comfortable if they looked like they were enjoying it - perhaps that's too much to ask. But I did call down a couple of guys, brought them drinks, chatted to them in a mixture of Thai and English, tipped them and sent them back. Just not my kind of place I guess but each to his own.

I sat in Rainbow Bar (also Sunee) and found one of the bar guys pretty hot. I was leaving early on a trip the next morning so didn't off him, but gave him my number and asked if he worked there every day, which he said he did. I made three return visits and he was nowhere to be seen and no contact made. Always necessary to strike while the iron is hot in Thailand I find.

Sitting in Rainbow gives you a good view of Winner opposite. Quite regularly some of the guys come outside for a cigarette. They need to eat more for my liking, but most of the ones I saw clearly worked out regularly. I didn't visit the bar based on what I saw outside (albeit only the smokers) but the drink prices are amazingly low.

The Jomtien bars have previously been my favourite haunts but not on this occasion. I walked through several times and struggled to find anyone I'd be interested in which is not the case on previous visits.

In Boy Gaga one of the quieter bars, I bought one of the guys a drink but he didn't bother to sit with me and preferred to chat with his friends. Not my idea of a host bar. They badly need to get some new guys as the previous good ones seem to have moved on.

Bamboo Bar puzzles me. I don't see any desire on behalf of the staff to encourage customers. I tried it out one evening and was again left on my own for 20 minutes before one of the guys came and spoke to me. He was new. The others couldn't have really cared less.

Eating

I've generally had good food at Kiss (both branches, although the staff are very miserable at the Pattaya one), Pan Pan, Mai's kitchen, Wooden box, the fish stall outside Kiss in Jomtien, the Sketch Arts Café and Sandbar. Although this isn't a culinary forum, I'd be interested in other tips for eating too.

Again, I've had a great time here overall. Hope I've given some useful info on some of the less obvious HE massage venues. I'd certainly be interested in others' experiences.

Bangkok in November

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hello gentlemen,

It is now down to 3 months for my first ever trip to Bangkok. I will be arriving Thurs night/Frid morning of Nov 9-10. My flight is scheduled to arrive at 12:05am..I will be staying at the Raya Surawong hotel. I leave back for the US on Thurs Nov 16. (My birthday will be Wed the 15th). I would most definitely welcome some company/guidance, etc from anyone who is in town during my visit. I would love someone with some patience who can show me some of the touristy things during the days, and/or help me learn the ropes in the massage parlors and/or the gogo bars.. Or if someone just wants to meet up for a meal or a drink, I welcome that as well. So if anyone would like to be my tourguide, please hit me up either here in public or by private message.

Arena

by @ Gaythailand Forum

This past Friday I had a great time with a hot guy at Arena.  Thinking about doing it again this coming Friday.  Couple of newbie questions.  

1.  He had asked me very early on if I wanted him to fuck me.  I declined, but am thinking of saying yes this time.  I assume a larger tip is expected.  So will he name a price, or do I need to name my own price?  How does this work?

 

2.  What's the best procedure if I wanted to take him back to my hotel?  Negotiate it directly with the boy or do I deal with the "mamasan"?  What is the going rate for an overnight?  Better to do this later at night, nearer to closing time?  And if I'm successful, what is the procedure for getting him into my hotel?  Just walk by the front desk and see if we get questioned or should I be up front with them?

 

Thanks in advance!  This is my first trip to Thailand and I've found this forum to be really helpful.

Sanctuary Spa by A - Report

by @ Gaythailand Forum

The other day I had great visit to Sanctuary Spa by A in Bangkok.  It's another of the smaller/mid-size shops.  Good massage.  Great masseur.  Fantastic time.  Highly recommend.

 

Sanctuary Spa is in one of the City Court buildings just of Rama 4.  https://goo.gl/maps/wAfN1LRc9bm  There are a couple of other massage shops in the same overall complex(Candle T; Sabaidee).  To get to those other shops you enter the garage/car park and they are on the right.  To get to Sanctuary Spa you go past the garage entrance (as you are coming from Rama 4) and take the first side street on the right.  The entrance to the shop is on the right.  There's a sign.  You walk through a jungle-like agglomeration of plants, which is cute and certainly makes the place a bit more discreet.

 

I had not booked ahead.  7:30 on a weeknight (of a holiday week), there were about 7-8 guys available.  Around the same time I showed up two local customers were also there.  I think that is the typical customer base, although clearly foreigners are 100% welcome.  You select from photos on a phone.  All good looking different types.  I would say all mid-to-late 20s, but really, who can tell.  The shop regularly updates who is available on Line.  Line ID sanctuaryspa    

 

The very nice calm manager (A?) was more than happy to say who was "man/top," etc.  That wasn't the most important thing on my mind, and I had forgotten my glasses, so the photos were a bit of a blur.  Following the old rule for selecting wine, I chose the second to last photo.  The rooms are very clean and modern.  A bit on the smaller side.  Very nice large shower and sink in the room.  Linens very nice.  Nothing shabby or run down about this place at all.

 

I showered (alone), waited a bit for the masseur.  As so often happens, he was better looking than I expected.  Masseur fully clothed.

 

I have a pretty standard routine for new shops.  90 minute aroma/oil.  It's easy to fill a 60 minute massage time.  90 minutes the real skill comes out.  I just go with the flow, let him take the lead and enjoy.  I think the real downside of micromanaging a massage is that it takes him off his stride.  This is particularly true with someone who is new to me.  After the first time I think they are more comfortable and know me a bit and it's easier to say "less here--more here."  

 

There was possibly a little too much time on the calves, which is the curse of 90 minute massages.  I almost said "enough already" but he moved on.  After the lengthy calf rubdowns everything was much better and more balanced so I am very happy that I didn't say anything.  Really, really happy.

 

The massage was not rushed at all and then the masseur expertly and aggressively moved to the special stuff.  Just great.  I was actually a little bit surprised.  The guy was either a really voracious sexual animal or one of the greatest actors of our time.  Oh, to be young again.

 

90 minute aroma/oil is 900 baht.  (60 minutes/90 minutes/120 minutes = 600/900/1,200 baht, I believe).  I asked and the minimum tip is 600 for regular.   For "special" it's 1,000 baht.  Comparable to similar shops.  You can buy a pack of five 90 minute massages for 3,500, which brings the cost down to a very nice 700 baht each.  Of course I did that.

 

Overall very happy and definitely belongs high on the list for repeat visits.  Very nice facilities.  Chill relaxed vibe.  Good hard working masseurs.  And there is a great street food scene all along the street leading up to the shop.

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Top 5 Things to do in SaPa

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

SaPa is a chill mountain town in North West Vietnam famous for its rice terraces. In this article, I’ll tell you all about the top 5 things to do in SaPa. SaPa, Hanoi, and Halong Bay form a triumvirate of the most popular attractions in Northern Vietnam. While Hanoi and Halong Bay represent the city and the coast, SaPa represents the rural mountains. As such, there are a lot of things to do in SaPa related to trekking, hiking, and sightseeing. Most people who go to SaPa stay for 2-3 days at one of the many local homestays. This is a unique opportunity to experience local village life and trek deep into the mountains and the rice terraces. Being one of the most touted tourist attractions in Vietnam, you’d be remiss to ignore SaPa. To help you figure out what to do here, these are the top 5 things to do in SaPa. Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore the Rice Terraces Exploring the rice terraces is one of the most important things to do in SaPa. SaPa is considered to have one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Vietnam. It comprises vast green hills with rice terraces carved along the cliff face. The scenery presents a treasure trove of photography opportunities as well. 2. Visit Cat Cat and other Local Villages Another one of the popular activities in SaPa is to explore the local villages. There are several local villages in the area. However, the most popular ones are Cat Cat Village and Ta Phin Village. Both these villages have their own respective charms. You can explore some of their cultural activities and performances, go shopping for souvenirs, or eat out at the cafes. Cat Cat Village also offers a unique sight in the form of hydro-powered mills and small waterfalls. 3. Climb Fansipan Mountain Fansipan Mountain is referred to as the roof of Indochina as it’s the highest mountain in Vietnam. Climbing to the top provides an unmitigated panoramic view of all the local villages and rice terraces for miles around. While the climb can be conquered in a day, most people need 2 to 3 days to reach the top. You can book a 2-Day Fansipan Trekking of Sapa Tour for $100. 4. Check out the Waterfalls There are various stunning waterfalls all along SaPa valley. You’ll probably come across several of them while trekking. However, you can also rent a bike and ride around to check them all out. The most popular waterfalls in the area are Cat Cat Waterfall, Thac Bac (Silver) Waterfall, and Thac Tinh Yeu (Love) Waterfall. 5. Eat the Local Street Food SaPa can get pretty chilly and all that trekking can work up an appetite. So it’s a pleasure to sit at one of the street food joints and enjoy some freshly grilled local food. Chances are that you won’t be able to communicate with them very well, lacking a common language. So just shut your trap and eat whatever is placed before you. You won’t be disappointed. My personal favorite was a freshly grilled little bird. Crunch. Where to Stay in SaPa Best Backpacker Hostel in SaPa — SaPa Odyssey Hostel While exploring SaPa valley, I used SaPa Odyssey Hostel as my base. It’s just a short 10-minute walk from the city center. So it’s pretty convenient to get there. You can also rent bikes from them and go around to explore the villages and terraces. They can also arrange private tours for you. The dorms and bathrooms were also clean. The bunk beds came with curtains for privacy. And the food was delicious, if a little more expensive than the local food. However, the best aspect of the hostel was that it was perched over a little cliff. As such, the balcony provided a stunning view of the valleys below and the hills on all sides. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380). However, you can check out the latest rates at the SaPa Odyssey Hostel Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in SaPa — Amazing Hotel SaPa Amazing Hotel SaPa is considered to be one of the best luxury hotels in SaPa. It’s situated in the middle of the city so it’s accessible to all the attractions in the vicinity. Furthermore, they have all the luxury amenities such as swimming pools, karaoke bars, rooftop restaurants, spa, etc. You can check out the latest rates at the Amazing Hotel SaPa Agoda page. You can also find other suitable SaPa hotels and accommodations in Agoda. That’s all I have to say about exploring SaPa valley. Spend a good 2 to 3 days there so you can tick off all the things to do in SaPa. However, just be prepared to walk… a lot. If you have any other recommendations on SaPa activities and sights, feel free to mention it down in the comments!

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Soul search, ski or road trip? 5 travel ideas for 2018

by Avery Khuan @ WanderLuxe

Lots of annual leave days and no idea where to go? A...

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The Oslob Whale Shark Saga Continues

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

Who’s lying and who’s telling the truth? So it seems WTS TonTon Tours in Oslob didn’t like my post where I put them on blast for the way they treated me. No surprises there. As a result they have decided to tell lies instead of

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Six Reasons to Fall in Love With Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Six Reasons to Fall in Love With Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Beat, Broke, Backpacking

From motorbikes to great nightlife and educational tours, Saigon is the perfect place to make friends and have fun while backpacking!

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

Sleazy Pattaya Perving

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Apart from saunas, are there any other places to see naked boys during the daytime? As some of you may know I'm a massive voyeur and love a public setting rather than offing boys to a hotel room or getting a massage!

Thanks :-)

Gay friendly travel guide for Vietnam | CockSurfing

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Info on a bunch of BKK Massage Shops

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Some years ago Shamelessmack put a blog out with lots of info on massage shops in Bangkok, which I found very helpful.  A while back I put together a spreadsheet with some updated information.  For various reasons that format hasn't really worked for me.  Instead, I've updated the information and put it on a blog, which for a few reasons is easier for me.  Experienced readers/users can ignore most of it.  Actually all are free to ignore all of it.  But for the newbies might be some useful info.  Happy 2018

 

https://bkkmassages.wordpress.com/shop-specifics/

Tonzaza etc., is a fraud

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

There is a 40+ old  thin Thai male wearing a cap and glasses with an ugly face who is using GR  Pattaya to try to meet farangs. He has tried at least twice with me and his latest scam is with the name Tonzaza (showing the picture of a cute guy in it) and previously he was using other profiles.

I lost my temper with him with his latest attempt and shewed him away....

11 foodies must-dos in Venice, Italy

11 foodies must-dos in Venice, Italy

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

The city is a maze itself, most tourists will get lost within the first few days, let alone trying to hunt down all the eateries. Here is a list of must-dos to guide you.

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Poll #3: Short or Long Time ?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Do you prefer short time or long time ?

 

Do you end up often doing short time because your boys prefer it ?

 

And for the discussion, do you have any tactics to make sure you get long time and to make sure the boy does not agree to long time & turn it into short time ?

 

I have of course encountered this.  

Also, the opposite, which is boys who try to hang around hoping for a multi-day off. However, this is less frequent.   Some of the ones like that end up with boyfriends & are off the scene.

Staying Safe in VietNam

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

An old Asia hand I know says this: “Your best insurance policy for any trip in Vietnam is to stay off motorbikes. Don’t ride one yourself. Don’t ride on the back. And watch out for them on the streets.” He’s right, but the sad fact is that motorbikes and motorbike taxis are the best and...

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

December trip (20 to 24)

by @ Gaythailand Forum

4 day trip for me. Last trip was in September. What a change in mood in the city. Christmas trees and lights everywhere. Last year, there were very few of them as the country was observing one year of mourning for the King.

Reached Bangkok from Singapore at 4pm. Bumpy flight with turbulence. Surprisingly no queue at immigration. Collected baggage and hopped into taxi but massive traffic jam meant i only reached hotel at 5:30pm. Dumped my things and off i went to meet some friends from Singapore for dinner.

After dinner, i headed to Soi Twilight. Saw Paulsf at Maxis and chatted with him. Found out lots of info. T, a Vietnamese waiter at Freshboys whom I had been with before, came out of his bar to welcome me back. "Tonight I go with you?" he asked. "Of course," I replied. I did not manage to see him in September as he was back in Vietnam then.

I continued chatting with Paulsf. It was his last night in Thailand as he was going home for Christmas. At 10pm, his friend (a fellow forum member here who rarely posts but who reads the reports) arrived. They had arranged to go to Jupiter together.

At 10:15pm, T drags me into his bar as the show was starting. I watched the first three acts - a drag queen song, a solo macho dance performance and a shower and soap show by two boys. T joins me, having changed out of his waiter uniform. "The show is quite slow. Let's go to Jupiter instead," I declared.

We walked to Jupiter. We reached there and were seated before Paulsf and friend. The Jupiter boys were doing their catwalk introduction. Some new faces that I had not seen in September. Paulsf and friend arrive. There were seats at the front beside the changing room but music was too loud so we settled for seats right at the back but with a view of the middle. Show starts. 3 boys doing gymnastics with ropes hung from ceiling. Impressive. The other performaces were dances or more accurately put - ackward poses set to music in background. One item set to Tom Jones's Sex Bomb was really awful. But it was obvious that the boys were trying their best despite their two left feet. Paulsf called a Vietnamese boy over. Handsome boy. Good choice. After about 5 or so performances, the rotation and catwalk started again. Quite a mix of well toned and handsome boys.

I said my goodbye to Paulsf and friend and went off with T. We went to a pool bar to play pool. After a few games (I nearly beat him in one game), we went to a small bar owned by T's friend. While T has been catching up with his friend, I typed this report. It is now 1am. Time to stop and go back to hotel.

Merry Xmas

by @ Gaythailand Forum

and Happy Holidays.  Hope you all get the boys you are hoping for in 2018!

Gay Chinese flock to Thailand

by @ Gaythailand Forum

PHUKET: Bathed in a pink spotlight, the caberet singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.

 

While the song, "The Moon Represents My Heart", is a hit with the patrons, the transgender singer is just the warm up act.

 

"We're waiting for the go-go boys!" says one Chinese reveller at ZAG, one of several clubs squeezed into "Paradise Complex" -- the epicentre of the raucous gay nightlife scene on the party-hard island.

 

With an estimated LGBTQ population of 70 million, China has the world's third-largest "pink market" after Europe and the United States.

 

Yet in China being openly gay is still fraught with difficulties.

 

Dressing a certain way or public displays of affection can draw stares and lead to family turmoil. Some Chinese parents have even brought gay children to "conversion" clinics for treatment.

 

Homeosexuality was classified as a mental illness in China until 2001 and a crime until 1997, and authorities have arrested gay rights activists.

 

That makes Thailand, renowned for its more permissive attitude towards sexuality, an alluring holiday option for gay Chinese looking to cut loose away from family pressures and censorious eyes.

 

While LGBTQ Thais often still face discrimination in the workplace, the kingdom's gay party scene is famously loud and proud, known for late-night clubbing and cabaret shows in Bangkok and along its coastal resorts.

 

"Every night, around half our customers are from China. They used to come in the past, but this year suddenly there were a lot, so we added Chinese songs," Bon Nadech, the owner of ZAG bar told AFP.

 

"Chinese tourists are great customers. They're polite and curious about Thailand," said a waiter at the nearby MO2 club

 

Chinese travel companies are also crowding in to tap the market.

 

Nearly a dozen agents offer trips to Thailand for gay tourists, with ads showing travellers partying on yachts decorated with rainbow streamers and balloons.

 

The relaxed atmopshere offers a rush of liberation for those who make the trip.

 

"I have a lot of friends who don't feel safe in China and feel they need to hide. In Thailand they don't have to worry," said Ji Chengfeng, a 37-year-old entrepreneur from Beijing, who was visiting Phuket on one of his frequent holidays in the kingdom.

 

China sends more tourists to Thailand than any other country, with cheap air links and no visa requirements funnelling visitors to the kingdom.

 

Thailand has already welcomed 6.6 million Chinese tourists in 2017 -- up from a total of 2.7 million five years ago -- bringing a flood of cash into the key sector.

 

In comparison, less than 700,000 Americans and a little over 500,000 French citizens visited Thailand so far this year.

 

The economic potential of LGBTQ travelers in particular is increasingly catching the eyes of tourist operators worldwide.

 

Many are not parents and therefore have a greater disposable income, plus are better able to travel outside peak holiday periods.

 

In recent years, on the heels of gay marriage court rulings, tourist boards in the more permissive corners of the world are promoting their countries as same-sex wedding and honeymoon destinations.

 

In 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand's office in New York launched its campaign, "Go Thai Be Free", to actively welcome LGBTQ travelers.

 

While same-sex marriage is not officially recognised under Thai law, it is a widely accepted practice and Buddhist monks often preside over such ceremonies.

Lonely No More – Scott Tsui Interview

by b brian topaz @

Scott Tsui's knowledge and experience in the last ten years, coupled with his genuine desire to make a positive change in the lives of his fellow gay brothers, has culminated in his latest accomplishment, his book, Lonely No More, a practical guide for single gay men who want to find the right man for a stable and lasting relationship.

Going back after my first trip last june

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I visited bangkok mid june this year. After two failed attempts in 2012 and 2014. It was my first time to visit bkk on my own. Here's a rundown of what happened

Day 1 -after arriving in bkk , had a quick nap . Late in the afternoon, i made a few rounds around silom area and decided to have a massage at senso. Masseurs were buff and price was quite high. Massage was ok with happy ending.

Day 2. After a day tour in ayuthaya, decided to try my lack at prince. There were guys available. All top. I ask the mamasan for advice on who to choose among the five available masseurs. He picked the biggest guys who i suppose has the biggest among them. I ended up choosing another one whom i like more. The massage was ok.

Day 3, decided to visit jupiter , guys were all top . Didnt see a twink loolking guy. The show was fun. I was especially amazed by the see through dressing room lol. Had my eyes on a vietnamese guy. But since i was unaware of how to offed and was kinda new to this stuff i decided not to off him for the night. A couple beer later. I decided to visit baan teewa, unfortunately no masseur was available so i decided to leave and call it a day.

Day 3- went to fresh boys. Guys were all twink looking. A laotian guy was pushy to off him and since he wasnt my type , i decided to look for others unfortunately didnt like the slection so i called it a day .

Day 4- went to the closest sauna in soi phiphat (r3). Being a thin , tall and asian looking that i was. Decided to look for some tall muscular asian. However most of what i get the same tall , thin asian guys and some 30-40 asian chubs. After some good washing. I decided to visit jupiter once more, i was still captivated by the vietnamese guy from the other day so when he was free i decided to off him. Great body and very thing to do .

This december, im planning to go back, can anyone suggest, some spa and other stuff to visit?

Dispatch from Pattaya

by @ Gaythailand Forum

After almost three decades of visiting Thailand this is the first time I have made it outside Bangkok.

 

So far, if I was forced into the artificial choice of "pick one only, Bangkok or Pattaya", I would pick Bangkok. Artificial, as they are two quite different flavors. Bangkok is sophisticated and urban to an international standard (in parts), Pattaya is laid-back beach party town.

 

However, so far, I prefer the gay scene in Bangkok over Pattaya.

 

This could just be the result of a lot of experience in Bangkok - good and bad - versus a single snapshot of Pattaya. From experience I know the scene is very changeable, so I plan to visit both in future and see if first impressions change. 

 

Within Pattaya, I like Jomtien but do not like Pattaya. Pattaya is too crowded to be my idea of a beach vacation. I am very happy to be staying in Jomtien.

 

I started this trip with a visit to XSize in Bangkok where I have had the best and the worst of my experiences. Start with a dice roll. Last time XSize had so few boys there was a crackdown on non-Thais, so I assume this is happening currently. So on to Dreamboys where one of the boys was discretely eyeing me. My experience is that discrete attention is often a better sign than very overt attention grabbing. Asked the mamasan's opinion and got a very positive response, so asked him over. Very charming guy. Then he asks for 4000Bt long time. A little surprising as the bar is busy but not crowded and while I think he is attractive I am not sure he will ring the bell for everyone. However, at least he is up-front and he is the one I like, so we settle for 3500Bt. 

 

I ask him if he is hungry and he is, so ask him to pick a restaurant and he picks a good Thai place and, when I ask, selects the food. After the initial 'up to you' he can make decisions. I like that. Over dinner he tells me he only works when he needs to raise funds for his studies. That is why he is very direct about what he needs. Good for him.

 

We go to Jupiter2018 as it was not open last time I was in Bangkok and I am keen to see it. We arrive after the show. Modest crowd. Excellent female vocalist performing. About 8 boys 'backing' her look like commuters hoping to catch the attention of the next taxi rather than cold fashion models. I feel a little sorry for them. Each is very attractive and I think if these are the guys that are left, the ones that have gone must have been stellar. Another visit is in order.

 

I like this guy and we have agreed to meet when I return to Bangkok. (Yes, there is a gap in the narrative here, fill it in with whatever makes you happy and want to meet a guy again).

 

TheLimoPattaya collect me the next day. They are very good - thanks for the recommendation. I check into the condo in Jomtien, get a bite to eat watching the sunset by the beach and then jet lag kicks in brutally and ends the day.

 

Rise early, swim a few lengths in the pool and them walk as far as I can by the beach around the headland towards Pattaya until the path ends and I am forced to take to the roads. The beaches around the headland are gorgeous with multiple rows of shade trees, no traffic and fewer people. Pattaya is an ugly shock. Crowds, traffic, narrow beach, far fewer shade trees. I pass through Boystown to familiarize myself, walk as far as the Hilton and have a caprina at the roof bar. From this elevation Pattaya looks wonderful. if only I didn't have to go back down to ground level. 

 

In the evening after a nap and more laps in the pool back in Jomtien, I head to Boystown arriving around 9.40pm. Cupidol is the first stop, Five boys and me staring at each other. One has a sense of humor about it. Mamasan says come back later, some boys running late. 

 

I cross over to BoysBoysBoys. One guy is stunning, a couple not for me although I can see why others will like them and the rest, the vast majority, are so far outside my taste range they are U3C - Unfortunate Third Category. This never happens. I am very selective - my friends tease me mercilessly about it - but this high a proportion is rare. Now I wonder if the stunning guy is really a diamond or, by association, must be zirconium. He was checking me out discretely, a good sign, but no need to find out now, I want to explore all the bars on this first visit and what I find is more cases of me staring at five guys, or only finding two guys (Dream Boys) or a further disproportionate U3C representation (XBoys and one other place).

 

The show at XBoys had my hopes up but when it ended the performers I liked were nowhere to be seen. So back to BBB and there they were! A traveling troupe. The next part of the BBB show featured the stunning guy. We talked when he came round collecting tips after the act and he was a very sweet guy. It was an amusing conversation. He was a little wary of what two tops would do, possibly he has encountered a few overly insistent customers, but we cleared that up. I returned to Jomtien pillion on his motorbike, a new and very nice acquisition of which he was proud and consequently drove very carefully (also my impression is that he is a very reliable guy). None-the-less as I went up the Jomtien hill at some speed sans crash helmet it crossed my mind that it would make for an interesting obituary. 

 

And now another discreet gap in the narrative for you to fill with your own happy thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tee is Terrific

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name: Teteetime

Profile Number: 15867486
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location: BKK
Age: 20
Weight: 63 Kilos
Body Type: Slim
Dick Size: Medium
Sexual Position: Versatile
Tattoos: No
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes, yes, and yes
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? Internet-only, I think
Were they affectionate/passionate? Yes, very
Were they on time? Yes
Would you meet them again? No -- it's complicated
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them? 5 (really a 10)

TGE Readers Eligible to Win Free Tour for Two

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

TGE Members are eligible to win a free tour for two! Wow can you believe 2017 is almost over?! We certainly have been through a lot together this year. A site redesign and hosting issues but you’re still here and we want to thank you

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GAY sundays in Maggy Choo bar/Novotel Silom/BKK

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Chosen as one of Bk-magazine's top 5 Silom bars- it has apparently gay themed sundays with bare sixpack-men showing off. The last Issue of Brunch of the BKK-post weekend magazine showed sunday 26/11 was its 3d anniversary-with a cabaret show by a katoey.

Opening times of that bar are from 8.00-till 2.00-but its unclear when the gay thing should happen-some say afternoon, but the show was evening.

Could be a nice spot to meet non-MBs, anyone has been?

(PS; do not confuse with JIMMY Choo-which is in fact an expensive lady-shoes brand).

Looking Back at 2017 with Gratitude

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

By Philip Sheldon During that time of year when we stop to give thanks for our blessings, I’d like to offer my gratitude to Key West and the people who have made it so special for me. After 21 years of living in Key West – fully one-third of my life – I’ve just moved […]

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Dusit Thani postpones closing

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Khaosod English

 

BANGKOK — An iconic five-star hotel in Bangkok postponed its date of closure until next January.

The Dusit Thani Bangkok will remain open until 2pm of Jan. 5, 2019, said hotel developers Dusit Thani Group. The hotel was formerly scheduled to operate through April 16 before being demolished in July.

 

The group said the postponed closing date will allow people more time to visit the hotel and for developers to plan the replacement project: a mixed-use complex consisting of a hotel, residences, office spaces and a shopping mall. The nearly 37-billion baht project is a partnership deal between the hotel group and Central Pattana.

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/arts/2018/01/04/dusit-thani-bangkok-postpones-closure-january-2019/

Slider Images Inside

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A LGBT friendly overview of Los Angeles

by Cocksurfing Admin @ CockSurfing

Living the city of angels in a gay friendly atmosphere: a guide to what’s hot in the LA and what are the best places to live it fully In addition to being California’s largest city, Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States, preceded only by New York. Its attractions are […]

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Adventures in China, Part 2

by Julianne Keskey @ HE Travel

By Julianne Keskey This is Part 2 in a 4 Part series. For Part 1, click here. Day 2: I had journeyed to China to meet some of the other travel professionals attending the Pacific Asia Travel Association Adventure Travel Conference, and the welcome dinner was my first opportunity. In order to keep us all […]

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A Queer Guide to Chiang Mai Gay Bars and Hotels

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Looking for a fabulous queer night out in Thailand’s northern spotlight Chiang Mai? In this article, I’ll list out the best Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels to queer up your holidays! There aren’t as many Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels in the city as one may hope. It’s a great city, and, like most of Thailand, it’s surprisingly LGBT-friendly. However, Chiang Mai is a bit lacking in fabulous gay spaces. Chiang Mai does have a dedicated street — soi 6 — that’s considered a gay street. However, it’s not nearly as exclusive as, say, Bangkok’s Silom soi 4 or soi 2. Read: A Queer Ol’ Guide to Navigate Gay Bangkok Some may even say this lack of exclusivity is a good thing. While there aren’t a whole lot of Chiang Mai gay bars available, most of them are at least gay-friendly. However, if you’re looking for a fabulous queer night out, just being gay-friendly doesn’t cut it. You need cute bare-chested bartenders, drag queens, glitter, and the whole shebang! Well, I spent a period of 2 weeks in Chiang Mai. And in this article, I’ll tell you all about the exclusive Chiang Mai gay bars. I’ll also give you few recommendations for gay and gay-friendly hotels in the city. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Chiang Mai Best Chiang Mai Gay Bar — RAM Bar One of the most well-reputed Chiang Mai gay bars in the city is RAM Bar. Perhaps the primary reason for RAM Bar’s lasting appeal is their nightly cabaret show. If you enjoy a good drag show, you can’t miss this. Every evening, for a period of two hours, they put out a number of cabaret shows onstage. While the drag bars in Bangkok are more comedically inclined, the shows in RAM Bar are purely performative. The drag queens take you through a whole range of diverse numbers. From ethnic folk ballads to 80s diva classics and steamy Top40 numbers, they serve it all! I went to the RAM Bar on several occasions and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they always change the numbers. The centerpiece of the show featured a steamy out-of-drag performance of Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”. After the show is over, you can even approach the performers, interact with them and take photographs. They don’t charge an entrance fee. However, you’re expected to at least order something while you’re there. The cheapest thing on the menu, including water, costs ฿100 (Approx.  ₹200 | $3.50). Other Chiang Mai Gay Bars 69 Bar 69 Bar is one of the latest Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. It’s also located in soi 6 and has been founded by the owners of the former gay sauna — 69 Massage. 69 Bar offers seating both inside and outside. They have purple walls all around and a cute set of wait staff. However, it’s just a regular gay bar and doesn’t feature any shows. As such, it’s one of the best Chiang Mai gay bars for meeting people, not so much for solo entertainment. Secrets Bar Secrets Bar is one of the oldest Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. As such, its prime demography seems to be an older expat crowd. Secrets Bar is located quite close to RAM Bar. However, when I went there, it happened to be quite empty. However, that isn’t necessarily representative of all days in the bar, Secrets Bar is a great place to chill, play some pool, and meet people. Best Gay Hotels in Chiang Mai  Now that you know about the best Chiang Mai gay bars, it’s time to look into the gay hotels. The best Chiang Mai gay hotels are ideally located within a short distance of soi 6. As such, they’re easily accessible to all of the Chiang Mai gay bars. Duangtawan Hotel Duangtawan Hotel is one of the most luxurious Chiang Mai gay hotels. It has its own outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, restaurants, etc. Furthermore, the rooms offer a clear view of the city beyond. However, what makes it one of the best gay hotels is its proximity to the best Chiang Mai gay bars. You can book Duangtawan Hotel from Agoda. Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai Bodhi Serene is one of the best gay hotels in Chiang Mai. It’s a short walking distance from the Night Market and the Chiang Mai gay bars. Furthermore, it also features an outdoor pool, courtyard, and lavish rooms with wooden furnishings. You can book Bodhi Serene from Agoda. The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel is located on the western front of Chiang Mai Old Town. It’s within walking distance of the best Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. As far as the aesthetic is concerned, it’s designed in a Thai-Lanna architectural style, surrounded by a tropical courtyard. You can book The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel from Agoda. De Naga Hotel Chiang Mai De Naga Hotel isn’t as closely located to the Chiang Mai gay bars as the other hotels on the list. However, it’s within walking distance of some of the most stunning temples and as such is great for sightseeing. It’s also close to GINGER & Kafe, a gay-owned and run restaurant, and several gay massage parlors. You can book De Naga Hotel from Agoda. De Lanna Hotel De Lanna Hotel is located smack right in the middle of Chiang Mai Old Town. As such, it’s within close proximity of all the best queer attractions in the city. The Chiang Mai gay bars are within a short walking distance, as are popular gay spas such as House of Male and Sanctuary. You can book De Lanna Hotel from Agoda. Well, so these are some of the best Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels in the city. As you can see, Chiang Mai doesn’t have as many queer exclusive spaces as Bangkok. However, it still has plenty for a fabulous queer night out in the city! Do comment down below and let me know which of these queer hangouts you liked best. And if you have any other questions about them, feel free to ask away!

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Panama City gay guide: best bars, clubs, hotels and things to do

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Panama City is often nicknamed The Dubai of Latin America because of its immense economic growth in recent years and impressive dense skyline. But unlike Dubai, this mighty Latin American metropolis has […]

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New Experiences in the Grand Canyon

by Julianne Keskey @ HE Travel

By Jim Hill, September 16, 2016 I feel like Lana Turner must have felt when she was discovered while sipping Coke on Sunset Boulevard. But unlike that, I was just walking my dogs around the neighborhood when out of nowhere I was being offered the chance to host a river trip! And this wasn’t just […]

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The Warehouse Hotel: Checking into Singapore’s hottest hotel

by Aja Ng @ WanderLuxe

The much-fêted The Warehouse Hotel celebrates its first birthday this month, and in its...

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SPLASH! No Expectations, Part 2

SPLASH! No Expectations, Part 2

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

by Trisha Moses For Part 1, click here. To read about our SPLASH! tour Click Here!   Today, Captain Glade turned off the engine and let us quietly float down the Colorado River. While we took in the sounds and beauty that are The Grand Canyon, it simply felt like a dream. Some took the time […]

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Huawei Mate 8 Screen Replacement | AlieExpress Review |

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

My Huawei Mate likes to fly; or there are paranormal activities in my house in Yangon. Either one, I had to find for a solution to replace my Huawei mate 8 screen. My phone was not even 1 years old when this incident happened. I just wanted to put my... Read More →

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Nein1234

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name: Nein1234

Profile Number
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location: Pattaya
Age: 18
Weight: 50 Kilos
Body Type: Slim and very smooth
Dick Size: Medium
Sexual Position: Bottomed for me
Tattoos: 1 tiny
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes,

Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? GR only
Were they affectionate/passionate? Yes,
Were they on time? 10 minutes late because of the rain but he called me to let me know where he was
Would you meet them again? Yes,
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them? 4

I met this boy as he is a friend of Surachet.  A good kisser and although not an active bottom he was happy to take a good hard pounding. Prefers to be on his hands and knees Gave a good long blowjob. Fairly new on the GR scene and works p/t in a restaurant

Chiropractor

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Uranus has been bending down too much, and is in need of a chiropractor. In Bangkok. Any suggestions?

Screw Boys 14th November

by @ Gaythailand Forum

So after reading the previous post on screw boys especially the reports of twinky Vietnamese boys working in there I was out the door like a shot and in the bar by 8:45pm just to make sure I didn't miss anything interesting.

There was around 10 boys on stage but I entered anyway as one Vietnamese boy was absolutely stunning. I'm sure I've seen him before working in soi twilight.

I ordered a drink and the nice Mamassan guy was talking to me the usual chit chat about where am I from etc. He asked me what type of guys I like and I said I'm a big fan of Vietnamese boys. He said in around 30 minutes more boys will arrive.

The guy who had initially caught my eye was just getting undressed to go onto the stage although was taking some time while checking his phone.

I pointed him out To The Mamassan and asked about him but unfortunately he could only masturbate with a guy which was a big let down although I've kind of got used to the fact that many of these Vietnamese boys are not even gay!

I waited around for the other guys to turn up which they did and then the Mamassan pointed out another Vietnamese guy which had a bit more muscle on him which i don't usually go for but was still slim but I said not for me thank you.

Eventually the boy of whom the Mamassan had pointed out came and sat by me. He was a lot cuter when close up so I bought him a drink.

After talking and a bit of body contact I headed off to soi twilight to check all of the other bars for my type of guy.

I should note here, I don't usually do Bangkok gogo bars as I don't see the point in paying 3x the cost of a drink to that in Pattaya (call me tight but hey).

This was my treat night in Bangkok! I checked all bars in soi twilight and had a drink in 3 of them. A couple of Vietnamese boys caught my eye in twilight but again was both top only or could only massage.

I left twilight and headed back to screw boys with the boy who I had been sat with on my mind.

The boy greeted me on arrival and I asked him over for another drink and he sat with me again.

I spoke to the Mamassan who assured me he was the one Vietnamese boy that could do anything at all! "This boy is good, be can top he can bottom he can massage he can everything" I was told.

I spoke to the boy to confirm this and he agreed he can do "anything" whilst massaging my leg.

Eventually I said ok I will take you and during discussion decided between us to Go To DJ Station for a couple of drinks and get some food before heading to the hotel.

The boy repeatedly said he can stay with me for 2 hour 3 hour 5 hour up to me, as long as I was happy he was happy because he likes me.

So the deal was done and off to DJ Station we went. On arrival to DJ Station security check they asked the boy for ID. He had only a copy of his passport which security refused! So on our way we went.

Had some food just outside DJ Station (street food) and then headed to my hotel.

Once we arrived at my hotel we relaxed for a while, listening to some Vietnamese music (his choice) and then took showers.

We soon got down to business on my part but I soon got a feeling that this guy is not gay! It went from being all over me in the bar to a cold vibe when I got close as if he didn't want to kiss.

Moving on I pretty much had to direct his head to where it needed to be but after that all seemed fine enough.

I moved things on after a while of 4play and immediately I could see this was going nowhere!

I put on my protection to which he looked in shock and said "you want to f*ck?" Yes I said.

I had only touched him with my hand and he gave the sigh of a painful experience. I said I haven't done anything? (I really hadn't).

I asked him if he was ok to which he replied ok and so I went to get down to the real business and of course just as we touched "diep" (pain) he said (he can speak viet and Thai).

Again I asked if he was ok to which he replied he can not while holding his stomach. I'm unsure why (well I am) because nothing had happened.

He then suggested that we try oral which ended up with me using my hand instead which i guessed was the best I was going to see from my treat in Bangkok and then we (or should I say) I finished.

He went straight to the shower and laid on the bed. He kept using my phone to talk to people on Facebook which i didn't mind as he had no phone himself.

We had agreed in the bar 2000bht for his time for "2 hour, 3 hour 5 hour upto me" and for argument sake I decided to pay him what we had agreed.

He looked at the 2000bht as I put it down and he said "only 2000?". Yes I said.

He then started doing some maths and said "11pm" (which is when I took him) "now 3am" and then asked for 4000bht!

This immediately annoyed me and I said 4000bht for what? You couldn't even fulfil what had been agreed in the bar!

I told him I'm going to sleep as a polite way of saying it's time to go and then he pulled out a receipt for 4000bht and I asked what is it (with my I'm not concerned face on).

It was a receipt for a mobile phone which costs 4000bht. I said oh and that I'm going to sleep. We hugged (he hugged me) and then asked for another 500bht to which i said no and off he went.

In the bar earlier that evening he had added me on Facebook using my own phone and so once he had gone I thought let me just check something.

I looked on his 'interested in' section (sexual preference) and of course it said he is interested in women. What's the chances.

So basically I had offed a straight guy who I was assured is gay and bottom (or everything) by himself and the Mamassan and it was a lie to get money from me!

I've learnt my lesson and next time I will tell boys in the bars that if the boy can't fulfil what was agreed I will give him 500bht. But then again they will say they didn't understand!

My experience was a wasted evening and a waste of money at screw boys taking a straight guy who had no intention of performing but was ready to see it through for the money!

What was I possibly paying 4000bht for? I wasn't taking him to spend time with him as he full well knows!

Lesson learnt!

Hornet nice boy

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name: Saiy
Profile Number: @ipl02
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location:  Sathorn/Silom   Bangkok
Age: 21
Weight: 57 kilos
Body Type: Slim, small guy/ About 170 cm tall.
Dick Size:  medium, nice and hard
Sexual Position: Top, possibly versatile but I think he prefers not.
Tattoos: No 
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes, and beyond.
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? Working boy at Classic Boys, from Lao.
Were they affectionate/passionate? Yes, very
Were they on time? Yes
Would you meet them again? Yes, absolutely. We have continued to chat on Hornet.
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them? 5

Detailed Description of the encounter or any other details you wish to share:

 

Saiy is gentle and playful. I only saw him for an hour while he took a break from Classic boys and visited me in my hotel on Suan Phlu. He asked for 1,000 baht and I was happy to pay.  I seem to recall he said he would do an overnight for 2,000. I think he expected to be fucked even though he is a top, and he was relieved when I told him I was fine with just kissing, hugging, massage, and lots of oral. He was shy and a bit business-like at first, but soon became enthusiastic and joyful. I liked him very much and hope to see him again when I go to bkk in December. He tells me business is very slow at Classic Boys and he only gets paid if he has a customer there, so I hope this review might get him some customers!

Bangkok Michelin Restaurants – the Michelin Guide

by @ Gay Bangkok


First Bangkok Michelin Guide announced today.

⭐️⭐️ Three Restaurants including famous Gaggan
⭐️ 14 restaurants including a ‘street shop’ Jay Fai

Personally I am happy to see Jok Prince mentioned as Inspectors’ favourites for good value.

https://guide.michelin.com/th/en/bangkok/restaurants/page/1?max=30&sort=relevance&order=desc

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Top 15 Places to Visit in Vietnam

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries to backpack through. Every region presents its own set of unique wonders. In this article, I’ll give you a brief intro to the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. When I first started backpacking through Vietnam, I thought 30 days would be more than enough to cover the whole country. Boy was I wrong! There are so many great places to visit in Vietnam that it left me scrambling to see them all! Towards the end of my travels, I was on an overnight bus for literally 5 days at a stretch. I would reach my destination, explore it all day, and then move on to the next. I couldn’t see all the places I wanted to see, but I still saw plenty. Anyway, I hope you don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you have enough time, go to Vietnam for 2 months, at least. If not, this article will help you determine which are the best places to visit in Vietnam. Arranged from South to North, these are the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. 1. Phu Quoc Island Phu Quoc island is located off the southern coast of Vietnam. It’s a pretty chill island with some great beaches and amazing trekking opportunities. It’s not as crowded as some of the other islands in Southeast Asia, but it’s every bit as stunning. Important Things to do in Phu Quoc Island: 1. Explore the various Phu Quoc Beaches, especially Cay Sao Beach and Long Beach. 2. Check out the fabulous Phu Quoc Beach Clubs, especially Paradiso Beach Club. 3. Climb up to Suoi Tranh Waterfall. 4. Eat gross crustaceans at Dinh Cau Night Market. 5. Explore the whole island on a bike. Read: Top 5 Things to do in Phu Quoc Island Best Hostel Accommodation Q Hao Hostel Approx. ₫ 120,000 ($5.50 | ₹350) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Phu Quoc Agoda page. 2. Mekong Delta Mekong Delta, located on the southern tail of Vietnam, is popular for its floating markets. They use boats to navigate canals that are used for trading and commerce purposes. I personally didn’t much care for Mekong Delta. However, a lot of people really seem to enjoy watching people trade fruits and vegetables. Read: Exploring the Mekong Delta Floating Markets Best Hostel Accommodation Mekong Delta Inn Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Can Tho Agoda page. 3. Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh is usually either the first or the last city that people explore. It all depends on where you start traveling from. Either way, I’d suggest that spending 2-3 days in Ho Chi Minh City is more than enough. It’s definitely a city you must explore, especially because of its connection to the Vietnam War. But beyond that, it doesn’t come close to being one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Important Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels. Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta Floating Markets. Spend a day sightseeing. You can check out the Museum of Ho Chi Minh, the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and Starlight Bridge. If you enjoy partying, you can spend a night or two at the (in)famous Bui Vien Backpacker Street. Finally, check out the local markets and get some cheap souvenirs! Read: Top 5 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Best Hostel Accommodation Bui Vien Hostel Approx. ₫ 150,000 ($6.50 | ₹420) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Ho Chi Minh Agoda page. 4. Mui Ne Mui Ne acts as a beautiful and relaxing punctuation between travels through Vietnam. It doesn’t offer a lot of great attractions or activities. However, it features some lovely beach clubs and resorts. Important Things to do in Mui Ne: Chill out at the Beach Clubs, such as Joe’s Cafe and Garden Resort. Take Kitesurfing lessons. Go sandboarding at the White and Red Sand Dunes. Hike along the Fairy Stream. Explore the Fishing Villages. Read: Top 5 Things to do in Mui Ne Best Hostel Accommodation Mui Ne Backpacker Village Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Mui Ne Agoda page. 5. DaLat After the quaint coastal bliss of Mui Ne, you can get amped up for some heady activities at DaLat. This is a mountain town popular amongst backpackers for one primary reason — Canyoning. Most people go to DaLat for abseiling, rappelling, cliff jumping, and other freaky activities. You can read more about my experiences in my blog The Thrill (and Terror) of Canyoning in Dalat. Important Things to do in DaLat: Go Canyoning. Wander amongst the labyrinthine corridors of Crazy Houses. Explore Pongour Waterfall. Get lost in the dizzying cavernous Maze Bar. Take a cable car to Truc Lam Temple. Read: Top 5 Things to do in DaLat Best Hostel Accommodation Mooka’s Home Approx. ₫ 100,000 ($4.50 | ₹280) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Da Lat Agoda page. 6. Nha Trang Nha Trang is a coastal city a short drive from DaLat. It’s not nearly as amazing as Mui Ne or Hoi An, the coastal cities that come before and after it. However, you’ll be passing it one way or the other. So you can make a shortstop. Important Things to do in Nha Trang: Go to Bai Duong Beach. Explore Ba Ho Waterfall. Explore the Po Nagar Cham Towers complex. Check out the Long Son Pagoda. Read: 8 Fun Things To Do In And Around Nha Trang Best Hostel Accommodation iHome Nha Trang Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Nha Trang Agoda page. 7. Hoi An Hoi An is definitely one of the top 3 places to visit in Vietnam. And when it comes to cities, it’s perhaps the best in all of Southeast Asia. It has everything you can ask for. It’s a coastal city so it’s got some peaceful beaches. There’s a countryside full of lush green fields waiting to be explored and limestone hills waiting to be scaled. And finally, the city itself is stunning and glows up in beautiful embers every night. Important Things to do in Hoi An: Explore Hoi An Ancient Town. Check out the Lantern Market. Get a tailor-made suit for yourself. Explore the countryside. Dig your toes in the sand. Scale the Marble Mountains. Take a Day-Trip to BaNa Hills. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An Best Hostel Accommodation Vy’s Seaside Homestay Approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hoi An Agoda page. 8. BaNa Hills BaNa Hills is one of the most popular hill stations in Vietnam. It’s a charming French medieval-esque town that you can only access via cable cars. Getting there is difficult and expensive but it’s well worth it. It’s more of a European themed amusement park than it is an actual town. As such, they have street performances every 30 minutes, rides, street food vendors, etc. Important Things to do in BaNa Hills: Explore the Botanical Gardens. Wander amongst the French Village. Check out the Street Performances. Go on a Rollercoaster Ride. Explore Fantasy Park with its arcades and wax museums. Read: Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town Best Resort Accommodation Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills Approx. $80 | ₹5,200 9. Hue Hue is the ancient heart of Vietnam. It can be compared to Siem Reap in Cambodia. As such, it’s one of the most important places to visit in Vietnam for history buffs. Popular for its vast swathes of ancient temple grounds and complexes, you can spend 2-3 days here. Unfortunately, this is one of the locations I had to skip, though my friends said they loved it. Important Things to do in Hue: Enter the Forbidden City. Take a Dragon Boat to Thien Mu Pagoda. Wander amongst the Tombs of the Emperors. Walk along the Japanese Bridge. Explore Hue Imperial City. Read: 7 Awesome Things to do in Hue, Vietnam Best Hostel Accommodation Freedom Hostel Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hue Agoda page. 10. Phong Nha Phong Na is popular for its vast swathes of stalagmite and limestone caves and grottoes. The most popular cave here is the Phong Nha Cave, which has been inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read: Things to See and Do in Phong Nha Best Hostel Accommodation Phong Nha Gecko Hostel Approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Phong Nha Booking page. 11. Ninh Binh Ninh Binh is one of my most cherished travel destinations from Vietnam. Even though it’s not extremely popular, I think it’s one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. It’s often referred to as an Inland Halong Bay. That’s mostly because it’s popular for the limestone cliffs that rise out of the rivers. However, unlike Halong Bay, it isn’t crowded with tourists all the time and is quite peaceful. Important Things to do in Ninh Binh: Explore the Grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An. Trekking and Exploring the Local Ninh Binh Villages. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Read: Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh Best Hostel Accommodation Tam Coc Homestay Approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Ninh Binh Agoda page. 12. Hanoi Hanoi forms the central triumvirate of attractions in the Northern Vietnam portion, the others being SaPa and Halong Bay. It’s not one of my favorite places to visit in Vietnam and it isn’t particularly noteworthy as a city. It’s not as visually stunning as Hoi An, and it doesn’t have a lot of attractions in close vicinity either. However, it’s used as a base to explore SaPa, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh on either side. Important Things to do in Hanoi: Go sightseeing to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Explore the area around the Hoan Kiem Lake. Go to the Hanoi Opera House. Watch a Water Puppet Theatre. Read: 12 Things to do in Hanoi that you shouldn’t Miss Best Hostel Accommodation Central Backpackers Hostel — Old Quarter Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hanoi Agoda page. 13. SaPa Valley SaPa is one of the most visually stunning places to visit in Vietnam. It’s a quiet mountain town popular for its vast green hills offset by rice terraces carved on the sides. Most people stay at local homestays here and trek around the rice terraces and local villages for 2-3 days. Important Things to do in SaPa Valley: Explore the Rice Terraces. Visit Cat Cat and Ta Phin Villages. Climb Fansipan Mountain. Check out the Cat Cat, Thac Bac, and Thac Tinh Yeu waterfalls. Eat local street food. Read: Top 5 Things to do in SaPa Best Hostel Accommodation Sapa Odyssey Hostel Approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the SaPa Agoda page. 14. HaLong Bay HaLong Bay is often the last (or first) stop for most tourists. It’s another one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam. In fact, most of the Vietnam travel brochures you read probably feature scenes from HaLong Bay. You can set upon a cruise here for 2-3 days, exploring hidden caves and islands. Important Things to do in HaLong Bay: Discover hidden caves and grottoes. Go Island Hopping to Cat Ba Island and others. Go Kayaking. Take an overnight Cruise. Read: 5 alternative things to do at Halong Bay Best Hostel Accommodation Halong Happy Hostel Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) Best Cruise Halong Paloma Cruise Approx. ₫ 4,855,500 ($215 | ₹13,750) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the HaLong Agoda page. 15. Cat Ba Island Cat Ba is the largest of the islands in the Cat Ba Archipelago. It’s accessible via boats taken from HaLong Bay. This is a popular overnight destination for tourists who have embarked upon a HaLong Bay cruise. Read: 5 Things to do on Cat Ba Island Best Hostel Accommodation Central Backpackers Hostel — Catba Approx. ₫ 230,000 ($10 | ₹650) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Cat Ba Agoda page. Well, so these are the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. I hope this will help you plan your travels through Vietnam better than I did. If you want any other information on traveling through Vietnam, such as the rates, transportation, food, visa, etc, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. Having said that, I hope you enjoy this amazing country. Do comment down below and let me know about your personal favorite places to visit in Vietnam as well!

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Bitcoin in Pattaya

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I have a Thai friend that works in a hotel. During my last visit we talked a little about bitcoin. When I got home he asked me more questions about bitcoin. I setup a wallet for him and put a few hundred baht of bitcoin in his wallet. Over time it has grown and now he wants to buy more on his own. Is there anyone in Pattaya that buys and sells Bitcoin?

I have a friend that dies but he is only in pattaya on a whim at times and I think it would difficult to meet when he has baht to invest.

If you have any helpful info please private message me.

Splendors of Southeast Asia | Gay Vietnam | Gay Cambodia- HE Travel

Splendors of Southeast Asia | Gay Vietnam | Gay Cambodia- HE Travel


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Colorful gay Vietnam and Cambodia tour. Visit Hanoi, Hue, Saigon, Angkor Wat, temples and ruins. Sail Halong Bay and relax on the Mekong River delta.

Surachet

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name: Surachet

Profile Number: 25366432
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location: Pattaya and Bangkok
Age: 20
Weight: 53 Kilos
Body Type: Slim
Dick Size: Medium
Sexual Position: Bottom only
Tattoos: 2 x small
Did they live up to your expectations? Yes, very much so

Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup? GR only
Were they affectionate/passionate? Yes,
Were they on time? Yes
Would you meet them again? Yes, already have done so 4.5
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them?

 

Quite shy at first but after a shower he was happy to kneel and give a good blowjob. A good kisser and an enthusiastic bottom.

I met him 2 nights later with a farang friend of mine and he performed as on the first date. He gave us both excellent blow jobs and then bottomed for us both. He flits between Bangkok and Pattaya.

Gay Libya 2017–No Place, No Peace

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

A gay refugee Khaleed from Libya has said “the issue of the many armed militias is one of the most urgent facing Libya’s new provisional government… this is also the biggest issue gay Libya.  The second is building civil society, law and order and stabilizing the economy’, which does not appear to be happening any

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Top Five Gay Friendly Hotel Saigon | Vietnam | Reviews | Kiki Journey

Top Five Gay Friendly Hotel Saigon | Vietnam | Reviews | Kiki Journey


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Looking for a list of the best Gay Friendly Hotel Saigon? Look no further! Browse & Book the Best LGBT hotels in Vietnam and SE Asia!

'Health massage' doesn't exist anymore

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Just back from my holiday and I want to inform you that one of the best places for massage by nice twinks is defunct.

 

"Health massage" in Silom 64 building is closed. A notice on their door says that since June 2017 they have relocated to a location nearby Ekkamai station. But when I went to the new location it was clear that their business model has also changed: only women. 

 

Was my favourite massage place the few times I have been in Bangkok now. Luckily I saw some nice boys in the massage places on Thanon Surawong.

"Bangkok to host 'the world's first gay sports day'" -- Dec. 23

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I usually leave it to Reader to post info like this, but FYI :-

 

On Dec 23, the Bangkok gay community is taking over National Stadium for a sports day and pride parade.

Bangkok Gay Festival 2017 is organized by Bangkokgay, who are claiming the event as "the world's first gay sports day" to take place in a real stadium.

The day's highlights include a parade of muay Thai fighters led by Parinya "Nong Toom" Charoenphol, the first ever transgender muay Thai fighter, and a full molam band providing live music.

On top of a packed roster of sporting events is the pride parade, which will take place inside the National Stadium at the end of the day.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketbox, with special promotions until the end of the month. All seating areas are B500 (originally B900 and B1,500). The profits from the festival will be donated to Wat Phrabat Nam Plu, the temple/foundation that treats people with AIDS.

For more information about the event, contact 089-149-3175.

In related news, what had been billed as Bangkok's first pride parade since 2006, which was set for November, was recently postponed. Bangkok Pride is now likely to take place in early 2018.

 

http://bk.asia-city.com/nightlife/news/bangkok-host-worlds-first-gay-sports-day-december

Cat Ba National Park

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

Cat Ba National Park is located in Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city. The national park is centred on Cat Ba island, a 28,500 ha island, which lies 20 km due east of Hai Phong city and immediately to the west of Halong bay. The national park also incorporates some of the small islands and marine...

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Is Bocas del Toro in Panama safe for gay couples?

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Two gay boys hanging out on Bluff beach with no one around, except a few friendly Golden Retrievers, the palm trees and the gorgeous backdrop of the Caribbean. We celebrated […]

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How To Spend Christmas Alone While Traveling (And Other End-of-Year Musings) 

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

Hey friends! I hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday season and that your New Year’s plans involve cheap Ubers and sparkly dresses. I wanted to write a bit about my rather unique Christmas, and what’s to come in 2018! First Summer Christmas, First Solo Christmas When I signed up for another Christmas in …

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Lurker

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Michael has informed me that Lurker passed away in his Hotel.  I have no other information.

 

Very sad that after spending  so much time planning and thinking about his first trip to Thailand, that this would happen to him in a strange country.

 

RIP  Lurker

A Photo Journey Into Singapore’s Weirdest Attraction

by Dan @ GlobalGiraffe

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Stacked Images Inside

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GALLE

by Alan @ Holiday Houseboys

GALLE, SRI LANKA Galle is located in the south western tip of Sri Lanka, and is the capital of the Southern province. Its location was of major strategical importance for the trade of spices from Sri Lanka to their colonnial owners. First came the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British. ...

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Homemade Ricotta

by Julianne Keskey @ HE Travel

Place of Origin: Sicily, Italy By Julianne Keskey I’ve always loved the excitement (and sometimes the challenge) of making things from scratch that you would normally just toss into your cart at the grocery store. Not only does it taste better and fresher, it gives you a sense of accomplishment that you can’t get from […]

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Babylon Barracks floor questions

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I've paid for a room on the barracks floor at the Babylon Hotel in Bangkok and I have a few questions and certainly could use some advice from anyone who has stayed there.  I'm older (74) and have recently sold 2 gay clubs and bars in NYC and West Hollywood, so I'm used to being around gay guys of all ages and dealt with dancers both clothed and fluffing themselves before getting up on the gogo boxes.  In other words, I've been around the block.  That said:

 1.  Can anyone tell me what the floors are like?  

 2.  Does each room have a door for privacy?

 3.  While the idea, as I understand it, is to encourage mingling among the guests with the opportunity to play with each other, are there facilities for some privacy when it comes to hygiene?

 4.  Are your valuables and property safe in the room?

 5.  I know there is a room safe, but what about clothes, shoes, etc?

 6.  Any other advice for a white guy in pretty good shape attracted to Asian guys...even other saunas to patronize

 

Thanks

Top 5 Gay Friendly Hotel Toronto | Canada | Reviews

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

Toronto is considered one of the most gay-friendly places on earth according to Lonely Planet. Today we will explore the best gay hotel Toronto, Canada and we have selected for you the best accommodations in this magnificent  city!   The Ramada Plaza Toronto 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Toronto   The... Read More →

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Tawan Bar, any updates ?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I am planing to go to Tawan Bar perhaps tomorrow night. Is there anyone that can update me *anything* about the bar? Wonder whether those mascular guys returning from their holidays or the current state of the bar.

Being Closeted in Hong Kong and Singapore

by Kevin Hardy @

For the closeted gay man, or lady for that matter, life can therefore be very stressful, very fraught. Keep your head down. Make sure no-one sees you out with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Double check that no-one is unduly watching you (especially in Singapore).

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Top 7 Things to do in Chiang Mai

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular cities in Northern Thailand, surrounded by mountains and valleys on all sides. It draws its appeal for too many reasons to list. However, in this article, I’ll tell you about the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. When people think of Thailand, they usually think of Bangkok or the beaches and islands down south. As such, Thailand is often treated as more of a party destination. However, there are some true gems in Northern Thailand as well. The city of Chiang Mai is the perfect base from which to explore all of those hidden treasures. I spent a period of two weeks in Chiang Mai. Over that time, I also explored the regions around Chiang Mai. In this article, I’ll give you an outline of the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. Read: Bangkok Travel Guide — Navigating Asia’s Sin City 1. Sightseeing Chiang Mai is every bit as developed as Bangkok. However, it’s not as chaotic. It’s a pleasure to simply walk around the city and explore all that it has to offer. If you love exploring pagodas, you’re in luck. Chiang Mai Old City has hundreds of temples. Some of the most popular temples in the city are Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Umong, and Wat Sri Suphan. If you’re really interested in them, you can read this article on the 7 Best Temples in Chiang Mai. One of the most popular things to do in Chiang Mai is to speak to the monks. Several of the temples give tourists a private audience with a monk. As such, if you have any questions about their lives, you can ask away! Chiang Mai Old City also has a river running right through it. Most of the backpacker hostels are located around it because it’s the most beautiful spot in the city. You can walk along the riverside and explore all the dining options and street food joints. 2. Bathing an Elephant Almost everyone who visits Chiang Mai takes a day to go to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Chiang Mai. One of the reasons why Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is so popular is that they treat their elephants with love and care. I know that sounds like something that all sanctuaries should do. However, it’s not. I’ve been to plenty of places that treat animals terribly and encourage the most abusive tourist practices. They left a pretty bad taste in my mouth. As such, initially, I was also pretty queasy about going to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. However, as I eventually learned, they’re an ethical sanctuary that puts the needs of the elephants ahead of all else. For starters, they don’t let anyone ride the elephants. The Elephants aren’t made to do little tricks for the amusement of tourists either. Furthermore, all tourists are given outfits that won’t be jarring to the elephants’ sight. You can touch them if you please, admire them in their natural habitats, and bathe them. 3. Witness a Muay Thai Boxing Match Muay Thai is a type of Boxing that’s considered Thailand’s national sport. It’s also one of the toughest forms of martial arts. As such, one of the popular things to do in Chiang Mai is witnessing a Thai Boxing match. The most popular stadiums for this are Kawila Boxing Stadium and Thapae Boxing Stadium. The entrance fee is between ฿400 to ฿600 (Approx. ₹800 to ₹1200 | $12 to $18). 4. Go on a Culinary Expedition You can’t really know a city until you’ve tried some of its local cuisines. North Thailand has a set of cuisine unique to it, different from the rest of the country. The following are some of the must-try dishes, according to me at least. Cha Yen Cha Yen is a traditional Thai Iced Tea. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks in Thailand. You can find one in any restaurant in the city or in the street joints as well. Tom Yum Noodles This is a type of sour and spicy noodle soup served with chicken or beef, along with lemongrass. However, the most delicious aspect of this dish is the type of noodle they use. It’s a crispy noodle that gradually grows soft as it’s allowed to soak up the gravy around it. Khao Soi Khao Soi is a typically North Thailand dish made of red curry and coconut milk. It’s served with noodles and chicken. If you’re on a budget, and you’re looking for a place to eat at regularly, try The Samurai Kitchen. Everything in their menu costs just ฿59 (Approx. ₹115 | $1.75). 5. Partying There are a bunch of great spots for partying all around Chiang Mai. However, the riverside area in Chiang Mai Old Town has some of the best party places. It’s lined with bars and clubs that blast music late into the nights. If you wanna’ go bar hopping, you can check out this list of Top 10 Nightlife spots in Chiang Mai. My personal favorite party spot was The Ram Bar. It’s a gay bar that hosts some of the most stunning Cabaret shows in all of Thailand. While the drag shows in Bangkok are comedically driven, Ram Bar is purely performative. If you enjoy drag shows, definitely check it out. Read: A Queer Guide to Chiang Mai Gay Bars and Hotels 6. Day Trip to Chiang Rai One of the most popular things to do in Chiang Mai is to take a day-trip to Chiang Rai. It’s located about 2 to 3 hours from the city center. You can simply book a tour from your hostel or hotel. However, if you’ve got a bike, that’s even better. What’s so special about Chiang Rai? Chiang Rai has some of the most unique buddhist temples in all of Southeast Asia. They’re popular for their Black and White Temples. These are temples painted either entirely white or entirely black. It’s a stunning sight to see. However, the prime attraction is the Pure White Temple. 7. Weekend Trip to Pai Pai is a hilltop city that’s extremely popular in the backpacking community. It’s located about 4 hours from the city, and makes for a great weekend getaway. A lot of people I know went to Pai for just a weekend but ended up staying for a month or two. There are a number of really chill hostels in the city. Furthermore, there are a great many things to explore. They have stunning waterfalls, bamboo bridges, hot springs, etc. Basically, Pai is a really fun and chill place to be in. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Pai Where to Stay in Chiang Mai Best Backpacker Hostel in Chiang Mai — D-Well Hostel D-Well Hostel is quite a luxurious backpacker hostel in Chiang Mai. They have really clean facilities and comfortable dorm rooms. Furthermore, they have a common room with TV, plenty of couches, etc. It’s a great place to meet other people. They also serve breakfast in the hostel, which comprises nutella, jam, toast, milk, cereals, etc. And they also leave out plenty of snacks for you to keep munching on all day long. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs ฿500 (Approx. ₹1000 | $15). You can make the booking from the D-Well Hostel Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in Chiang Mai — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa is a minimalist resort that looks a bit like a wooden box from the outside. It’s located right next to the river and features 84 luxury accommodations surrounded by reflecting ponds with water lilies. It’s a true paradise resort. You can check out the latest rates at the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Chiang Mai hotels and accommodations in Agoda. So these are the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. However, this is really just a beginners manual on things to do in Chiang Mai. There’s so much more to do and see in Chiang Mai if you’re there for a longer period. Do comment down below and let me know what your Chiang Mai travels were like. If you think I missed out on something vital, feel free to mention it down in the comments!

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Where should I go ?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hi

 

It has been more then a year ago sibce I last visited Pattaya so I ask your fellow-members for some advice/help .

 

December 2017 I will visit Pattaya and Jomtien for 1 week. I have decided that this time I will stay in Jomtien and /i managed to book myself a nice 3 persons max.-appartment in one of the resorts there

I come to Pattaya with my own car so I can easy travel to Pattaya and back.

 

I love femme twinks and hope you fellow-members can give me advice of the Go-Go's/bars/massage joints I should visit to find a what I am looking for.

 

Boystown I visited last time and I found many cuties in Toyboys; kawaii and cupidol. Are this still the bars to go too ? Sunee I went last year too but I found it a "dead" plaza. So I will skip this time.

I especially would appreciate some advice regarding Jomtien (Complex). Where should I go for my twinkies ?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

Treasures of The Mekong River - Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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My Experience with Tourradar

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

My experience with Tourradar Having been an experienced traveler I never really saw myself doing a days long guided tour. To be honest I was a bit worried it would be a waste of money since I really didn’t see myself enjoying being under tour

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I-Am-Sweet-Boy2014 #15099672

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

Profile Name:  I-Am-Sweet-Boy2014
Profile Number: 15099672
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes
Location: Pattaya
Age: 18 (was able to provide an acceptable ID to thehotel)
Weight:  50Kg
Body Type: Slim
Dick Size: Medium to large for slim boy
Sexual Position: Bottomed
Tattoos:  None
Did they live up to your expectations?  No – I have met him two times
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? Yes – but now bears the tell-tale scares of a meth user – scabs and lesions on legs/arms
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup?  Moneyboy
Were they affectionate/passionate?  No
Were they on time? Yes
Would you meet them again? No – first time I met him he was going to top me but was unable to get hard.   That could be a result of his drug use.  His breath had the discernable smell of the typical bad Thai breath along with a meth user.   I gave him a second try because he presented himself as having stopped the drug use and was a good bottom.  
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them? 0

Detailed Description of the encounter or any other details you wish to share: Arrived and right away I could tell he was more into drugs than before.  I kept at it because I was horny and wanted to try a nice slim bottom boy. He was disappointing on all counts. Showered and laid on the bed and was non responsive.  I am glad he rarely opened his mouth because the stench was horrible.   It helped I was a bit drunk.   He bottomed and was half hard.   I “faked” an orgasm after about 5 minutes and sent him on his way.  

Farang food pricing spat

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Coconuts Bangkok

 

A viral Facebook post from a Thai woman who paid THB150 ($US4.7) for street food became the talk of town when the vendor admitted she overcharged the woman because the waiter mistook her for a Chinese tourist.

 

On Monday, Suthaporn Lee said she had a dish of pad kaprow moo grob (stir-fried pork belly with holy basil) at a pop-up stall at Neon Market, but she was charged THB150 for a dish that typically costs THB35-50 (about US$1-1.50) on the Bangkok streets.

 

The Neon Market is in Pratunam, an area popular among Chinese tourists.

 

But when reporters from Amarin TV went to the market yesterday and inquired about the situation with the stall’s owner, she admitted that THB150 is a farang price, and overcharging the Thai woman was a mistake.

 

Vendor Manee Maitree said that her waiter simply wrote down the price wrong because Suthaporn “looked Chinese.”

 

“She told me that there’s a Thai price, and the numbers on the menu are farang prices,” Worapan Khunthongchan, a Thai customer, told the TV station.

 

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/dual-pricing-happened-thai-charged-farang-price/

 

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BEST GAY TRAVEL INSTAGRAMMERS OF 2017!

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

We are so excited to announce that the awesome Gaycities who we absolutely adore, have nominated and awarded us as their best gay travel Instagrammers of 2017! We’re super excited […]

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Just a very simple trip report

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Because i cant write in english properly so i just can give this simple trip report (although the real experience is not that simple) just hope you people not laugh...LOL..

Yesterday (08/01) arrived at don mueang airport around 3.30pm due to flight delayed almost 1 hour (you know airasia is suck)..
Not many people at checkpoint just groups of mainland china who cant read signboard properly and always jumping que.
30 minute later i already go out from the airport.try to take taxi service at the counter and the price is 850Baht from airport to silom and i think its ridiculous..so i jump to public bus to mochit and from there take MRT direct to silom totally cost me only 73Baht.

Checkin at my regular hotel nantra silom for 5d4n (cost 3080Baht after discount from expedia)..the girl at receptionist never smile as always..maybe she hate her job..maybe she need quit her job and become gogo girls..LOL..

After take dinner at one fine muslim restaurant in silim road i went to patpong night market to buy t shirt and some souveniour for relatives and friends.

Than go to TAWAN as always..mamasan there (a man with glasses) quickly recognized me..because i always tipping him..not many boys at stage most of them just lying at sofa infront stage like one of member of this forum quote "like sea whale lying at the rock"..all familiar face but i never left tawan alone so i pick kong,handsome muscular hunk..i offed him one time before so he know me and know what i want..its make things easy for both us.

Just short time and i tipping him 2000Baht as always and he rush back to tawan because need to attend show at 10.45pm..i take shower and sleep.

DAY 2 (09/01)

Today i planned to go to national museum but after google some information its closed on monday and tuesday so i canceled the plan..than i plan to visit wat arun but also cancelled because feel no mood today..maybe tomorrow..i dont want visit wat pho or grand palace because already went there on my last visit to bangkok 1 year ago..so i just rest at my room watching tv with all thai language program even english movies they translate to thai..LOL..

At 5pm,i got some idea to visit arena massage at silom plaza (only 10 minute walk from nantra)..only 7 masseurs there when i arrived although almost all muscular but their face is not my type LOL..only one have cute face with nice body and a tatto at his left chest..his name is don or ton or something sound like that.

Massage session is 1.5 hour and his massage skill is so so..but this handsome boy is very quite and look shy but he got a very big cock..first time i see giant dick like that..so the happy ending is good and i tiping him 1500B (minimum tips is 1000Baht) and he look happy with that amount.

Suddenly i got idea to ask him coming to my hotel tomorrow morning-so i no need to pay fee at massage center- but its very hard to talk about my idea to this boy because he cant understand even a simple english so we use google translate LOL..and he agreed to come to my hotel tomorrow morning before he start work at arena at 12pm..

So now i just rest at my room typing this trip report before sleep and wait tomorrow to see my handsome boy with giant cock..

Adventures in China, Part 3

by Julianne Keskey @ HE Travel

By Julianne Keskey This is Part 3 in a 4 Part series of Adventures in China. For Part 1, click here & for Part 2 click here. After a few days of work (and a little play) in Luoyang, we were all curious and ready to explore more of Henan Province. With our complimentary bus […]

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Skytrain fares rising slightly

by @ Gay Bangkok

From Khaosod English

 

BANGKOK — Commuters will soon have to shell out a few more baht every day to ride the BTS Skytrain.

 

Fares will rise by up to 3 baht on the Sukhumvit and Silom lines starting Oct. 1, Surapong Laoha-Unya, executive director of the Bangkok Mass Transit System Co. Ltd., announced Monday.

 

Fare increases will not affect stations along the extended Sukhumvit Line, from BTS On Nut to BTS Samrong.

 

Current fares of 15 baht to 42 baht will rise to 16 baht to 44 baht when the new schedule takes effect in just over a month. Traveling farther than seven stations will cost 44 baht instead of 42 baht.

 

The fare hike will also apply to 30-day cards, for both general riders and students: up 1 baht per trip. That means, per month, regular commuters will have to pay 1,300 baht for 50 trips, 1,080 baht for 40 trips, 725 baht for 25 trips and 465 baht for 15 trips.

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/transpo/2017/08/29/skytrain-fares-increase-oct-1/

Australia Approves Gay Marriage: It’s About Time

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

 A New Dawn It is a daunting and crushing moment to realize how long it has taken a modern culture to take responsibility for establishing equality among it citizens. After a tortured and long process of street demonstrations, a costly national referendum and a parliamentary debate this 21st century democracy wiggled and struggled to legalize

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Stay Safe in Jungle

by AdventureTours @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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Uploading a video

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Heu guys,

I'm trying to attach some videos from the party, and it seems like it is not allowed. Is there a way to attach/upload videos to a post? Not a YouTube one, a video file, just like a photo attachment.

Thanks!

Bed Bugs at Sansuk Sauna Guest House! Help!

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hi everyone,

A topic I wish I wasn't discussing but wondered if anyone has had similar experiences and could offer any advice.

I flew into Thailand just under 2 weeks ago and after spending one night in BKK headed to Pattaya. I went straight to Sansuk sauna and guesthouse where I stayed in one of their guesthouse rooms.

Each morning at Sansuk I was waking up with what looked like rashes on my arms and thighs and could not work out what was causing it. I asked at reception a few times who said they had never seen this before. Luckily I had my trusted tea tree oil with me and so used that on the rashes which took them down in no time.

What I began to notice was that I was ONLY getting these rashes (bites) when laying on the bed in my room and nowhere else whatsoever. I've had the odd mosquito bite and can tell the difference.

I couldn't for the life of me work out what was causing this to happen and so began to search the term rash in various Thailand travel groups on Facebook.

Some results looked like my rash where as other looked much worse. But many people was pointing to it being bed bugs.

I then googled How To spot bed bugs as I've never had an experience like this before and came across various things to look out for some of which said look for the bugs themselves or evidence of the bugs being squashed under pillow and mattress.

On first inspection I could only see very tiny bits of what looked like red / brown bits the size of a grain of sand if that and only about 3 in the whole bed so didn't think much of it.

I then pulled all of the coverings off of the bed including the mattress topper to find what looked like red/Brown dots only under the pillow area. Apparently this is where the bugs have been squashed.

I then lifted the mattress up and there is was. The red/Brown dots all over the under side of the mattress and a few visible bed bugs!

I got myself straight into the shower (I hate creepy crawleys) and then went got my things together and checked out and showed reception my photo evidence of my bites and the bed bugs just to receive much confusion about what problem was. I showed pictures of the mattress, along with other illustrations of bed bugs but they didn't seem to understand fully.

I asked for the manager but he wasn't available and was still charged the full room rate for my stay after being told they will spray the bed. I didn't have time to argue the room rate as my taxi had arrived to go to BKK to meet a friend.

In the taxi to BKK I did a bit more research only to find that bed bugs can travel with you and live in ridiculous conditions! Luckily I had packed any clothing which had been on or near the bed in a plastic bag. Unfortunately I hadn't fully sealed the bag as I later knew the importance of.

So I arrived at my hotel in Bkk and immediately checked the bed for any bed bugs there as I was now getting concerned but all was clean!

The bag of clothing was near the door ready to go to the laundrette and although it was almost sealed it did have a small opening at the top where it was so full of my clothing.

As I hadn't been getting much sleep due to these bites (was waking up very early each day at Sansuk) the first thing I needed to do was sleep for a few hours before meeting my friend. My eyes was sore from lack of sleep!

I woke up late and my friend arrived within 30 minutes of me waking so we went out and I thought I will wash my clothes the next morning.

Well the next morning I woke up with bites yet again! 5:30am to be exact! So I'm now in a new hotel and still being bitten but it was considerably less bites than I received in Sansuk.

I got out of bed and stood next to the bed to research bed bugs more (as I said I've never been through anything like this before) and I see that these things are probably now inside every bit of luggage I have with me! Including my large suitcase!

I picked up the bag of clothing to be washed and took it into the bathroom and did s close inspection with a damp ear bud and found what looked like another one of these grain of sand red/brown bits apparently it's where the bugs have shed skin. So I'm assuming the bed bugs have definitely travelled with me and have got out of the bag and made their way to the bed to bite me again!

I spoke with the reception at my new hotel and told them about this and they moved me to a different room where I am now and I have sealed EVERYTHING including my clothes in black bin bags tied tightly and put them in the bathroom.

I am beyond P'd off as I now have no clothes to wear and am stuck in my room which is beginning to ruin my trip.

I messaged one of the reception guys at Sansuk as I have him as a friend on Line to say please make sure you tell the manager about the bed bugs problem in that room and don't let anyone else stay in there and that I now have to throw many of my clothes in the garbage. He has read the message but no reply and has now gone quiet. Before he would message me every single day whist I was in the UK (I added him on Line during my last stay at Sansuk Sauna for ease of checking room availability).

I wonder if any of you guys can offer any advice on what i should do next?

I understand washing my clothes on high heat temperature is needed but I can't find a self serve laundromat in Silom only serviced ones and I can't guarantee that they will wash the clothes on a hot enough temperature for long enough. I have tried putting some clothes in boiling water in the sink so I at least have something to wear but no success as the water keeps running out of the plug and cooling between boiling the kettle FML plus I'm probably going to ruin all of my clothes from this experience any way once they are washed on such a high temperature!

As it stands now I have laid in my room all day naked and managed to get some much needed sleep but this evening felt 2 more bites and had two more bumps from them.

I don't know what to do next, I have everything inside black bin bags apart from my large suitcase which is also in the shower cubicle and I wiped it out with baby wipes and didn't see any evidence of bed bugs in it.

Even once I have cleaned the clothes, what about my suitcase and electrical items? The last thing I need is to take them back home with me!

If anyone could offer any advice on this matter it would be a great help!

And just to add I've always enjoyed my stay at Sansuk and the staff are very pleasant but after this experience it would be impossible for me to stay there again.

Thanks Guys!

Want To Travel For A Living? We’ll Show You How

by Dan @ GlobalGiraffe

You’ve been reading lots of travel blogs, and the owners look like they’re having fun, you want to abandon the hot and stuffy office to join them. Could it really be that simple? Actually, it can, and it doesn’t take that much effort at all to travel for a living. We’re going to show you […]

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Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnam’s two main cities lie more than one thousand kilometres apart. Can’t choose which one to visit? Here’s our lowdown on how they differ.

Ecotourism in Vietnam

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

Let explore eco-tourism in Vietnam including national parks from North to South Vietnam. Give us a hand to preserve our environment, culture and traditional Cuc Phuong National Park Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh...

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POLL #2. What do you normally tip for long time in Pattaya ?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

What is your median long time tip in Pattaya ?

 

PIck the number closest to your choice.

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Hua Hin

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Any news on the gay scene in Hua Hin?

Navigating the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (with a Grindr guide)

Navigating the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (with a Grindr guide)


Gay Star News

I’ve always been rather skeptical of those who claim to be on Grindr to 'network' or 'looking for a room'. Following a recent trip to Vietnam, I've been forced to review my cynicism...

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

1 night in Bangkok

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hi all,

 

It's been a long time since I've been in Thailand and had free time to enjoy myself. I get to stay in Bangkok for 1 night in transit and looking to make the most of it.

 

Last time I was transiting via Bangkok I got lucky and met a young Chinese couple off Grindr. I'm not counting on such luck this time so eager to get up to date with the best spots.

 

My type depends on my mood. I'm a sucker for twinks but can be partial to a bit muscle too. Are there any specific bars that cater to my taste more than others?

 

Following the funeral of the King is the Sanam Luang area back to normal? Are military boys curbside like in the past?

 

Finally I'm in 2 minds about hotel choice. I was thinking to stay near Suvarnabhumi and then just get transport in and use short time hotels. Or should I aim for central?

 

Hoping this post can get approved asap. Excited for my visit and to make the most of my time :-)

Gay Life in Lithuania 2017

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

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Lithuania is a mostly rural country, sparsely populated with 2.8 million people (yet, the most populous of the three Baltics countries) with hundreds of tiny villages some only a handful of wood and stucco houses, perhaps a store or two, maybe a rail depot surrounded by sprawling crop lands, pine forests and lakes all criss-crossed

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CHIANG MAI

by Alan @ Holiday Houseboys

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand, located some 700 kms north of Bangkok and with a population of approximately 400,000 people. ‘Chiang Mai’ means ‘New City’ because it became the new capital of the Lan Na dynasty in 1296, deposing the f...

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Hello world!

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Expert expats

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Khaosod English

 

 

BANGKOK — Expert expats with high salaries can apply for four-year professional visas starting in mid-January.

 

That’s when a long-awaited program offering visas that can be extended by four years at a time will be made available to foreigners earning 200,000 baht per month and up.

 

“More than any other type of visa, the Smart Visa will give the most benefits and privileges,” said Lt. Col. Thanarak Boonyaratkarin of the Immigration Bureau Police. “You will be able to stay for a long time and bring your family over.”

 

Starting in January, foreigners who meet the Smart Visa’s requirements can apply for them at Thai Embassies in their respective countries or the One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits at Chamchuri Square in Bangkok.

 

To be eligible for the Smart Visa, a foreigner must earn more than 200,000 baht a month in specialized industries such as tech, robotics, health care and more. The goal, Thanarak said, is to attract entrepreneurs and experts with technical know-how to stay in Thailand longer.

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2017/12/27/4-year-professional-visas-arrive-next-month/

Gay Life in Estonia 2017

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

In 2014 the Estonian parliament passed a gender-neutral Civil Partnership Act on a close vote of 40 to 38. It was a major achievement that resulted from much lobbying and persuasion of the congress. It was a gain for LGBT citizens and for the country itself as it continued its growth away from half a century of brutish control by the Soviet bear next door. The Civil Partnership Act came into effect on January 1, 2016. This was a milestone event also as Estonia became the first ex-Soviet country to legalize same-sex partnerships. The new law acknowledges civil unions for all couples, regardless of the gender of the partners, and grants same-sex couples rights and responsibilities similar to marriage between heterosexuals.

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How to save money on your next hotel booking with Nustay

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Nustay hotels is the latest travel website we have discovered which we are absolutely loving. It’s one of the best travel resources for booking hotels because it provides the lowest available hotel […]

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A Quick Packing List for A Van Trip Around New Zealand!

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

I am heading on a road trip around New Zealand next month (read more about it here), so I’ll need a few extra items in my backpack. Luckily, Christmas is coming, and my parents have been asking me what I would like, so I figured I would turn it into a blog post! (Take a …

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News from Chiang Mai

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Been here 3 months now and visited a few more places.

 

House of Male - the gay sauna - went there on a mid afternoon Sunday - the front of the place looked like a water drilling site - about 6 customers whilst I was there - one other westerner, a Chinese guy and the rest were middle aged Thai.  Lockers was relatively secure with key plus additional padlock and key - didn't appear to be that dirty or grubby as some other reviews had commented -  2 staff on duty.  Stayed about an hour which was 40 minutes too long.  Maybe it was just the day but it was place that I won't be rushing back to.

 

Classic House Massage  - good location not far from Thapae Gate -  always friendly and a range of guys mainly of the well built type.  I had an acceptable massage from a beefy guy but the ending was only ordinary,  Massage done on a floor mat with shower in a separate room.  One plus is that you get to see the wonderful Non and Woody if you visit there.

 

Marnmai Massage - located in small shop in the Chang Phuak area - a tuk tuk ride from Thapae Gate - nicely appointed place - massage table and shower in the room - mirror at the head of the bed.  A total fee including the tip is paid prior to the massage.  You pay for an hour and a half but there seems to be a rush to have things over and done within an hour.  Guess if you are firm about it you will get your full time.  Went 2 times the second guy was an absolute dream ( forgot his name!!!) Khun Noom is also there - haven't had the pleasure yet but spoke to him and he is very personable  -  he is a very well built man who has received good reviews about his massage skills - next time!!!

 

Common Massage -  in the Santitham area near Chang Phuak - small shop front - about 5 boys offered from IPAD photos - selected one and paid upfront including the tip - then passed through   another room where there must have been 15 + guys sitting around - so not sure how the 5 were selected.  Nice room, massage table - separate shower room.  Massage was acceptable but the ending had to have been the most sensual and exhilarating experience I have had in a long time.  Will be returning.

 

Orion Bar - always a few customers at Orion especially with its new location - friendly place for a game of pool and plenty of drinks - lots of people watching from this location - lots of fun and laughs

 

Secrets Bar - have made a couple more visits to this bar but only ever one or 2 customers in the times I visited.

 

Station One - In the building on the opposite side of the road to the Kalare Night Market - walk through to the back.  Nice open bar space - well appointed tables and chairs - friendly -  always plenty of boys to sit with or play pool

 

Ram Bar - yet to get there

 

Adams Apple - yet to make it there

 

Favourite water hole - El Patio in Nimman - Spanish food, wine by the glass or bottle, Blues music on a Friday night - great version of Nadine -  and 2 of the nicest wait staff ever

Rice Village Homestay | Hoi An | Independent Reviews

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

I have spend more than 2 weeks in Vietnam (my second time in first country after the 2009 visit) and Hoi An was to be one of the highlights of my trip. And I have to say that Rice Village Homestay was one of the best hotels accommodation during my trip... Read More →

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The best time to visit Vietnam

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

Reasons for making a trip to Vietnam in spring and autumn To be honest, it is strongly recommended that travellers should join a Vietnam tour in autumn (August to October) and spring (February to April). Why? It’s because this is the perfect time when the weather is quite good (the light rainfall and moderate temperature)...

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3 Places You Should Visit

by AdventureTours @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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Thailand–A Place for Gay Old Men

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

Getting old and gray does not mean giving up romance. In southeast Asia, especially Thailand, many retirees find renewed comfort and pleasure among the country's welcoming younger gay generation. Unlike western attitudes toward age-differential relationships mature men here are respected and appealing here. Beyond sex there is often genuine affection and love between these partners.

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Exploring BaNa Hills is one of the most visually exciting and confusing parts of traveling through Vietnam. I went exploring BaNa Hills from Hoi An. I hadn’t heard about it before. But while I was in Hoi An, a few backpackers told me about this lovely French medieval-esque mountain town that I simply had to explore. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An I googled some of the pictures and they looked simply stunning. It did fit the description. It truly was a little French town in Vietnam. The architecture, the music, the performances, so very European. However, what really confused me was just how white it was. All the waiters in the restaurants, the people working on the rides, and the performers… all white. I mean, I get it, it’s designed in a European theme. But sheesh, did they also have a White Only policy? Anyway, regardless of that, I really enjoyed exploring BaNa Hills for a day. In this article, I’ll give you a detailed overview of this little French fantasia. If you want to read about my musings on the sheer whiteness of it all, you can skip to the last part — BaNa So White. How to get to BaNa Hills Taking a Tour The easiest way of exploring BaNa Hills is via a Private BaNa Hills Full Day Tour. It will cost you $75 (Approx. ₹4,806). However, that will include the cost of transportation, the cable cars, and a lavish buffet in the best restaurant. The only problem is that you’ll be on a clock the whole time. As such, you’ll have to explore everything quick so that you can get back to the rendezvous spot in time. Going Solo You can also go exploring BaNa Hills on your own as well. But it will cost you almost the same as the group tour. You’ll have to first get to the city of DaNang. From there, you can get a roundtrip taxi which will cost you approximately ₫ 600,000 ($26 | ₹1,700). The entrance fee, including the cable cars, is ₫ 650,000 (Approx. $28 | ₹1,850). If you decide to enter the Wax Museum while you’re there, that will cost you extra. The Wax Museum price is ₫ 100,000 (Approx. $4.50 | ₹300). As for the food, if you get the same buffet as the one offered in the tour, you’ll have to pay ₫ 200,000 (Approx. $9 | ₹600). What (and Where) to Eat in BaNa Hills There are plenty of food stalls all around BaNa Hills. They offer everything from waffles, hot dogs, and Bahn Mi, to lavish buffet spreads. I recommend eating at Arapang Restaurant. They serve a lavish buffet that never ends and includes everything you could possibly ask for. The cost of the buffet is ₫ 200,000 (Approx. $9 | ₹600). What to See and Do in BaNa Hills The Botanical Gardens The first stop from the cable cars will be the botanical gardens. This is an incredibly stunning location, full of a colorful range of exotic flowers and orchids. You can also wander around the buildings in the area to check out some of the Buddha statues, wine cellars, etc. The French Village After the Botanical Gardens, the French Village is the next stopover. It’s pretty crowded all the time. Over 10,000 tourist set out exploring BaNa Hills every day, and all at about the same time. All of the buildings here are designed in a French colonial style. However, what you realize soon is that BaNa Hills is less a town and more of a theme park. They have festival-like street vendors and food stalls all around the premises all year round. They have live music playing all the time. And there’s a horde of tourists everywhere. The French Village isn’t very large. You can pretty much explore all of it in 30 minutes. The Fantasy Park While exploring BaNa Hills, one of the central attractions to check out is the Fantasy Park. It’s kind of like an amusement park that goes three floors down. There are gaming arcades and massage parlors on the lower floors. There’s a roller coaster next to the building, and there’s also a wax museum you can check out. Again, one of the most stunning aspects of the Fantasy Park is the architecture. It’s designed in an elliptic TimBurton-esque style that’s really cool. Best Time to Visit BaNa Hills The best time for exploring BaNa Hills is probably during the “Bestival Festival.” It’s a beer-drinking festival that goes on from the 1st of August to the 3rd of September. Other than the beer drinking, the festival also sees a lot of street performances, held every 30 minutes. I got to witness one which started off as a Star Wars inspired skit, followed by a pop medley. However, since this is a festival during peak Summer, it’s also the busiest time. If you would rather explore BaNa Hills in (relative) solitude, and don’t care for the festivities, go during the winters. Where to Stay in BaNa Hills If you want to explore BaNa Hills in solitude and quiet, you’d have to stay overnight. Most people here come with the tours, which finishes at around 5 or 6 in the evening. So the ideal means of exploring BaNa Hills is to stay here overnight. Unfortunately, BaNa Hills doesn’t have any hostels or cheap hotels. As such, you’ll have to choose between one of several expensive luxury hotels. The best luxury hotel in BaNa Hills is Mercure Danang French Village. It’s centrally located, has some great views of the town, and is designed in a manner that goes along with the French medieval vibe of the whole town. They also have a fitness center and barbecue facilities. You can check out the latest rates at the Mercure Danang French Village Agoda page. BaNa So White Now… as I mentioned earlier, while exploring BaNa Hills, I was really confused about the Vietnam-erasure. It didn’t seem like a place that belonged to Vietnam, or even to Asia. The French-styled architecture made sense because Vietnam used to be colonized by the French. As such, you can see French influences in every facet of life in Vietnam, be it the food or the architecture. However, while exploring BaNa Hills, I was hard-pressed to find a single brown face in a position of service. It was all white folks. From the wait staff at the restaurants to the street performers. Upon speaking to some of the folks there, I found out that most of them were fellow travelers and backpackers. Some of them wandered into BaNa Hills while traveling and simply decided to find a job for themselves for a little while. And furthermore, BaNa Hills is a tourist attraction more than an actual town. A tourist attraction based on the USP that it’s a little Europe tucked away in the heart of Vietnam. That’s what draws all of its local and international tourism. So I suppose that explains why BaNa is so white! I don’t wanna’ jump to any conclusions about how they keep it so white, but imma leave it up for interpretation. La Fin! Well, so that’s all about exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Colonial Town! I hope you enjoy checking it out. And I hope this article helped you figure out how to get there and what to do. If you have some other recommendations about exploring BaNa Hills, please mention it down in the comments! If you want to find out anything else about Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers as well. In it, I tell you about all the other amazing things you can do in this beautiful country!

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Portfolio With Video

by admin @ Holiday Houseboys

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489 new busses for Bangkok

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From Bangkok Post

A sole remaining bidder is expected to receive a contract from the Bangkok Mass Transit authority to supply 489 natural gas fiueled busses.

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Earth Day 2015

by AdventureTours @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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Hanoi    vs    Ho Chi Minh City - Gay Vietnam

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City - Gay Vietnam


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Page 1 of 2 - Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City - posted in Gay Vietnam: Thinking of doing long weekend holiday in Viet Nam.....just 3 or 4 days.From those that have been, whick city recommended? Hanoi? Ho Chi Minh City?

SPLASH! No Expectations, Part 1

SPLASH! No Expectations, Part 1

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

by Trisha Moses To read about our SPLASH! tour Click Here! I am the only woman on a tour with ten gay men, plus our Captain and his assistant, the swamper. How will it go? Will they like me? Will they be bothered to have a female on their tour? I will have to wait […]

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Branson, not just Country Music Anymore!

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

By Cliff Locke When we decided to go to Branson in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, all I heard was country music and backwoods. I mean, after all, the Beverly Hillbillies was filmed there, you know the episode when they went home to the hills? So what could be there that I actually wanted to […]

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Our top 5 best scuba diving sites in Asia

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

We love scuba diving and always try to squeeze in as much of it as we can during our travels. We first got certified during our big trip in Asia, then […]

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Outside Massage and Get a Massage on Hornet

by @ Gay Romeo, Grinder and Other Hookup Sites

This guy has two profiles on Hornet. Outside Massage and Get a massage...

Profile Name...see above
Profile Number
Is this the Guys First Review? Yes/No...yes
Location: Pattaya
Age: 27 I think
Weight: Kilos 55?
Body Type: Slim/Athletic/Muscular/Average...Slim
Dick Size:... big
Sexual Position: Top/Bottom/Versatile...top as far as I know
Tattoos: Yes/No Details...yes a few on his back. No problem
Did they live up to your expectations? God yes
Did he look like the photos you saw Online? ...yes but lost a little weight
Is he a "working boy" or just a hookup?.. Massage boy
Were they affectionate/passionate?... Yes
Were they on time?... Yes
Would you meet them again?...Def
On a Scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, what would you rate them?..... 10 even more

Detailed Description of the encounter or any other details you wish to share:

Firstly, I never bother with massages and this guy is an Internet massage boy. I thought I could get him to go straight to the business end of the Massage...as he looked so cute.

He started with a leg massage which went on a bit and I was thinking just go with the flow.

He progressed to the abdomen after about 25 minutes which was doing the trick.

His technique can only be described as Awesome.

The happy ending part lasted about 30 minutes (!!!!) and was utterly intense.

He squirted a massive load and I reciprocated.

Has to be said it was the best off I have ever had anywhere in the world.

I may re-think my attitude to massages from now on!!

Jomtien accommodation

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I appreciated the recent posts about Agate. Are there any other recommendations for gay/gay-friendly hotels in Jomtien? 4* star standard.

Exploring the gay friendly side of Tokyo

by Cocksurfing Admin @ CockSurfing

  Today LGBT tourism is slowly evolving, especially in the cities of Tokyo and Osaka Tokyo, in addition to being the most eastern capital of the world, is undoubtedly the most fascinating metropolis in Asia, although it actually conserves very little of the original city that was founded in the 15th century apart from the […]

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

Recommendations for anniversary dinner

by @ Gaythailand Forum

My partner and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary in Bangkok this weekend and are looking for recommendations for a nice dinner place for Thai food in the Silom area which is not too over-the-top pricey or a must-go touristy place like Vertigo, State Tower LeBua etc. Thanks in advance!

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

Is Having a Gay Racial “Preference” Actually Racism?

by b brian topaz @

You've seen them in gay personal ads for relationships or hookups - "No Asians" or "Whites Only." The people posting the ads would probably tell you that it is simply their "preference." But, is it really "preference," or is it actually racism?

Are all Gays “Boys” in Vietnam?

by admin @

I don't need to give you any deep insight to the meaning of the word “gay.” I think most people will know that it has the archaic meaning of “happy.” When “gay” started to be used in English to mean “homosexual,” it was eventually exported as such to the rest of the world. “Gay” for “homosexual” is now a common word in many languages like German and Japanese and also now in Vietnamese. However, in Vietnam, the words “gay” or "boy" do not always mean the same thing.

Condemnation of "disgusting farangs" in this Land of Smiles...

by @ Gaythailand Forum

It is so heart warming to read the condemnations of these stupid farangs who exposed their butts in a temple, and how they deserve lashes and other punishment for their crime...   Crime?

 

It just came to my attention an episode in the news that confirms that not all is smiles in this land:

 

"Thai cadet’s death, organ removal spark debate on military’s hazing culture"

 

"When the parents could receive the corpse of their 18-year-old son, he lacked brain, heart, stomach and bladder. Now they demand clarification. The death of the cadet sheds light on brutal practices in the Thai military"

 

One can google articles about this incident everywhere.

 

With the smiles of the money boys and other nice Thais we cross everywhere it is easy to forget that there is a repressive regime in place. To give lashes to some immature tourists who exposed their butts in a temple? Is this so different from the case of the American tourist in N. Korea who was caught removing a political pamphlet and thrown in jail which caused his death?  I rather choose to live in a country with good individual rights. 

Extraordinary Things Happen When We Follow Our Dreams

by Michael Philipson @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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Think Nepal: Help if You Can

by b brian topaz @

In some ways, the Nepalese approach to life and death, and in this case, tragedy, are very different than that of most westerners. Some might say their outlook is stoically admirable in a general sense. The overwhelming majority of the people in Nepal practice Hinduism, with beliefs in karma (action, intent, and consequences), Dharma (duties, ethics), Samsara (the continuing cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth), and Moksha (liberation from samsara or liberation in this life), as well as the various Yogas (ways to attain Moksha). Nevertheless, a tragedy is a tragedy, and we, as a global community, owe it to them (Dharma), and to ourselves (karma), to help our fellow humans whenever and wherever we can, with donations, large or small, with whatever we can afford. Please give if you can. Below is a link where you can choose for which organizations you would like to donate.

City Comfort Hotel Bukit Bintang | Kuala Lumpur | Review

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

For my third time in Kuala Lumpur I have decided to stay in a hotel close to the party & food & shopping area of Kuala Lumpur: Bukit Bintang. City Comfort Hotel Bukit Bintang was my hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I have booked it 2 months in advance and I got a... Read More →

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Top 5 Gay Friendly Hotel Montevideo | Uruguay | Reviews

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay is easy going capital with a great night life and great hotels as well. Today we have selected for you the hottest gay friendly hotel Montevideo. My Suites Boutique Hotel & Wine Bar 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Montevideo   My Suites Boutique Hotel &... Read More →

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Diem Lien Guesthouse | Mui Ne | Photos & Review |

by Vlaicu Sorin @ Kiki Journey

Diem Lien Guesthouse in Mue Ne was our second stop location and hotel in Vietnam. Before booking the guesthouse in Mue Ne I have made a extent research of the location where to stay in Mue Ne. At the end I have chosen a hotel close to the dunes. I... Read More →

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Tawan bar update

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I just went there on Jan 12 2018.

 

The price has increased to 400 baht.

 

Didn't go in because not living within walking distance and BTS last train at 12 pm.

 

There was one hunk trying to pull in customers to see the show which last 40 minutes.

 

Took a peek inside at 9 pm,quite a lot of Chinese customers were sitting there ogling boys on stage before show starts at 11 pm.

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Hua Hin, Thailand–Gay Life Beyond Bangkok

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

GlobalGayz - Gay travel and culture worldwide: stories, photos, news

Hua Hin Thailand is a modest-sized city on the country's southern peninsula that has become a popular vacation destination due to its balmy climate and long beaches. There is not a LGBT community there, rather only a couple of venues; one is a bar and the other a hostel.

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Do you think this hotel overreacted to an influencer’s ‘free stay’ request?

by Diandra Soliano @ WanderLuxe

UK-based YouTuber and social media influencer, Elle Darby, says she had “nothing...

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WHERE TO STAY IN VIETNAM - GlobalGiraffe

WHERE TO STAY IN VIETNAM - GlobalGiraffe


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Where should I stay in Vietnam? Let these top travel bloggers help you with a few recommendations!

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam has never had anti gay legislation. You never hear of anything bad happening to a gay tourist in Vietnam. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho

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LGBT expo to be held in BKK-Impact - 25/28-1-18(2061)

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Pre-announcement-for those who may be interested: from the last issue of magazine ThaiPeuan/Desire. In Hall 4 of that giant exhibition complex in Muang Thong Thanee (a big skyscraper comnplex-where a lot of Burmese have found home)-quite far out of town (somewhere near DMK-Airport, Cheang Wattana rd-where der christian started his career in BKK).

No idea what it will show- i guess mostly expensive beauty treatments and financial interests?!

WPBKK 2018 - Trip report - Happy People

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hey everyone, starting to write this at the plane back home. I want it done while all is as fresh and accurate as possible.

Starting again with an introduction. I'm a 33 year old Israeli, married + 1. This is my 4th trip (and trip report) to BKK. I love travelling alone for sex and party adventures. With the recent addition to our family, I felt an on going, growing desire to feel independent, self centered and have a trip that focuses entirely on MY needs. Don't be mistaken, I love my husband and daughter. But, I needed the break. My husband is well aware of all my needs and thoughts and while he does not accept them happily, he understands them and we find a way to make this work.

I have been contemplating the idea of visiting BKK for a circuit festival party for the last 3 years but never got serious about it. When the White Party Bangkok (WPBKK) punlished the dj lineup and I saw 2 names that I liked - Sagi Kariv (Israel) and Suri (Spain) the idea of going started getting serious. Just didn't know how to sell the idea to my partner. Once the rumers of the arrivel of the mother of all gay djs, my favorite love, Offer Nissim, I knew that is my ticket. I will explain more what is Offer Nissim for me, for now lets just say I am a really big fan and my husband might understand if I wanna see my favorite dj in my favorite city. So started talking about it, also in this forum, and as time passed by it got more and more real.

This was an expensive trip for me. That is to be expected from a short trip combined with NYE dates. Since this was a 80 (a little more that 3 whole days) hour trip (excluding flights) I did not see any other option than using the only direct flight with our shitty local airline that has bad prices, bad service and planes older than my mom. But also, for BKK they have perfect time slots for both directions to sleep very well and avoid any form of jet lag. That ticket was 1050 USD (and an additional 150 USD for TLV-BKK one direction economy premium) which is considered rather standard for that line at this time of year. No sane Israeli will come to BKK only for NYE weekend so there was no high demand that made ticket prices incline. That was not true for hotels. My gury, Vinapu, recommended that I order as fast as I can the hotel and he was right, prices inclined by the week. I usually stay in Surawong's Meridian but this time I followed Namazu's advice and ordered the hotel near the party area Centara Grand @ Centralworld (Namazu, best advice ever! Thanks). The price for 3 nights was 860 USD. Yes, I know, no one should pay those prices for lodging in BKK. But for me, it was worth it. Also purchased a VIP full festival WPBKK pass for 9000 BHT. European prices for an Asian circuit festival in BKK. So unfair for most of the locals that can only dream to enter there. There should be a discount for them. Of course that makes most crowd for the parties to originate from more wealthy Asian countries. This trip was also in very high risk for cancellation for various reasons so I insured the flight, hotel, party ticket so that I can cancel for any reason up until 12 houts prior the trip (100 USD). So paid more than I'm used to for BKK, but didn't care, this was MY trip and I wanted the best for myself as I don't get everyday to meet my favorite dj in my favorite city.

One last thing before starting actually to report, as similiar to previous trips, I started sexting on the apps with FakeGPS a week before. It was on PlanetRomeo that I got a text from the guy that I will spend most of trip with. It was a profile that I would not text to myself. The reason for that is that it was a faceless, PERFECT, torso. Those usually seem unreachanle or fake to me so I don't bother. It's a good thing that he texted me. For the purpose of this report, and in order to respect his anonymity, he shall be called V after his perfect V shaped body. Some of the details are blurred to respect his privacy. So we started talking and he seemed not only hot but nice as well. He was in the WP staff. So we said we will meet when I arrive since he will probably be on a break. I didn't expect to meet him cause this guy is the kinda guys that can have anyone he wants from the party, and with all due respect to myself, that party has the highest percentage of amazing looking muscle gods (or gueez haha).

So, after this long introduction, let's get into buisness. Arrived Thursday, Dec 29th at Ben Gurion airport for the 11PM direct flight to BKK. Saw dj Sagi Kariv at the plane, wished him good luck, took a sleeping pill (didn't want to leave anything for chance) and woke up 8 hours later. 2.5 hours later landed 2:50PM BKK time friday 29th. Smell of Suvarnabumi makes me happy, immigration queue (45 mins) makes me anxious. I had to pick up my festival pass by 5PM at Centralworld. Traffic was shitty most of this trip. Used more motor taxi im other cases to avoid it. Arrived at Centralworld 450 PM, took my pass, bought a 2000 bht worth of drinking ticket to use at the party, went to my room and texted V I have arrived to see if he has a break and wants to meet. Checked in Centara deluxe smoking room with king bed. As expected, a high standard, 5 star hotel. V came 10 mins after me, to my room. Overwhelmed by how he looks, I tried just to be cool and not to act excited. I suggested him to rest in his break but he wanted to make out so I complied haha. Connection and chemisry was intense immediately. I wanted to fuck him and he seemed tired for that and suggested after the party. Was fine by me. He asked if he can use the hotel gym later. Gave him my second key room and told him he can use it for the gym whenever he wants. I verified with him that he knows he needs to text me if he wants to come to the room to avoid any awkward situations.

After he left, I met my almost monogamous boyfriend from my last BKK trip. The localy based fashion designer. I told him 2 weeks prior my arrival that I'm coming to WPBKK and that I need gay, white, unique party shoes. He did a great job. Met him for in room dining and sex at my place. Club sandwiches and beer were excellent, sex was too. He left at about 930PM.

HPSQM (Homos per Square Meter) on Grindr was one of the highest I saw and resembeled Gay prides around the world. I was still a bit horny so invited a hunk aussie that suggested he just come to my room for bj and to drink my cum on his the way to the WP. A short, funny and hot 10 minute interaction. He was very high. Probably E. At that point I was happy and not horny at all. Decided to come late to this night's party cause this night was my only chance to go to the bars. On the other nights the parties were more important than the bars.

Arrived at Tawan 22:30. Place was already full. I got a bad seat. There were two guys I would totally off for a muscle worship session but they were both occupied with other customers. Looked aroud to search for others I find attractive but did not find. I decided to leave at 23:00 cause I knew no chance for a good off and didn't want to waste my time on a show I have seen several times. So from there, based on forum recommendations went to Jupiter. Show already started. The show as a show is very enjoyable with some impressive eye candy. Rules of the place were less clear to me: who can be offed? how do I off? But as sexy as the guys were, they all seem unmotivated to be offed and so I just enjoyed what was a nice show. And I also kept in mind that hopefully, I'm returning to my room tonight with a guy that attracts me more than them. Passed by Soi Twilight, and returned to the room to get dresses for my first Asian Circuit party, The White Party: Military Ball. Bought at the WP booths a militay harness and straps to match so I followed the dress code. Left the room at about half passed midnight.

Flight wheels touch the ground now. Slept great also on this return flight. Going straight to work. Will continue soon.

Recent trip

by @ Gaythailand Forum

A short and sweet update of a recent trip. Short on time and typing skills.

 

Two nights in Bangkok.

 

The banana bar I enjoy for cheap drinks and good interaction. Took a staff member from there on the first night as felt too tired to look much further. pretty enough lad with a reasonable effort made but not to be repeated. was a Saturday and looked relatively slow.

 

Second night took a boy form hotmale. A thai gogo dancer in black briefs. was a super cute adorable young man who could dance exceptionally. A pleasant time worth repeating.

 

looked in Jupiter. not so model looking to me - dark not light lads. unlike some report i was getting interaction from some with take me off gestures.

 

Babylon  on both days - always enjoyable and always good encounters. I appreciate the fact that what you get there are Asians who genuinely like you, albeit the go go boys can do an admirable job at making you believe this.

 

Pattaya - took a Bangkok taxi down but a Mikes taxi back.

Mikes taxi was very good and 1200 including tolls.

 

Pattaya - Toyboys is usually my favourite but I found them listless. went to cupidol and the lads were much more engaging. took a beautiful boy who turned out to be a superstar to me. had him 3 days and nights. Also took him Nab with excess whiskey drunk but great fun. 4.30am finish is damn late for me.

 

Had a massage boy in Jomtiem complex - slim boy who surprised me with his equipment and enthusiasm. not often do they of own choosing shallow...enough said.

 

Jomtiem complex busy but for my liking I find the boys a bit rough as an off - i tend to go for the pale and pretty look but not always..however i enjoy the place for drinks. always have good experiences with experienced handsome go go's. walked through on bingo night and appeared popular. for retirees i see the joy in regular less intense evenings.

 

pooped into sunnee to look. a few punters but not much. obligatory sleaze at goodboys.

 

tips - I will not say as I am always far too generous. i know the rates but somehow i always end up giving considerably more. i am fine with that as I am not retiree on a fixed income. i always give the correct tip in one hand and the extra as 'I like you" in the other to make clear it is an act of generosity as opposed to stupidity. next time i think i'll ask what they want as undoubtedly it will be less than i give.

 

 overall 12 encounter in 6 days leaves me knackered and ready for rapid sleep on my return flight.

 

Sailing into History on the First Ever Miami Gay Pride Cruise to Cuba

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My Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Visit

My Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Visit

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Join us at Whistler Pride gay ski week festival this January!

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We’re excited to be heading to the Whistler Pride gay ski week on 21-28 January 2018. This is one of the biggest and best LGBTQ ski weeks in North America. WHAT IS WHISTLER […]

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November visit - Pattaya then Bangkok

by @ Gaythailand Forum

November Visit

 

This short - 10 day - end of the month visit while similar in some respects to earlier trips that I’ve reported on was a bit more bland…but I’ll get to that. 

 

For a change, I’m using a bullet point system to report rather than my usual narrative.  No reason other than to see how it works.

 

·      Using miles for a business class round trip, I learned that required me to travel on partner airlines (I’m Star Alliance).  Round trip booking:  United to Hong Kong, then Thai to Bangkok, and on the way home Thai to Taipei and then Eva to home. This mandated long layovers in Hong Kong and Taipei.

 

·  

    Left San Francisco on 20 November.  United Polaris (i.e. business class)…my window seat has no access to the windows due to the design of the cubicle.  Doesn’t seem to matter as the windows were shut for the entire flight in the business cabin.

 

·      Arrive Hong Kong, no longer stamping passports, just get a sticker that is to be retuned when I depart (no one asked for it when I did depart).  Went to a nearby hotel and slept for six hours.

 

·      Checking in with Thai airways (the “partner” for the first flight to Bangkok on November 22nd, I am asked to sign a waiver removing Thai from any responsibility if I am not admitted to Thailand. (!)   I ask why and am told I don’t have enough space in my passport for the required “chops”  aka entry/exit stamps.  In my polite voice, I note that I have several blank pages and LEARN that these are not visa pages but endorsement pages…not the same thing.

 

·      This is now a concern…so I head to the Thai lounge and have some food and decide it’s up to fate.  Board plane for easy flight to Bangkok.

 

·      One of the first off of the plane, I enter the immigration area and am astounded to find there is no waiting, I walk up to a booth and hand in my passport.  I watch as the agent/officer pages through my passport but soon hear a satisfying sound as he stamps my passport.

 

·      Change $200 USD for THB at rate of 32.04…dollar down, trip will be more expensive.

·      Van, my friend and Hot Male veteran, is waiting as I exit customs.  The driver from Mike’s service is also there and we depart for Pattaya (car cost is 1,000 THB).

 

·      Arrive at the Poseidon just before noon.  The Junior suite I booked is ready and I check us in -  2,000 THB a night.

 

·      Van and I shower and spend some time in bed – I mostly sleeping.  Nice to be held while I sleep.  When we are both awake, we catch up:  Van is still working two jobs, garment worker during the day and Hot Male at night.  He gets three days a month off from each job, using those days from the garment job for this jaunt to Pattaya, he paid his off fee to Hot Male so he could meet me.  (yes, I will reimburse him but note he did not ask to be reimbursed…very possible he knew I’d take care of it…we do go back almost five years).

 

·      Agree on some signals that if I want to off someone, how he will know to make himself scarce or helpful.

 

·      Go for a walk to Dongtan to see how the reconstruction is going…it’s a Wednesday so the umbrella zones are having their day off.  Government has posted signs of what the area will look like (maybe) once it is finished…plan is to install lots of tress to replace the trees that were removed.

 

·      Light lunch at Sandbar…discuss plan once we get beyond “it’s up to you”.  Boyztown tonight, Sunnee tomorrow, and Jomtien Friday…though Jomtien is our “hood” so it with be a part of each night.

 

·      After dinner at Poseidon – one of the reasons I stay at this hotel, this is my fourth visit, is the food.  Van tells me his Thai dishes are excellent…I’ve never thought of Thai when choosing a meal there.

 

·      Head by Baht Bus to Boyztown, arrive at Oscar’s at 8:45 hoping for a BBB parade.  Not tonight…Boyztown looks quiet (it’s a Wednesday), only one Chinese tour group parades past while we’re there.  Panorama has lots of vacant seats.  Van and I split agreeing to meet up /check in at a certain point.  I check out Cupidol and Toyboys…nothing to add to what’s been reported recently.

 

·      BBB crowded but some seats, my favorite no longer there.  15% or more female audience.

 

·      Meet up with Van and we return to Jomtien and catch the Venture show – sit up close and  see how mechanical the staging appears to be.  So many dancers surround the lady boy diva, then switch to her other side and repeat the same moves. 

 

·      Leaving, and heading toward the hotel, Jomtien complex is in full swing, it might be a weekend night rather than a Wednesday midnight.  At the Venture end of the soi, in the vicinity of @Home and Your bar, it’s jam packed with boys and customers.  Boys seem to be mainly from Cambodia.  Check in with a few who tell me they remember me from my visit in May, don’t see the one guy I offed twice back then, so Van and I head back to the Poseidon.  The crowded sensation eases as we walk up (or is it down) the street toward the hotel, bars are busy, new ones are being constructed. 

 

·      Back at hotel, notice there are double glazed doors that have been shut to keep out the street  noise…or keep in any sounds the guests and their guest might make(?).  In our case, after some basic moves, I fall asleep with Van wrapped around me.

 

·      I only sleep a few hours, normal body response to jet lag.  I walk to beach and have breakfast at Sandbar.  Back to hotel, Van is getting up, he goes out to find some street food for breakfast (directly opposite hotel is the destination).

 

·      We head to Dongtan and claim some chairs and chill.  Van says he wants to get some sandals as he borrowed the one’s he brought for the trp.  He saw a shop on the way to the beach, I offer to go with him.

 

·      Once, I stand up on my now Dongtan massaged and beach pedicured feet, I sense something is off about my digestive system.  We get to the shop and I tell Van I need to head back to the hotel…he comes with me. 

 

·      Without going into detail, I spent the rest of Thursday in the room; mainly in the bathroom. For the first time in my life, I totally lost control of my bowels (sorry to be so clear).  I was a mess and things were a mess.

 

·      Van went out and brought back some Imodium, which over the next 24 hours would lowly sift control back to me.  No Sunnee, no dinner, no fun…glad my caretaker was present to worry for me and get the housekeeper to provide an extra cleanup and fresh linens.

 

·      To be continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Places in Saigon

Gay Places in Saigon


Eating Saigon!

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The democracy of food courts

by @ Gay Bangkok

Excerpts from GQ magazine

 

No one does shopping malls better than Bangkok. The city is a sprawling, multilayered metropolis of endless energy, with skyscrapers slapped on top of old shophouses and small alleyways that weave through the city blocks like sidewalk cracks. Yet even with all the stark differences that the city highlights, there is something universally Thai about heading to the mall.

 

Yet the nerve center of any Thai shopping mall is the food court. And while I’m sure there are people who will disagree with me, it turns out a lot of the mall food in Thailand is legitimately good, far better than the Sbarro and Hot Dog on a Stick you might find in America. You can pick anything from boat noodles and sukiyaki to chile-spiked spaghetti and deep-fried steak cutlets, all crammed together and accessible via escalator.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of Bangkok street food worth seeking out—like the places that serve fried oyster omelets in Chinatown, the noodle vendors who cook pad Thai over coal-powered wok stations in Old Bangkok, or the gentleman who has been hawking late-night grilled pork skewers in the go-go bar–filled Patpong district for two decades plus. (Whenever I ask him what his secret recipe is, he just points to his chest with a sly look and says, mak duay jai rak, “It’s been marinated with a loving heart.”)

 

As a Thai-American private school punk, those were my first loves, but I learned that even street food has limits. If you want to see how a majority of Bangkok’s citizens eat, go to a food court. Thai society is notoriously self-aware of social class—everything from clothes to restaurants to shopping habits are categorized as either hiso (high society) or loso (low society)—but the food court is the place where you’ll see a construction worker eating from the same kiosk as a business tycoon. The reason for this is actually pretty straightforward: Imagine you were a vendor who made spectacular seafood curry and sold it from a street cart daily. Maybe you hustle hard and at some point earn enough money to upgrade your operation. You pay the token rent at one of the smaller malls out in the outer boroughs of the city, and maybe accumulate enough name recognition to expand into another slightly larger mall down the road. Soon enough you’re expanding across the city. That’s the Thai dream right there.

 

Continues with photos

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Discord in Chinatown

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

From NHK News

 

Settlers from China are displacing Thai businesses in their own backyard.

 

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Gay Expat

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Gay Expat


The Gay Expat

Spread the loveNever Before Savings on First Class Airfares. Get up to $100 Off* with Code FC100Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam has never had anti gay legislation. You never hear of anything bad happening to a gay tourist in Vietnam. Hanoi, the capital, pays

BKK shows

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Any suggestions on what are the best gogo shows in BKK right now?
I'm not greatly interested in lip-synching ladyboys (their backing boy dancers maybe) or non-stop big cocks ( nothing against them but seen one, seen all)

What would be good is variety: a bit of humour, lots of naked flesh, a bit of art, a bit of sleaze, the sort of mix I first saw 20 years ago.
Barbiery, or the old Jupiter? Can't remember.

(Apologies for asking a question that's already been answered in other places, but searching this one topic among all the other valuable information is near impossible on a tiny not-very-smart phone.)

Reporting on my first ever trip to Bankok

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Let me start off with a little background.. I am a heavy set 56 year old guy (turning 57 on my last full day in town). In the last couple of years, my body is not keeping up with my mind as far as youth..I have had a bulging disc in my lower back for almost two years now.. It pinches on my sciatic nerve, causing pain down my right leg, from hip to knee. Nothing has been of much help as far as improvements. I have had numerous epidurals, and visit a chiropractor regularly, but no real, long term inprovements. And the surgeon says I am not a candidate for surgury.  My latest ailment has been some pretty intense heartburn/acid reflux. This has  been going on for a few weeks, and intesifying before the trip. I went and got checked out to make sure it wasn't a heart issue, and after and EKG, exrays, etc, I was told my heart and lungs were normal. I got the pain under control before I started my trip, so I was hoping it would be manageable while I was vacationing.

 

I flew on United airlines and Eva air to get here. Phoenix to LA was United Economy class, and then the remainder on Eva (LAX to TPE to BKK) was in Biz class. Eva was a great airlines. The seats were comfortable, the service impeccable, the food good (as far as airline food goes). Unfortunately, after eating the "refresher" meal on the long leg, I quickly got SEVERE heartburn. It was very uncomfortable for the rest of the flights. The pain is so intense that it makes it nearly impossible to sleep. My original plan was to sleep as little as possible on the flights, since I was arriving at midnight. That way I would go to sleep as soon as I hit my hotel (Raya Surawog) and be on a good sleep cycle. 

The not sleeping much on the plane was accomplished, but that first night, I still could not sleep in my hotel bed due to the pain.. So I got up by 7am and visited a nearby hospital to get some stronger meds. An hour or so later, I was leaving the hospital after consulting with a doctor, with 3 different medicines for acid reflux/indigestion in hand. I started taking them right away, and shortly noticed a slight improvement. 

 

I had made plans to meet up with a poster from here at Gaythailand (Wheelz) at 1:30 for some lunch and tour of the surrounding area. He showed up on time and we went around the corner for some lunch at Dicks. We both got some Chicken fried rice (I was not of the strongest stomach yet, so wanted something bland). It was good. For anyone not familiar, Dicks in right in the middle of Soi Twilight (I think that is correct) so there are numerous bars, gogos, and massage places next door. We enjoyed our lunch, chatting and watching some of the boys from Bonny Massage next door. 

 

Wheelz had talked with a mamasan at A boys, who was supposed to have a few twink types available for us around 3pm. We walked the few blocks over to Aboys, and at first, it was still locked up tight. We continued on to another bar (on what Wheelz was calling the sleazy end of the gay spectrum). Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the place. While walking to this other bar, we passed the A boy mamasan on the street who was heading in to unlock and open up shop.  We had one quick drink at this other bar, but there were not boys there yet, so we went back to Aboys. 

 

At first at Aboys, there was just one boy downstairs, who was a favorite of Wheelz. The mamasan got us drinks, then headed upstairs to bring down a boy (hopefully) for me. Unfortunately, the boy was not my type at all. So we finished our drinks, and I tipped my boy 100  baht for his time and we headed back to Bonny Massage to get a massage.

 

A quick notice, if you are mobility challenged, Bangkok bars/establishments are not always easy to maneuver. To enter Bonny massage, you go up one flight of stairs, and then need to go up a second flight to the massage rooms. I quickly picked out a very cute guy for my massage. His name, I believe, was Try. The massage was to be a 800 baht charge, with minimum tip the same. We went into the room upstairs, and we both undressed. I was hot and sweaty so I wanted a shower to cool off. Try joined me in the shower without being asked, and proceeded to give me a nice washing..We went back to the room and commenced with the massage. It is on a mat, on a platform raised about a foot off the floor. No hole for the face in the mat. The massage was proceeding very nicely. Started off with "regular" massage, then body to body then when I flipped over, it got a little more sensual. He gave me a "Happy ending" while I did a little suckie suckie on him. After I came, we went back for another shower together. 

 

Afterwards, I thought was being nice and gave him 1000 baht. He looked at me like where is the rest. he tried to say I owed him 500 more since I had sucked on him for all of 5 minutes. I 

halfheartedly argued for a couple of minutes and finally reached in my pocket and gave him another 200 baht. After all, it was only another $6 USD. At that point, he seemed happy and we left the room. 

 

Wheelz had gone back to Aboys to off his boy there, and we had agreed for him to come back to my hotel at 5:30 and we would head off to Screwboys, which is his favorite bar. I got back to my room and layed down for some rest. When I got the call from Front desk at 5:30 that Wheelz was waiting for me, I got up and quickly got ready to go downstairs. Unfortunately, my right leg was having none of it, and I could barely walk. So I went down to the reception area and apologized for having to call it a night. I came back up to my room and stayed in bed, sleeping on and off until 7am this morning. 

 

Now, my chest is feeling 99% better, but my leg/hip are still a little tender, and my abdomen feel like I was punched in the gut. I assume this was from the rather rough massage yesterday, along with the walking we did. So that catches me up to today (Day two). I have tentative afternoon plans with a poster for an outing for a bite to eat and a visit to Hero massage. But for now, back to sleep to get more rest..

7 Skin Care Tips for the Modern Gay Guy

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One night in Saigon – Vietnam

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Gay life in Toronto: watch out vlog about the gay scene of Toronto

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Watch our weekend in Toronto as we set out to discover the gay scene and the nightlife. We went to gay bars like Woody’s, which have the best drag shows, […]

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Video With Lightbox

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Why the villa life is the best life

by Diandra Soliano @ WanderLuxe

It’s who we are: luxe nomads. And by those standards, we absolutely...

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Think Before You Do It!

by Trisha Moses @ HE Travel

by Cliff Locke We all feel that traveling to another place, whether it is a city, state or country is fun and exciting. Who doesn’t enjoy eating different foods, seeing the sights and learning about different cultures? We all want adventure and think we can do anything we want while on our holiday. But I […]

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Vehicula Nullam

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Gay Companions and Tour Guides in Thailand

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I was reading another thread today when I saw Moses signature.  It had a link to one of his sites for gay tour guides and companions to show others around. 

 

I think this is excellent and something that is really needed.  When I travel to Brazil, I always try to find a guide that is gay that can interpret for me.  Being in Thailand so much, it is easy for me and I don't need this service. But, if I had found the site on my first few trips, I'd have been happy to spend 30 USD on a good English speaking guide.

 

For those that have not seen the site, it is:

 

http://siamroads.com

How Gay-Friendly Is Vietnam for Tourists?

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Vietnam is a relatively gay-friendly destination for tourists. It isn’t quite the glitter-bomb gay utopia like parts of Thailand. But it’s not overtly homophobic either. Basically, an accurate answer to “How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam?” would be, meh. I spent a whole month backpacking through Vietnam, and I didn’t find much in the way of queer culture. Yes, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi do boast a queer culture. But as I’ll discuss later in this article, even that isn’t quite overt. Read: Is Thailand Really the Most LGBT-Friendly Country in Asia? How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam according to the Law? On paper, Vietnam seems to be one of the more progressive Southeast Asian countries in terms of gay rights. Same-sex relationships and sexual encounters aren’t criminalized. There are certain protections afforded to gay folks against discrimination. And they’ve also lifted a ban on same-sex marriages, even though they still don’t legally recognize it. Furthermore, in recent years, the Viet Pride marches have been gaining a lot of mainstream attention as well. The Hanoi Pride is usually accompanied by an LGBTQI film festival and a bike parade as well. All of this is leading to more mainstream awareness. Taking all of this into account, Vietnam has been praised as a leader in LGBT rights. However, gay rights activists in the country beg to differ. There’s a wide chasm in gay-rights on paper and gay-rights in practice. Anyway, the purpose of this article isn’t to delve into the complicated state of gay-rights in the country but to assess how gay-friendly it is for tourists. If you’re interested in finding out more about gay-rights in the country, you can read these excellent articles in Time and Huffington Post. How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam for Tourists? Like most countries in Southeast Asia, gay tourists shouldn’t really worry about discrimination. Well, a 10-year old kid did call me a ‘faggot’ in Bui Vien Backpacker Street, something I found quite shocking. But I don’t think he really even knew what that meant, had probably been mimicking some of the other tourists. Besides that one odd incident, I found that Vietnam pretty much follows the rule of minding-your-own-business. As such, even when I had gentlemen callers in my hostels while traveling, no one really bat an eye. Of course, public display of affection would likely draw some glances, but that would be true even for straight couples. That’s more of an indicator of social conservatism in terms of public decorum rather than an indication of homophobia. If you’d like to meet other gay folks while traveling, you’ll have to pretty much depend on Grindr and other such apps because there aren’t many gay bars and hotels in Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh, the only gay club available is Republic. It doesn’t see a lot of action during the weekdays. However, if you go on a Friday night, you can catch a drag show. The only gay bar in Hanoi is GC Bar, located in the Old Quarter. Again, it’s active only on weekends. Besides these establishments, you’ll have to settle for regular queer-friendly spaces. This basically means they’re regular bars that are also frequented by gay folks. If you want to find out the specifics of these gay-friendly spaces, you can read this article on LGBT Travel in Vietnam. Conclusion So, basically, Vietnam is a gay-tolerant country, definitely. And if you’re a gay traveler like me, you don’t need to worry about either discrimination or having to “tone it down.” But don’t expect to see a whole lotta’ rainbow flags waving around in gay neighborhoods either. If you wanna find out more about traveling through Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. Having said that, have a queer-fucking-tastic vacation in Vietnam!

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Dream Boys Bangkok Last Night

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Shock! Horror! I was turned away by the doorman.
No I was not drunk,
I was told there were too many customers and they could not fit me in. Admittedly it was around 12 midnight.
I knew it would be very busy this week because of Chinese national holiday but I never thought I would be refused entrance in Soi Twilight.

Nine Spa (Massage)

by @ Gay Bangkok

Had a great massage at Nine Spa.    

 

http://ninemenspa.com

 

It's boutique massage shop near Asoke.  There are usually about 10 guys available who work there, but typical for shops like this, if you just walk in there might be only a few available (or you might have to wait a bit).  The best way to go there is to book ahead.  I found the shop very responsive and easy to work with with via Line.  Line ID @NINESPA.  They regularly posts pictures of who is currently working there, so it's easy to pick and reserve the guy you want. 

 

The facilities are nice -- a converted townhouse on a quiet side street just a few minutes walk from the chaos of Soi Cowboy.  The map on the website is accurate, and it even has a picture of the front of the building, which is helpful.  Around 8:00 there was no real traffic on the neighboring side sois.  Easy for a taxi to navigate or moccy.

 

Massage is on a very large massage table with face cutout.  Stairs are involved, in case that matters.

 

700 for a 90 minute oil massage.  Minimum tip is 1,000 baht.  My massage was truly fantastic.  It was a firm swedish/sports massage, not so much a Wat Pho stretchy massage.  Special services were also great.  I've had the same masseur many times before, and it's of course extra-nice when there's a bit of chemistry between client and masseur. 

 

Shower alone before,  Masseur naked throughout massage.  Shower together after, when I got a thorough and affectionate cleaning to get off all that massageoil -- reminded me of a young mahout washing a prized elephant.

 

Sum up:  

 

--Probably not a shop for twink lovers, but for others very highly recommend.

--If you don't want to pick based on photos, somewhat upscale boutique shops like Nine, Baantewa and Leo are not for you, but beware you might be missing something pretty good.  ;}  But that's ok.

--Book ahead.

--Nine Spa is up there in the same top-rated league as Baantewa and Leo Spa.

 

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

HO CHI MINH - Holiday Houseboys

HO CHI MINH - Holiday Houseboys


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HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant city filled with motorbikes. Certainly not an easy city to drive in and renting a car is not recommended. Best to hire a driver. The parks come alive in the morning as workers attend their morning fitness classes before going to work. Go to the Botanic Garden and Zoo at 7.30 am and you will see what I mean. The place to be is definitely in District 1. It is the home of the major buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office and the Opera House. The War Remnants Museum is a must see and reflects the horror and futility of past wars. For a more in depth insight into this, you can always take the Chu Chi Tunnel Tours. There are shows to be seen as well. The A O Show is well recommended and so are the Water Puppet Theatres. Don’t think that Vietnam is behind the trends. With department stores  such as Parksons, top brand name shops  and a shopping centre called the Vincom Centre, your shopping addiction can be satisfied. But you don’t have to go far to go shopping. The Ben Thanh market will tax your bargaining skills and is renowned for their persistent sellers. There are also many street vendors that will try to sell you their wares from motorbike helmets to cut out cards. There are all types of restaurants available and at all prices. Go local for spicey beef noodle soup or fine dining at a French restaurant such as La Villa French Restaurant. Try their juices too made from soursop, a white sweet fruit related to the dreaded durian. Cruise dining is also possible on the Saigon River. Hi Chi Minh is a vibrant city full of surprises catching up with the latest shopping trends and many interesting tourist attractions, but throttled by a huge traffic problem. You cross the road at your own risk. Dynamic, bustling, historic, beautiful and charming.   To book one of the Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form or send an email to holidayhouseboys@hotmail.com or send a whatsapp to +94-76-630 1069.

Qatar starts Chiang Mai service

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar

Excerpts from The Financial news site

 

The FINANCIAL -- Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of its fourth gateway into Thailand with its inaugural service to Chiang Mai, as Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at the Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai.

 

Following the arrival of QR822 on 13 December, the airline’s first flight to Chiang Mai, H.E. Mr. Al Baker discussed Qatar Airways’ ambitious expansion of its global route network. He also highlighted the airline’s commitment to generating tourist traffic to Chiang Mai.

 

Qatar Airways will operate four times-weekly service to Chiang Mai with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which features 24 seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class.

 

His Excellency Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, the Thai Ambassador to Qatar, who joined the press conference, said: "We look forward to deepening those links with the opening of Qatar Airways’ fifth Thai gateway when flights to U-Tapao near Pattaya commence in January next year.

 

https://finchannel.com/tourism-and-travel/70414-qatar-airways-opens-fourth-new-gateway-into-thailand-with-new-service-to-chiang-mai

 

 

The 5 signs to look for that you should go home and leave Pattaya

by @ Gay Thailand The Beer Bar


Inspire Pattaya E-Magazine / What’s On Pattaya

Living away from home and especially in Thailand in places like Pattaya can be moments of pure bliss, you are living the dream, right? But is everyone really living this dream life and are there red flag warning signs that you are better off jumping on a plane and getting back home?

This vlog playfully but with an air of seriousness looks at the warning signs that perhaps you are better off back home than in Pattaya.

We are have different standards and acceptable living conditions, but if you have succumbed to a 3k baht a month studio with no aircon and a cold, broken shower or even possibly a large barrel you need to fill with water. You know the type, studios in the same block as the workers of Soi Baukhao, then this is sign number 1. Your not living the dream, go home.

Sign number 2. When you complain on one of the many online food groups when a breakfast costing 99 baht and that it is too expensive or the tea is not tetleys. Perhaps a member of staff didn’t courtesy for you too? Remember you do have the choice to buy a more expensive breakfast, but perhaps you are watching your sedang a little more than you should. I even see one guy complain to a restaurant that his curry serving was not big enough – it was a 149 baht meal deal that came with naan, rice and half a pint of beer. What does the guy want?

Drinking can often cross the line in Pattaya and become a big problem for some guys here. I knew one guy that said he got drunk not just everyday but twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon after he woke from his lunch time nap. If you are drinking everyday and before 5pm, Pattaya may be about to consume you and spit you out. Be warned, it could be time to leave. Another big sign, if you have stopped drinking in a beer bar and now drink outside a 7-11 or a Thai shop as it’s cheaper; this too is a little alarming. That’s my sign number 3.

Number 4: If you have no money. I am sure there are many guys here that would struggle to even get a flight home anyway. They will live here with no health insurance and be the wrong side of 60 years old. It is a matter of time before something bad happens.

And finally, you have had or are having a bad experience with your Thai partner. Maybe they have taken all you have got and you are feeling depressed, alone and skint – but seem to think another teelak is still out there for you. Go home before you fall off a balcony.

To many this list will read as a bit of light hearted fun but I have lived in Pattaya for over ten years and sadly seen expats die far too young from over drinking, I have seen them not wanting to give up on Pattaya even with no money – and their life is worse than if they were just to get on a plane and go home. Pattaya is a fantastic place but too many people try and live the dream without the means to even pay for one good meal a day.

http://www.inspirepattaya.com/pattaya/5-signs-look-go-home-leave-pattaya/

Tours for Gay and Lesbian in Vietnam - Travel tips

Tours for Gay and Lesbian in Vietnam - Travel tips


Vietnam Travel

Though gay, lesbian couples are not openly acknowledged or protected under Vietnamese law, Vietnam is still among the most alluring and safe places to visit for LGBT community

Five luxury updates for your swimwear wardrobe

by Amanda Rushforth @ WanderLuxe

There’s nothing like a beach holiday (or cheeky Saturday down by the...

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Location, Location, Location

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel

The best of Vietnam is, in many ways, showcased in Hoi An, with its laid-back riverside cafés, colonial architecture, ornate temples, outlying patchwork of rice paddies and sandy beach. It has a rich hotel scene, too, with two new resorts opening this summer, on a bank of the Thu Bon River, and on the beach....

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

A Woman with Balls

by Kim Arvin Faner @

Little did Angel know that her seeming ridiculous hatred towards me was mutual. Brought up in a Catholic family and straight from a Catholic high school, I had a secret prejudice against cross-dressers. To me, they did not have to go as far as dressing and acting like women to rub it in people’s faces that they do not identify themselves as men. To me, I was better than Angel and the countless other transgenders who slave themselves in beauty parlors. And I let this unspoken pride and prejudice thrive in my chest, even as I talked face to face with her. I didn’t know any better.

LGBTI tourist guide for Amsterdam

by Cocksurfing Admin @ CockSurfing

The best LGBT friendly places in Amsterdam With this historical and cultural background LGBT-friendly, Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a travel made up of happiness, openness and, most of all, fun and integration. Amsterdam has always been a city with great spirit and freedom vibes and, in fact, the capital of the Netherlands was […]

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Four Playlists For Yogis Who Prefer Hip-Hop Over Nature Sounds

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

I’ve seen hip-hop yoga studios, hip-hop classes, Namasdrake, Yoncé Yoga, etc. And you know what? I love it. Sure, if you’re going to a yoga class to clear your mind and you want peace and quiet, by all means, hip hop yoga doesn’t sound appealing. But if a little Drake puts you in a good …

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June - Weather, boys?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Normally I go to LoS either Oct/Nov or Feb/Mar. Next year for various reasons I can’t go my “normal” times but I have found a really great deal for end of June. I’m wondering how the weather is late June. Not just the rain, but also heat/humidity? How quiet is it that time of year? Any experiences or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

RIP Rainwalker

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Rainwalker was a former moderator of this board.  A friend posted on Facebook that Rainwalker passed away last night.  This is very sad news as he was a great guy and known to many in Thailand.  He lived in both Chiang Mai and in Pattaya and drove his motorbike around the globe.  He was someone who was always a wonderful dinner conversation companion.  He will be missed by many.

 

RIP Rainwalker

 

Line and Whatsapp

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I see this all the time on Grindr and other social network sites.

But, I don't understand that it is and how to use it and why?

What is the point of these 2 things?

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Car Service to/from Pattaya

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Can anyone help with recommendations for car services between Bangkok and Pattaya? I have seen references in the forum in the past but have searched and can't find them.

 

My hotel in Bangkok just gave me an eye watering 9000Bt quote and the driver known to the person from whom I am renting a condo in Pattaya only does airport-Pattaya not downtown Bangkok.

Justo Malesuada Ulm

by admin @ Holiday Houseboys

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“So…What Is It That You Do?” – The Life of a Copywriter

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

As the holidays wrap up, so will my time at Lush in Brisbane. My sixth Christmas slinging bath bombs gifted me amazing friends and a wild appreciation for Australian pay rates. I’m sad to go but have to move on to New Zealand. While Becky and I are taking a big road trip in the …

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My first long trip to BKK with special thanks to people of this forum.

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Before I start, first I would like to thank you all for sharing your experience and views on this forum, this seems to be the blog everyone should read before coming to Thailand no matter how experience they are. I now feel so stupid not having done so before my travel but mistake corrected and now I do and therefore thought to share mine too.

 

Second, a very special thanks to DivineMadam and Vinapu, you guys seem to have lot and lot experience and thanks to all your posting and recommendations, not only I was able to correct my mistakes (details will follow later) but was able to enjoy the time after having, which I call not a healthy start.

 

Okay, now little background about my trip, last year I traveled to BKK with my friend from Singapore who kinda introduced me to Soi 4 and after bar hopping and having splendid time at DJ Station & GOD, I gathered some courage to offer one boy on my second night at Dream Boys, it was so so experience but not bad for a one-night fun. This all led me to plan my next trip and knowing my friends can’t spend so many days with me here in BKK we planned our itinerary as below.

 

Trip Date:

27th till 29th (3 nights of my own)

30th till 1st (me and my friend)

2nd till 4th (3 more nights of my own)

 

Continue...

Trip report to Bangkok

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Ok guys, you were kind enough to advise and support so here goes with my trip report so far.. Still a few more days in BKK, so I am hoping (really hoping) this report will develop.

 

So I arrived Swampy a few days ago from a much less sanitary country with high hopes and plans, and *drum-roll* - I ended up with food-poisoning. A few days were therefore spent in bed attending to, ahem - other needs.

 

Yesterday, I started to get more energized and after much procrastination i marched out of the hotel with a plan to get my first proper massage. You have to know this about me - I am a planner... I like to know the steps, people involved, what to expect etc. This is a new scenario with an significant level of unknowns, which makes me extremely uncomfortable. But this was the day, so I skipped away towards Silom.

 

I know there are mixed reviews, but the level of praise from some members here drove me to choose Senso. I know I talked about a discrete place, but right now I just wanted something easy and convenient - and the guys on their webpage looked hoooot.

 

Heart pounding, I marched into Senso - and completely unprepared I think my entire body language screamed newcomer when I stumbled into a room of 10-15 guys with absolutely no clue what to do or where to stay/sit. I tried the sacred "pick the guy who is smiling", but no-one really made that big impact, so I choose a spectacular guy (toned, dark and pretty hung), and we got going.

 

Massage was pretty sad, and it was obvious that the guy was tired. I did enjoy the fact that he pushed his assets towards me as much as possible, but everything else was pretty half-hearted. When I turned around, I was hoping to describe fireworks and cheerleaders but nope.. Total dud...

 

I was hoping to just follow his lead, but he was tired. Some kissing, some caressing, a really tired attempt to blow but more than anything he had looong pauses looking extremely uninterested. I groped, fondled and he tried as hard as he could as well but at a max 30 seconds of hard-on with a faked ending. Even I did not end, which has never happened to me before - but the extremely awkward situation of lying with a person who clearly wanted to be done today was really a turn-off. Partly my mistake - I was probably an unsure sack of potatoes that did not really inspire, but still too bad. Minimum tip + massage fee handed over to many solly solly's, and I left Senso horny and unfinished.

 

Thankfully, I am laughing of the situation - and while an expensive training session - it was still a new experience, and have not deterred me from trying again. Next time I just hope I will get more than a yawn on my shoulder

Arena massage Silom

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Don't go here. Captain dishonest, boys ordinary.

 

Charge old Hero prices.

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Before You Go

by AdventureTours @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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How to Off a BKK Masseur

by @ Gaythailand Forum

What is the proper protocol when your masseur from a Bangkok massage establishment is fantastic and you want him to join you at your hotel for either a short time or even long time encounter?  

Don Mueang traffic woes

by @ Gay Bangkok

From Bangkok Post

 

Travellers using Don Mueang have been advised to spare additional time to go to the airport due to the construction of the bridge linking the compound.
 

Immigration Bureau spokesman Pol Col Cherngron Rimphadee on Tuesday advised travellers to allow more time than usual, or around three hours, to get to the airport.

The advisory came after traffic congestion on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road outside Don Mueang since the closure of the bridge on Monday for renovation. The bridge will be demolished and a new one will be built in a nearby location to end the traffic bottleneck on the area.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1356387/don-mueang-users-warned-of-traffic-congestion

LGBT community exploring London

by Cocksurfing Admin @ CockSurfing

A guide to the best place to visit and the best experiences to live London is a wonderful city to live and explore. Rich in art, history, museums but also deeply modern and hi-tech, this is the perfect destination for a versatile type of vacation. But is this enchanting city gay friendly too?  Let’s find […]

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Rio de Janeiro gay travel guide

by Cocksurfing Admin @ CockSurfing

  Rio de Janeiro: The beautiful Cidade Maravilhosa as a gay-friendly travel destination between fun and culture In Brazil there is a popular proverb that says: “Under the line of the equator there are no sinners”, so if you have a tropical gay paradise on earth, this paradise is called Rio de Janeiro. The carnival […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Pattaya Bar report

by @ Gaythailand Forum

     Been here a week and staying till march. Went to Toy Boys, only about two guys i liked, those being thin to normal size twinks. 220 baht for a drink. This was a Tuesday night so probably fewer boys than normal. Prism Bar, on other side of soi,the old Funny Boys, had almost same amount of twinks. I stayed there for an hour and no one came in the whole time. Some boys are from Power Boys, as well as the mamasaan.  As well as a boy from Nice Boys.

 

On to Cupid Dolls where they had to me the most interesting ones. They must be trained to smile a lot and keep looking at you. Id say medium twinks there. I noticed when i left my hearing was worse and still have ringing in my ears. Forgot to plug my ears and now Im paying for it. Going to try to lay off the kamagra Gel as that can be bad for hearing, at least until hearing is normal.

 

     Nice Boys was fun in Sunee, spent Friday and Saturday there as its always energetic there. Lot of butch guys there and one really gay one whose friend who hung out with on the stage is now in Prism Bar in Boystown. 

 

     Eros was empty, only three guys and customers would peek in and leave, but this was around 11:30. Good Boys is going down a slippery slope as they used to have hung guys there,but not the new ones. Some rude Japanese were there when I was. And they want 500 baht for fun with men there now. Also the mamasaan there invited me to go to Issan with him for the weekend with him. I declined but maybe I should have taken him up on offer. What do you think?

 

       On way to my condo i locked eyes with a street dog. He almost bit me and now waits for me and i have to cross the soi to avoid confrontation. Avoid eye contact with soi dogs.

 

   All for now, sorry if i dont reply right away as I have to use internet cafe, my wifi not working in condo.

What do you normally tip for short time in Pattaya ?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

What do you normally pay for short time in Pattaya ?     ie Your median tip.   Tip ONLY.

That's median, not average.

 

Select the nearest number.

 

The mind your own business option is selected by not participating.    The same goes for people who never off in Pattaya.    

 

Also, this is a private poll, so whilst I will participate, I'm not going to be the first to do so, as that would be too obvious.

 

I may run a long time poll shortly, but let's see how this one goes first.

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Massage parlor sex 'sinking' Bangkok?

by @ Gay Bangkok

From Khaosod English

 

BANGKOK — So much water is used for sex in Bangkok’s brothels that it is contributing to the gradual sinking of Bangkok, officials have warned.

 

The capital’s massage parlors – a thin euphemism for commercial sex venues – are illegally pumping so much groundwater for bathing and rinsing they are adding to the subsidence that causes the capital to sink a centimeter annually into the ground, a hydrologist said Wednesday.

 

The problem was so rampant a decade ago, groundwater department deputy director Aranya Fuengsawat said, there were serious concerns about land sinkage. Officials fined offending establishments, and the illegal use of groundwater stopped.

 

But Aranya said the practice has returned to some parlors, though she did not identify any by name. She could not be reached for comment Thursday. Someone who answered the phone at her office said she was in a meeting.

 

But a former massage parlor mogul turned politico confirmed Aranya’s remark. Chuwit Kamolvisit, who was elected to parliament before the coup, said these brothels resort to groundwater because of their massive water needs, which would rack up enormous utility bills.

 

“Think of how much they have to pay for water. It’s a lot,” Chuwit said on his Thairath show. “So they had to secretly use groundwater. They pump it up from 100 meters underground.”

 

Bangkok is estimated to sink at a rate of one centimeter per year. Use of groundwater is cited as a major factor for the subsidence. Researchers warn the capital, which sits on floodplain near the sea, will face serious flooding within 20 years if the situation continues.

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/nightlife/2017/10/05/bangkok-literally-sinking-sex-brothels-steal-groundwater/

Bangkok 61st?

by @ Gay Bangkok

While scanning through the Bangkok Coconuts website, came across a reference to a list titled "Best LGBT Cities 2017." It was generated by a Berlin-based company, Netpick, that's in the business of connecting property owners and tenants.

 

What captured my attention was that it ranked Bangkok in 61st place worldwide, barely edging out Rotterdam and Cardiff.

 

What were some of the cities that ranked higher? How about Tel Aviv, Brighton, Austin, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and Calgary.

 

It's a classic example of what happens when arbitrary values are assigned to selective criteria and Excel spews out the results.

 

You be the judge. Here's the complete list:

https://www.nestpick.com/best-lgbt-cities/

A review of 3 Massage places just a short distance from the Silom mainstream

by @ Gaythailand Forum

After reading the reviews here, and some helpful PM tips from DevineMadman, I selected a few less-frequented shops. Here is my contribution back to this forum, for the less expert visitors

 

Firstly a few words about me – I’m a 50s Brit, vers/bottom, and a thing about body hair, as you’ll read later!

 

I did visit Bonny after a few drinks. Wham, bam, thank you mam. 30 minutes later and 1600 Baht lighter I was back in the Soi.

 

All these 3 are easy to find. They are all  detailed on Google Maps. Get to the nearest MRT / BTS and follow Dr Google’s instructions. You must use the Line app to communicate with them. All the smaller shops, apart from Baan Tewa manage their Line timeline so you can see who is available. You must not be shy when Lining the manager – if you say exactly what you want, there is a fair chance you’ll get it. I’m not going to name the guys as I want to respect their privacy.

 

Baan Tewa

 

Very easy to find – a few minutes stroll from Silom. I arrived at 19:15 to be told the rooms were busy until 20:00, however I could choose the boy and the treatment. I chose the guy on the desk – a cute shy guy, and 100% gay. I went away and grabbed a beer at the nearby 7/11 and returned. I went for the 2 hour scrub and oil. The scrub was somewhat boring, but clothes came off quickly for a medium firm oil massage. He had a beautiful hairless body, which slip-slided against my skin for a sensual B2B element. He was not classically cute or a hunk, but when I looked into his eyes and smiled, he was very happy to kiss. He had the cutest arse, and my tongue got very busy. He finished before me, which was nice. We hugged and kissed for a while on the table to recover and then showered before I headed out into the little soi. 1500 tip for 2 hrs

 

Nine Spa

 

A 10 minute walk from the Sukumvit / Asok interchange. I had been lusting after a smooth gym fit cutie on the Line timeline. Beautiful body and kissable lips. The manager described him as gay bottom, so I thought I’d try exercise my vers side. The oil massage was surprisingly good – medium firm with long strokes and kneeding. He did eventually take off his clothes, and I could admire his super-cute body, but that was it. No B2B, and very reluctant even to be touched let alone kissed. However a very skilled hand finish. Initially I was pissed off about his attitude, but on reflection I respect his decision. He is definitely a gay gym bunny with attitude, but what right do we have to expect we can do what we want just because we are paying some money? 1000 tip for 90 minutes

 

Leo Spa

 

A short taxi from the nearest BTS Ari. I had spotted a twunk on the Line timeline. Described in one word by the manager – Top. Good enough for me!  Selected a 90 minute oil, which of course starts 15 minutes after entering the room to allow for a shower and his prep. He quickly took off his shirt to start to reveal a very nice hairy chest. His oil massage immediately reached my erogenous zone, and with my encouragement we moved on after just 15 minutes. Beautiful eyes and passionate kisser.  His shorts came down to reveal a nice thick one. Hairy legs and bum. After a gentle start, he really went for it over a  good 30 minutes  alternating a pounding with gentle stuff. Finished with mutual soaping in the shower.  A full 60 minutes of fun from actual start to end of the shower. Absolute fantastic experience if you are looking for this type of thing. 1600 tip for 90 minutes.

 

Hope these reviews help people to explore slightly off the beaten track and escape the hectic mainstream.

 

Bali Indonesia

by TheGayExpat @ The Gay Expat

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Gay life in Colombia-Ancient and Modern

by Richard Ammon @ GlobalGayz

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In 2016, despite great odds against the dominant Catholic tradition, Colombia became the 24th country in the world to allow full marriage equality. It was not a happy day for priests and their fervent followers but a joyous one for LGBT citizens.

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Good tailors for a suit and shirts in Pattaya or Bangkok?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hi Guys

In the past I have often quickly walked past and politely ignored the touts at various tailors near Boys town Pattaya or on the Surrawong Road in Bangkok. However I do need to wear reasonable suites in my job in the UK (normally from M&S - sad I know!) and wondered if any of you had any experience of buying a made to measure suit in Thailand, how long it honestly takes as my worry is it not being quite ready and rushing or being posted to me and any recommendations?

I am back in March staying at Baan Souy for 8 days so any good tailors in the Boys Town or Jomtian area would be good, then in Bangkok at the Raya for 6 days so again near there on Surrawong or Silom Road an option? I noticed in the post from ggobkk that he rated Excelsior Tailors which would be ideal as very near the Raya but would welcome any other opinion and advise?

Gay Vietnam: discovering gay Saigon with local boy Quan

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During our trip in Vietnam we met local Quan who told us about gay Saigon and showed us the gay scene there including the best gay bars and clubs of Saigon.

Long time - how many times sex with the boy?

by @ Gaythailand Forum

generally I am a short to medium time.
When longtime has happened by chance or design there often is a reluctance for round two in the morning.
Do u get two pounds of flesh so as to speak?
Do some literally what the company till morning with only one round?
I do require two lots.

Need hotel recommendation..

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I have a last minute impulse to book a trip to Bkk from 12/28 through 1/1/18.  Now i see lots of good hotels either fully booked or the prices have skyrocketed 😊  Does anyone know any good hotels or apartments that still have reasonable rates (preferably under $100 a night)?

 

Thanks

Saigon Nightlife Tips

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September/October Holiday

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Starting my third week of 4 today nothing much to report really just same old, same old combination of happy ending massages and sauna visits.

There have been rainy days sunny days and dull days but in the whole not so bad considering it's still monsoon season.

I had a couple of days in Bangkok but didn't stay in Si Lom I stayed the in Sukhumvit area near to Ekkamai MRT Station so no gay scene around that area.

I took the Skytrain to Surasak and spent an afternoon at Heaven Sauna it was quite busy with many middle aged overweight Asian guys and me as the only Farang but around 5.00pm a nice 31 year old black Australian guy turned up looking for a sponsor so I invested 1000 baht and had an hour or so of fun. (BTW it's not true that ALL black guys have big cocks this guy was smaller than me) lol

I haven't really found the bar scene very interesting this trip I've been in Sunee Plaza a few times but it's really quiet at the moment and I hate walking into an empty bar.

Best massages this trip at Blue Angel Massage and Fah Massage.

First time for everything!

by @ Gaythailand Forum

hi! i have been visiting and lurking the forums for a couple of weeks now and finally had the courage to post.~

 

I will be going to thailand this august and it will be...

My first time there...

My first time to go to another country alone and...

My first time to be brave enough to act on my newly accepted sexuality.

 

Yes I am a 25 year old, closeted virgin!!

I am asian, fair complexion and a bit on the chubby side and i have been told that i have a handsome face (not trying to be conceited or anything, besides i don't think i have enough self confidence to work this mug)

 

I decided a week ago to carpe diem and go on an adventure. Note that my main purpose of travelling to thailand is to see the sights,take in the culture and taste the meat...errr food. I have also decided that this is the time to live my life and be brave enough to even try and hook up with someone, go to a massage parlor or off a boy. I have already decided that this trip will be the time i lose my virginity no matter what!(to a cute boy of course) I am extremely nervous and excited.

 

so i need help! any tips? I have  insecurities of guys not wanting me because im a bit on the chubby side and my lust seems to be directed towards guys who are lean and muscular. I know it sounds superficial but i feel that i have to have a great looking body to actually have a chance at hooking up with someone im attracted to.

 

Would i have a better chance going to clubs than going on dating apps?

How do I amass the courage to talk to someone i like?

tips on massage parlors and gogo bars?

 

This is my big step to test the waters and eventually announce to the world that I am gay and proud of it.

4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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Restorative Yoga Poses for Anxiety (Free PDF)

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

My mom likes to remind me of a story from when I was five and I was very passionate about animals. (Took me until I was 20 to become a vegetarian, though.) One day, I decided I was going to start a club to save the animals. Which ones? I don’t know. Just all of …

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Tourist-friendly gyms in BKK & Pattaya

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone has any info about gyms that are "tourist friendly" i.e. provide short term memberships or even per entry payments.

While hotels/condos normally have a small gym, the equipments are often lacking. So, I was hoping to find a properly equipped gyms in BKK and Pattaya that I can frequent during my usual short trips there.

Thanks in advance for any info you guys can share. :-)

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What Mistakes Do You Meet When Applying Vietnam Visa On Arrival?

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When you are going to visit Vietnam and would like to get visa on arrival, you can take mistakes as below. To help you avoid the same things, we have listed here a few mistakes: 1. Applying Visa On Arrival to enter Vietnam by the border crossing or the cruise ship: We are pleased to...

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Alaska Wonders

by AdventureTours @ Journeys, Cruises and Adventures for Gay Men and Their Friend – Source Events

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“How Can I Get Into Yoga Online?”

by beatbrokebackpacking @ Beat, Broke, Backpacking

One of the top questions I get when I talk about teaching yoga is about getting into the practice with online classes. There are so many benefits to going to a yoga class at a studio, but taking a few classes online is a great way to get to know the poses and get used …

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I.D/contact info on a Thailand visit.

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Didn't want to post off topic on the tragic Lurker thread so made new thread. It relates to a comment by floridabob below on the Lurker thread regarding contact info on your person when in Thailand. It's always good to bring the topic up every so often as a reminder.

 

When abroad anywhere, but especially Thailand I carry a credit card sized passport page copy, which is the passport page photocopied laminated and folded in half. Before laminating I use the blank side to print out contact number for bf  and best friend in Thailand, then next of kin in UK. Also my travel insurance company name, policy number, tel no and email address. Below that any medication I might be taking, or would list health issues if I had any.

 

Being credit card size it fits into all my shirt pockets and I take it everywhere when abroad, every day no matter where I am. I hate the idea of having an accident or incident where time is of the essence, such as heart attack/stroke or just traffic accident and they have to spend time identifying me and/or if I have the means to pay for medical attention or pre-existing medical cinditions.

 

Also when staying with Bf, he always knows safe combination and where the Travel Ins copy is and credit card is as back up if we are not together. Which often happens as sometimes I go out alone. I don't know about having the info on the mobile phone as I have it locked, but all the crucial numbers I would have in there anyway are always on my person.  

 

The habit of picking up money, phone, room key and ID card before I go anywhere is ingrained.    

 

 

 

Quote from floridabob in the 'Lurker' thread. 

It's important to have a contact in your phone labelled 'ICE' In Case of Emergency.

 

Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Ninh Binh is a little-known paradise of rolling hills and limestone cliffs about 100 kilometers from Hanoi. There aren’t a whole lot of things to do in Ninh Binh. But I’d still say it’s pretty essential to your Vietnam travels. As you can tell from the number on the title, there aren’t a lotta’ things to do in Ninh Binh. I mean, that’s not entirely true. There are plenty of attractions and distractions in Ninh Binh. But when I say “Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh”, I’m mostly referring to the musts. The experiences that should become highlights of your adventures through Vietnam. On that front, Ninh Binh doesn’t have a lot to offer. But do I still recommend stopping by Ninh Binh?  Abso-fucking-lutely! Despite the slim pickings, what Ninh Binh does offer, is phenomenal. You won’t find Ninh Binh in most of the Vietnam travel brochures. It’s often referred to as an “Inland Halong Bay”, and it receives quite a bad rap as such. A lot of the backpackers I met along the way chose to skip Ninh Binh altogether. They seemed to consider it an uglier sister to Halong Bay’s glorious attractions. As crass as that analogy may be, it’s also entirely unfounded. Sure, Ninh Binh isn’t grand in quite the same scale as Halong Bay. But it comes with its own set of charms. Like Halong Bay, the primary things to do in Ninh Binh involve exploring the grottoes by boats. However, one of the reasons I actually prefer Ninh Binh is because of how quiet it is. I suppose being neglected by the travel agents has its own perks. It feels relatively untouched. A slice of Vietnamese beauty that hasn’t been foiled by the gnawing claws of tourism and crass consumerism. Though I’m aware that in writing this I’m probably contributing to the very thing that I seem to so abhor. Forgive my hypocrisy. Enough with the intros. Read on for the best things to do in Ninh Binh! Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore the Grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An Look at a map or a bird’s eye picture of Ninh Binh. You’ll find that Ninh Binh has a serpentine river slithering amidst dense vegetation and green hills on both sides. Rowing down that river on boats is one of the primary things to do in Ninh Binh. That’s why most tourists come here to begin with. There are various limestone cliffs that rise above the waters and you get the chance to row underneath them. It’s a visually stunning experience that you cannot avoid. Furthermore, it will also offer the opportunity of taking some stunning Instagrammable shots. There are two prime avenues through which you can explore these grottoes: through Tam Coc or through Trang An. You can go about it in two ways. You can ride a bike to the destination, get a ticket, and get a private boat. This will cost approx. ₫ 150,000 ($6.60 | ₹430). The boat ride will take you through the major caves over a period of 2 hours. Alternatively, you can also get yourself a Tam Coc Mua Cave Full Day Tour. This is an all-inclusive tour that will take you through all the primary attractions in the vicinity. It costs $79, meals, transportation, and a cooking class included. 2. Trekking and Exploring the Local Ninh Binh Villages  The Ninh Binh countryside is made up completely of hills and quaint little villages. After you’re done exploring the grottoes, you can take a break and start exploring. The regions around Tam Coc and Trang An are full of beautiful trekking spots. It’s helpful if you have a bike so you can ride around looking for the perfect spots. Climb up to the top of hills, explore the caves, look at the temples, and walk through the villages. I don’t need to tell you any more about this. You just need to go out, ditch the map, and explore freely. 3. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park If you have the time, you can also take a one hour drive over to Cuc Phuong National Park. It’s a rainforest that you can take your time trekking through, exploring the fauna and flora along the way. You can also take a guide to visit the Endangered Primates Rescue Center, which houses a number of endangered primates. Where to Stay in Ninh Binh Best Backpacker Hostel in Ninh Binh — Tam Coc Homestay Tam Coc Homestay is a really cool backpacker hostel in Ninh Binh. As the name suggests, it’s located in Tam Coc. As such, it’s really close to both the grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An. You can rent a bike at the hostel and get there in about 20 to 30 minutes. Though the hostel doesn’t have a great bathroom facility, it makes up for it with a great ambiance. It’s surrounded by the green fields and valleys on all sides, and there’s a limestone cliff right behind it. They also serve delicious food at their on-site cafe. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450). However, you can check out the latest rates at the Tam Coc Homestay Agoda page. Best Hotel in Ninh Binh — The Vancouver Hotel The Vancouver Hotel Ninh Binh is located smack right in the middle of the city center. They don’t have prime luxury facilities such as a spa, swimming pool, etc. However, they do have a lovely garden and comfortable accommodations. You can check out the latest rates at the Vancouver Hotel Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Ninh Binh hotels and accommodations in Agoda. I hope this article has given you some cool ideas on things to do in Ninh Binh. However, feel free to explore other areas as well. In case you have more questions, you can also read this detailed travel guide I discovered online. I think it has some pretty valuable tips that can help you. If you wanna’ know more about Ninh Binh travels and activities, let me know down below!

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

Regarding Cambodian Men Working in Bars in Thailand

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Hi all, very new here. I am still struggling to get the hang of using this forum.  

 

By the way, as I went through various threads last week, I was really surprised with the amount of posts and discussions about Cambodian men working in bars in Thailand. This is pretty much something that I have never heard before. To me, talking about Cambodians working in Thailand, first thing that would come up in my head is the millions of Cambodians working both legally and illegally in construction and agriculture sectors there.

 

I am very interested to find out why many Cambodian men end up working in entertainment sector in Thailand. 

 

As some of you posted about "barfining" Cambodian men from bars, I wonder if you guys ever had conversations with them regarding why they ended up working in Thailand, and any issues they encountered working and living there such as visa and work permit? 

 

I am not here to judge them, they can do whatever they want, I am just curious and want to understand. My guess, perhaps there are more job opportunities there and they could earn more money than back home, or there are some other interesting facts to this. 

 

I am looking forwards to hearing back from you all. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Korean Seeks Office

by b brian topaz @

The most famous openly-gay celebrity, Hon Seok-cheon, actor and restaurateur, is seeking to be elected an administrator within the Yongsan District Office, a large district in the center of Seoul. If he is elected, it would be quite an accomplishment in a country where homosexuality is still very much a taboo. While same-sex relationships are not illegal, they are not afforded the same legal protections and privileges provided to their heterosexual counterparts.

Arriving / Returning next week

by @ Gaythailand Forum

I decided that the US's Thanksgiving holiday would be better spent in Pattaya and Bangkok.  I'll be in Pattaya 22,23, and 24 November.  I'm staying in Jomtien at the Poseidon. Planning on exploring Sunee - which I've not had the chance/opportunity to visit/sample time for on past visits.

 

Then in Bangkok at The Raya from the afternoon of the 25 until I depart on the 30th. Mac from Siamroads has designed some day trips to parts obscure (to me) during the day on 26th and 27th

 

I'd enjoy meeting other Forum members and if schedules might coincide, send me a PM.  

Trip Report with a bunch of other stuff thrown in.

by @ Gaythailand Forum

So I've been lurking around the forum for awhile but have never done a trip report. I'm in Bangkok for three months, so that seems a bit more than a "trip," having arrived here with Dear Husband on December 1st and planning to stay through the end of February.

I don't think I would recommend arriving at Swampy on December 1st. For much of this year, there were unbelivable sales to Asia from the North American west coast, with some round trip fares as low as $490, and that's Canadian dollars! DH and I got tickets on Korean Airlines (our favorite) round trip from Vancouver for $790.

The catch is that all the prices went up, doubled in fact, on December 1st. This means that two thirds of all the farang in the known universe traveled, as we did, right at the end of November, and with the dateline, every single one us arrived at Swampy at exactly midday on December 1st. There was a spherical cluster of at least 500 people waiting to get into the two hour snake line for "Visa on Arrival." Well, said DH and I, that's not OUR line, it couldn't be, he is Thai and I already have a two month visa, and besides, we are Princesses and just don't WANT to get in that line.

So we kept going past the globular cluster and on to another entry point. This one, it turns out, was for the airline crew. "No" said the smiling round faced young Thai man, "not here, but you can go to the next point" farther still down the hallway.

Now, many of you already know this, but it was news to me that way way way down the end of the line is an entry point for Priority Entry. Although the criteria for Priority Entry didn't specifically mention You Already Have a Visa, I said to myself that surely was an oversight, and this line with the fifteen minute wait must be exactly where I belong, because a) maybe already having a visa really DOES qualify me to be in this line and b) (much more likey) that girl behind the glass looks bored to tears and likely won't give a shit if I qualify or not. Just come into our damn country and let me get on to the next cheater.

And so it was. I Slipped through with people who flew business class and had nice little Priority tickets given them by airline staff, and with the pregnant women and the toddlers and the seventy year olds. Well, I'm almost seventy, 2 1/2 more years, so I should qualify for age too. Stamp stamp stamp, you've arrived -- the bored girl was probably dying for her next break. And no, she didn't give a shit.

Golden Cock afternoon fun

by @ Gaythailand Forum

Just thought I would mention this place since it doesn't get much attention. Last Saturday, late afternoon, finished shopping and in the mood for a beer. Stopped in here because I knew I would be the only customer, and also because these boys don't get much business and so are always eager to please.

 

Three guys on duty, all in good shape and reasonably good looking. I bought them all a drink, and they quickly pulled up chairs to join me.  They seemed happy to have an afternoon customer and someone to talk to. I asked them if they wanted to have some fun and they said yes. So I gave them each 400 baht to take off all of their clothes. They quickly complied.

 

Two of three were immediately at rigid attention, while the third was at about 50%. As the bar tender was lurking nearby and seemed to want to join, I tipped him to provide oral assistance to boy number 3 and that quickly did the trick.

 

I bought a second round of drinks, and we all spent the next hour talking and laughing as I provided small tips for them to perform various actions on each other while I watched.

 

Eventually each of them "finished" (one guy twice), I paid my bill, and I was back on the BTS and on my way home by 6:30. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon drink for me, and the young men were extremely happy.

 

 

Question about Hornet

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5 awesome gay nude beaches in Italy you need to check out

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Italy is a hotbed for some of the finest men in the world who just love to bare it all at one of the country’s many gorgeous beaches. After checking […]

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