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Photos: 2015 Toronto Pride Parade

Here are the photos of the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade. I wasn’t really motivated to finish the Pride because it got boring. I don’t like it when each group has more than 50 people marching and do nothing but walk. Not even cheering. It got drag. So, I decided to

A Gay Village Called Castro

Castro, a gay village, in San Francisco is the birthplace of America’s gay civil rights movement. It’s synonymous with Harvey Milk[/easyazon_link], one of the pioneers of the gay rights movement that is still alive today. Last summer, I had the chance to explore the stretch of the gay village from

Gays in Havana

When I googled “Gays in Havana” prior to my trip, I found a host of information. It seems to me that many establishments in Havana are gay-friendly. Cuba, I reckon, would be the next gay destination. It’s a gay-friendly country and bisexuals abound. It’s safe, too. I was told that

35 Things to do in Havana

These are the 35 things to do in Havana, Cuba. From riding a classic car to watching the sunset at Malecon or strolling the street, Havana is vibrant and teeming with little things to discover. Colonial architecture is literally everywhere. Havana is a kaleidoscope of everything: of collapsing decay, of

A Sad Couchsurfing Story

Some people come into our lives and quickly go—and when they do, we are never ever the same again.   This true, sad couchsurfing story shared by our guest blogger, KiwiMalay, proves that even strangers who met in a fleeting moment of time can share fleeting memories worth to be remembered for a

My Ten-Minute Boyfriend

Once upon a time, a girl friend of mine asked me a favor to show his newly-acquired boyfriend around — anywhere in Beijing. She was busy at work and couldn’t ask for a leave, even for a day. I agreed, of course. It’s my expertise—showing men what I’ve got. I

26 Things to do in Amman

In January 2013, I won a nine-day trip for two in Jordan, courtesy of EXPLORE, a leading tour company based in the UK. A few days ago, together with a friend, we claimed that prize. I’ve never ever tried using a tour company for my whole trip before and to

Bangalore Pride Parade 2013

It’s raining rainbows (mostly umbrellas), if not men, at the Bangalore Pride Parade 2013! A fabulous friend of mine (who happens to be also a traveler) has recently attended the event and he got nothing to say but optimism and pride to demand equal rights for all LGBT communities in India. Escorted

Toronto Pride Parade 2013 Video

I took a total of 700+ photos during the Toronto Pride Parade 2013 yesterday and cut them down to 251 photos. The ones deleted were of poor taste and quality. And I’m still planning to delete some of them, of course. I’ll try to trim them down to 100 good,

Gay Bars in Chicago

Chicago’s Boystown is to Toronto’s Gay Village or to San Francisco’s Castro, or to Seoul’s Homo Hill, the epicenter of 10.0 magnitude of queerosity! Just like any other gay areas, Boystown is no different: rainbows everywhere. Bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and other shops abound the area between Belmont and Addison/Waveland on

Beaches in Toronto – Bask in the sun and sand and get a tan!

It’s officially not summer in Toronto yet, but the rising temperature is already upon us. Sweaty foreheads and body parts/pits are starting to smell. It’s my pet peeve I can’t hide my disgust on my face. Yuck! There’s only one thing you should do to cool yourself down before exploding

Chicago Getaway Hostel

I’ve been to more than 20 youth hostels in my travels but Chicago Getaway Hostel already impressed me within an hour after I checked in. It’s the best hostel I’ve ever stayed so far. The moment I walked in, the organized and clean lounge, the friendly ambiance, and the smiling

Travelling with the Rainbow Wig

Last night, I was in a conversation with two other travelers and one popped the question: What is something that you can’t travel without? One answered her iPad, the other was her cellphone. Me? I can’t travel without my rainbow wig, a symbol of me being different. I sweat glitter,
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