A Dutch Winter Day Amsterdam Netherlands – The unexpected happened: Finally, after three Winters without almost any snow Amsterdam turned into a winter wonderland. Big snowflakes falling down from the sky covering Dutch bikes, Grachten boats and the beautiful Grachten houses of Amsterdam Jordaan with beautiful white fresh snow. There is nothing better than to jump in our winter clothes, snap the camera and walk through the capital of the Netherlands on a Winter Day in February. We decided to take a walking tour along the Bloemgracht of the Dutch capital towards the famous Westerkerk close by the Anna-Frank House and Homo Monument. On our way back we stopped at Bilderdijk Park to have a small lunch snack at one of our favorite restaurants of Amsterdam “De Liefde” (The Love). We enjoyed the beautiful view of playing dogs, happy people, and falling snowflakes while tasting delicious vegetarian lentil soup for Daan and salmon bread for Karl. Join us on our tour through the winter wonderland of Amsterdam and see the beauty of the Dutch capital through a couple of men’s eyes.
GERMANY: Back to the roots! It always feels like a journey back in time when we are visiting Karl’s family in Eastern Germany. Not only because of the baroque beauty of Dresden’s architectural monuments including the Zwinger, the Castle of Dresden, or the uncountable art treasures in the museums of the Eastern German City. But also because it was Karl’s home town where he came out of the closet, got in touch with the local LGBTQ+ community, and started to play Volleyball in the European Gay League.
Our Gay Couple City Weekend Reykjavik Iceland – Road Trip Part 1. Traveling Iceland works best during a road trip around the island. We decided to drive our Iceland tour counter clock. But how to start a perfect Iceland trip? Our answer, we spent some relaxed days in the Nordic capital of Iceland, Reykjavik enjoying the thrill of anticipation before the back-to-basic camping road trip actually starts.
Our Baltic Pride 2017 Tallinn Best Powerful LGBTQ Photos – From Soviet Suppression to Powerful Diversity in 2017, or, why do we still need a Baltic Gay Pride Parade in Europe? If you are really thinking that is an appropriate question in 2017, you are right, at least in the first place. But let us tell you, not every LGBTQ+ person living in a European country has the privilege to live a free, out-of-the-closet life like gays lesbians, queer, bi- or transexuals in Amsterdam, London or Madrid not even imagining the right for equal marriage like recently in Germany. Queer people living in the Baltic States Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia, for instance, are facing homophobic threats every day. They desperately want to be who they are, living a life they want to live, being able to love who they want to. Therefore, this year’s Baltic Pride under the motto “United” took place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Celebrating its 9th edition, Tallinn Pride 2017 was the first Gay Pride Parade in 10 years since it was stopped because members of the LGBTQ+ community has been pelted with eggs, tomatoes and has been physically attacked and beaten up by counter-demonstrators during the parade in 2007. However, Karl and his best friend Sven traveled to Tallinn to support the Baltic Pride Gay Parade, to talk to the LGBTQ+ community and get a feeling how it is to gay travel to Tallinn and Estonia. And let us tell you already right now, the Tallinn Gay Pride Parade 2017 was a great success and exceeded all expectations of the organizers, the over 1800 participants and us gay travelers from Amsterdam. Enjoy our best rainbow photos, videos, and LGBT stories of the Baltic Pride 2017 and see the rainbow colored Tallinn Pride Parade & Festival through a couple of men’s eyes.
FINLAND: Review of Klaus K Design Hotel Helsinki Gay-friendly – Before we start with our review of the Klaus K Hotel Helsinki, we want to warn you, it is going to be a very sexy gay-friendly hotel article. Not only because of all the sexy and intimidating painting by Touko Valio Laaksonen, much better known as Tom of Finland. A must do for LGBT travelers coming to Helsinki is to learn more about Tom of Finland and the open mindset of the Finnish people who legalist same sex-marriage in 2017. The erotic artwork of the Finnish artist aka Tom of Finland has a huge fan community especially in the USA but also in Germany and other parts of Europe.
What a wonderful surprise to get the invitation to attending the colorful Gay Pride in Benidorm. As the last Gay Pride Event of the European Pride Agenda, the colorful LGBTQ+ festival takes place in the beginning of September. Nothing better to combine a late Summer beach holiday with a Pride event in the South East of Spain between Valencia and Alicante.
A Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam Netherlands – the Dutch capital means home for Karl and Daan. Especially in Spring and Summertime the city of canals, Grachten, bikes, and cheese is a place full of excitement close to nature and water. Beside the main mass tourist attractions and sights, the gay couple would like to share what you can do during a (short) stay in Amsterdam. This is their Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam. Read about their top picks like Stedelijk Museum, a private boat tour, EYE Film Museum, A’DAM Lookout Tower, dinner at Cantinetta and more.
The Pyjama Park Hotel Hamburg Reeperbahn – is an accommodation with best value for the money for a stay in Hamburg. The German city Hamburg, in particular, the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli, is well known for its nightlife. Loads of bars, clubs, and restaurants next to each other creating an atmosphere until late in the night. Our Hotel, the Pyjama Park Hotel, was located right in the beginning of the Reeperbahn in an old town building above the Pyjama Bar.
Germany, Netherlands, Canada – LGBTQ+ Christmas Love around the world 2020 with the Top Gay Christmas Markets. Thousands of tourists and travelers from all over the world come to Germany during the pre-Christmas time every year to get the perfect Christmas presents and dive into the German Christmas spirit. The well-known Christmas markets like in Berlin, Nuremberg, and Dresden have a century-long tradition of showcasing incredibly beautiful decorated Christmas trees, craftsmanship like wood carvings, finest German Christmas cuisines like Christmas stollen and organizing concerts of local choirs and orchestras. Today, there are uncountable Christmas markets all over Germany and Europe. And even some Gay Christmas Markets during the pre-Christmas season, which we would like to introduce you to now on a couple of men.
Tips and Highlights of our gay travel to Cape Town’s south side. From the city center of Cape Town, we made our way to the Cape Peninsula exploring False Bay. Our base for the second part of our Gay Travels to Cape Town was one of the most luxurious and gay-friendliest guesthouses we have ever visited. Located in St James, Cape Town overlooking False Bay, we visited Muizenberg with its white beach and colored beach hats, Kalk Bay with some great restaurants and shops and started our trips south.