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We are Karl and Daan from Amsterdam.
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While traveling around Cambodia, she met Jason and Tola, an Australian-Cambodian gay couple living in Siem Reap. The two guys running literally an LGBTQ+ family business together serving drinks and food as well as offering the local LGBTQ+ community a place to meet, talk, and support each other. But running a gay café in Siem Reap is not all that the guys are doing in order to do what they really wanted to do their whole life. “We knew we wanted to help the LGBTIQ+ community” – Enjoy our story of Jason and Tola on Couple of Men and learn

Our Top Highlights Best Photos Gay Couple Travel Vietnam – a diary of our first trip together outside Europe to Asia. As tourists of the world before we started to write our gay couple travel blog, we had an exciting time in Vietnam. The country with history charged traditions starting as a part of the Chinese Empire, the French colonization, the Japanese occupation, and the two-states solution often ended up in a war inside Vietnam or with its international neighbors and allies. After the well-known Vietnam War between North and South Vietnam by involving the United States of America

Karl's spiritual backpack trip to India - You have to come prepared to India, a country full of contrasts and unexpected surprises. The South Asian country that is considered to be the 7th largest country in the world by area, is a melting pot of cultural heritage, religious influences of Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism, as well as smaller percentages of Buddhism, various indigenous ethnically-bound faiths and a developing modern society of over 1.2 billion people.

And here it is: The Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2020! The year 2020 started with a huge worldwide challenge named Corona impacting not only our daily lives at home but also the travel industry specifically. Nevertheless, the German publisher of gay travel information and guide books, Spartacus, released today its annual Gay Travel Index with a detailed ranking of 202 (+5 countries) countries worldwide and their LGBTQ+ and gay-friendliness. The 8th edition by the Berlin-based publisher gives lesbian, gay, trans and queer travelers information about how gay-friendly a country and, therefore, a holiday destination is according to several ranking factors

Karl’s gay travels to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2008 before the earthquake – Yes, it is already quite a while ago since I was backpacking in India and Nepal. But the fascinating country in the Himalayas left a deep mark in my memories being so different, lovely and disturbing at the same time. When I was packing my backpack for my trip to India for a month, I was always having one eye on the mystically country in the highest mountain range in the world. Correctly, as I was experiencing it firsthand, not only while I was flying around the

Our holy trip to the 120 Koyasan temples Japanese Buddhism Mount Kõya on Wakayama Peninsula. Japan was and still is one of the most interesting countries for us gay travelers to explore. During our first trip to the island country in Asia, we put a two-nights stay on Mount Kõya on our Japan bucket list to explore as many temples, pagodas, and monasteries of the 120 located in the valley at the Wakayama prefecture in Japan.

Our Gay Couple Pilgrimage Japan Kumano Kodo Part 1 - After our first days in Tokyo, we seriously wanted to go to our limits when making a Pilgrimage in Japan on the famous traditional Kumano Kodo route from Ki Tanabe to Nachi through the Wakayama mountains. Already during the preparation period back home in Amsterdam for our one-month trip Japan, the 4-days trail through Japanese nature along centuries-old hiking paths went quickly upon our Japan bucket list, quite rightly. Because it truly was one of the hardest, most intense and spiritually full filling hiking trips we ever did on our gay-travels

In addition to the two genders, male and female, Cambodia’s national language Khmer also knows the third gender kteuy, which describes a person who has the physical characteristics of one gender but the behavior of the other. However, the linguistics here is already much further than the situation for LGBT people in the country. Although a gay pride has been taking place regularly in the capital Phnom Penh since 2003, Prime Minister Hun Sen also made negative headlines because he rejected his lesbian adoptive daughter in 2007.

Our stay at Kumagaiji Buddhist Temple Lodging Koyasan Japan. One of our highlights and on top of our bucket list for our Japan Travels was without any doubt our two-nights stay at a Buddhist monastery in the mountains of Mount Koya in the South of Osaka. Already the way up on the mountain plateau with a cable car was stunning. But the 120 temples, the graveyards and temple lodgings around Koyasan were just breathtaking. Don’t miss the chance during a trip into the Wakayama Mountains to visit Japanese Buddhist center Koyasan (Kōya-san) and be brave enough to sleep on the

The fact that there was visibly little budget for the production really didn’t seem to have bothered anyone when the My Best Gay Friends series started on YouTube in 2013. The series reaches millions of views within a very short time. Even though homosexuality was still described as a social evil by a national television broadcaster in 2002, comparable to prostitution and illegal gambling. To understand how the situation for the LGBT community in Vietnam has improved, take a look at the neighboring countries in South East Asia.