Tag: Gay travel

Oslo Pride 2017

This is part 5 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. My time in Oslo corresponded with Oslo Pride; I arrived on Thursday at the end of Pride Week.   Given that Oslo isn’t a huge city,
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Two and a Half Days in Johannesburg – Apartheid Museum, Neighbourgoods Market, Soweto Township Tour

This is part 17 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. I really had no idea what to expect of Johannesburg. Lots of folks had suggested it was skippable, or the kind of city you can breeze through in a day.  I ended up having three nights
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Exploring Cape Town: Part 2: District 6 Museum, Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square and Cape Town Pride

This is part 7 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. After the disaster of my Cape of Good Hope day and early bedtime, I was committed to make the most of my two days left in Cape Town – which I think I did.  By total
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Trip Report: Three Days in Wellington

This is part 5 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Wellington bills itself as “the coolest little capital in the world.”  Although the urban area has a population of 400,000, it feels a lot smaller.  The feel to me was like a smaller San Francisco
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A Little Report from Berlin

My report from Berlin is going to be fairly brief. Not only was I just in Berlin two years ago, but I stayed in the exact same two hotels as I did last time: the Intercontinental and the Grand Hyatt.  Both were excellent last time, both were excellent this time.  The only difference was cash
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Trip Report: A Quick Stay in Copenhagen

I hadn’t realized how late I would actually get into Copenhagen after connecting through Helsinki, so I really only had a day and a half there.  The city, and the greater Copenhagen-Malmo area, have a lot to see, but thankfully I had seen much of it before, so I focused on a few things and
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2 Days in San Sebastian and the Hotel Astoria7

This is part eight in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. (Note: Beware of food porn.) Lots of times when people tell me a tourist destination is beautiful, I take it with a grain of salt.  It’s not that I usually disagree, but there are
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Exploring Sitges and the Avenida Sofia Hotel

This is part three in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. Sitges is a beach town in Catalonia, about 20 miles to the southwest of Barcelona.  It has a bit of an artsy vibe, but its main industry is tourists.  It’s developed a particularly
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Exploring Mykonos, the Geranium Hotel, and Scooter Shenanigans

And then I was in Mykonos and the vacation could truly begin! There’s a whole range of hotels in Mykonos. There are many beachside resorts on the island, which can go for upwards of a thousand dollars a night. There are also hostels and small inns in Mykonos Town. The resorts are not convenient if
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Croatia Trip Report: Rovinj: The Disappointment Capital of Croatia

Putting aside my horrific hotel stay, Rovinj was disappointing overall, and I ended up regretting making the schlep to that part of Croatia as opposed to just going to Split or Slovenia.  It started out poorly when I arrived at the airport, and my pre-arranged transfer was nowhere to be found.  I went with the
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