Tag: LGBT Issues

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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Reflections on Orlando, Pride, and Bars

Some may say this isn’t a travel post.  Some may say it’s “personal.”  But for me, travel is personal.  And more importantly, there’s an important message I want to share, and this is one of the platforms I have to do so.  I’m exhausted and have been writing a lot, so this is a bit
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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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Exploring Sydney and Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

I did too much in Sydney to capture well in a blog post, but I really enjoyed the city. The weather was just gorgeous the entire time I was there, made even better by the fact that it was snowing back home. But I figured I’d provide some highlights of the city itself, and its
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Thoughts on Abu Dhabi, Part 2: Ethical Travel, LGBT Rights in the UAE, and Why One Blogger Should Be Ashamed of Himself

I have spent most of my professional life thinking about issues of injustice and inequality. When I travel, I try not to let these concerns dominate my thinking. I remember a speaker I heard in college, some noted activist whose name I can’t recall, who made the point that people working in social justice fields
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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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Trip Report: Trying to Ring them Bells, or Two Days in Dubrovnik

Trying to Ring them Bells, or Two Days in Dubrovnik Please forgive my absence from the blogosphere.  I’ve been dealing with a difficult personal situation that puts travel, points, and blogging in their proper perspective.  But I’m hoping to catch up and churn out posts from my August trip to Croatia this week. Dubrovnik has
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