Gay Life in Peru - The Nomadic Boys
Feb 15th, 2017
“A man who rides Peruvian paso horses is referred to as a “chalan” – not to be confused with a “chalon” – that’s Peruvian gay slang for a guy with a huge dick!”
Our Peruvian buddy Aaron from Lima is always keen to show off the highlights of his country.
Tourism in gay Peru has exploded over the past decade and alongside... read_more
Recipe for Peruvian Pisco Sour Cocktail - Nomadic Boys
Feb 12th, 2017
Pisco Sour is the national drink of Peru and one of our all time favourite cocktails. It's a mix of Pisco (a grape brandy), lime juice, egg whites and sweetened with syrup.
The famous Peruvian Pisco Sour was invented in the early 1920s at Morris Bar in Lima by its owner, Victor Vaughen Morris who came up with the idea of... read_more
Santiago, Chile - Crown Jewel of the Andes
Jan 27th, 2017
As a child I would look at maps and think how ridiculous Chile looked. Stretched out and elongated, it defied all the norms about the shapes of countries. I never got round to finding out why it was that shape. Now, it was obvious.
I was on a flight from Sao Paulo in Brazil into Santiago - the capital of Chile... read_more
Ten Great Foods From Ecuador - The Nomadic Boys
Jan 18th, 2017
For such a tiny country, Ecuador really punches its weight on the culinary scene. You don't associate Ecuador as a foodie destination. Instead images of Charles Darwin and giant Galapagos tortoises are more likely to spring to mind.
That's what we thought when we first arrived, but very quickly discovered one of the most varied cuisines we've ever encountered in our... read_more
Gay Uruguay in One Week - Nomadic Boys
Jan 12th, 2017
Uruguay is a country you cannot afford to skip from your Latin America itinerary. It has so much to offer, whether it's surfing beaches, good wine, stunning scenery, delicious steaks and of course marijuana.
Uruguay is one of the most progressive countries in the world and certainly the most in Latin America. It was one of the first in the continent... read_more
Galapagos East Islands Itinerary - Nomadic Boys
Dec 27th, 2016
The Galapagos itineraries are tightly controlled by the Ecuadorian government and the Galapagos National Park because of their sensitive environment.
We did a luxury cruise aboard the Passion yacht, which alternates between 2 Galapagos itineraries each week. The first itinerary covers the Eastern islands and the second one covers the West islands.
The main difference between the two is the Western islands are... read_more
Gay Montevideo - The Nomadic Boys
Dec 31st, 1969
Montevideo is frequently rated as one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, particularly by the likes of Lonely Planet and Skyscanner.
And now by the Nomadic Boys…especially when this is what you see on your way into the country.
Uruguay itself is an extremely gay friendly country, not only across Latin America, but in the world. Gay rights... read_more
96 Hours in Peru - Carlos Melia
Nov 30th, 2016
A few weeks back, invited by LATAM Airlines Business Class, Belmond Journeys and Hotels Peru, Rubin and I decided to come for 3 nights / 4 days - ha ha ha yes you read right 96 hours, to explore to main higlights of the marvelous country and intriguing culture. This wasn't my first time in Peru - for work or... read_more
Ten Interesting Facts About Argentina - Nomadic Boys
Nov 2nd, 2016
"Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves!" Marlene Dietrich was definitely on point.
The Argentinians are an extremely passionate hot blooded bunch with their own unique style of Spanish, spoken with a strong Italian-like charisma. They will instantly embrace you into their lives and in return you will no doubt quickly fall... read_more
Gay Buenos Aires - The Nomadic Boys
Oct 30th, 2016
Fresh off the plane, our Porteño friends Pablo and Gustavo welcomed us, and took us straight to the Pepo Pepona gay restaurant in Palermo so we could have our first taster of the famous Argentinian steak.
Just as we were tucking into our bife de chorizo, the restaurant’s entertainment started: a handsome (extremely well endowed!) Argentinian lad came gyrating from table... read_more
Gay Friendly Buenos Aires Hotels - Nomadic Boys
Oct 17th, 2016
Periodically we'll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:
Argentina is a fiery beacon of fabulousness in Latin America, which really embraces LGBT travellers. Perhaps our biggest test of how gay friendly a destination is: the response when we initially make contact with a few of the hotels and... read_more
Best Foods in Argentina - Nomadic Boys
Sep 21st, 2016
PHWOOOAAAR Argentina - all that delicious meat...you truly spoil us! Steak hunting became a daily pastime in Buenos Aires... "Which parilla shall we hunt out tonight my greedy Frenchman?" The Argentinian cuisine has a lot to offer, but for us meat lovers, we get particularly excited by the different meat cuts, styles of cooking the meat, accompanying sauces for the... read_more
Gay Cordoba - The Nomadic Boys
Sep 19th, 2016
Where did all the young pretty Argentinian gay boys go? Cordoba!
This is the geographical heart of Argentina, famous for having the country's oldest university and one of the fewest offering free education for all. As a result, Cordoba has a large student population - some claim up to 20% of its 1.4 million residents. Cordoba's second biggest city brings with... read_more
Gay Rosario, Argentina - The Nomadic Boys
Sep 18th, 2016
Gay Rosario is ripe, ready and just waiting for the gay boys to head on over. Historically, there's always been an active gay scene here and as a result, it's a popular destination for the Buenos Aires boys.
Rosario rivals Cordoba as the country's 2nd city. It has around 1.3 million inhabitants and has always maintained a very relaxed and tolerant... read_more
Argentinian Steak - Nomadic Boys
Sep 15th, 2016
Steak is big business in Argentina. There's more cows than people here and as a result the Argentinians have made steak a work of art.
There's plenty of excellent parillas to enjoy some of the best steaks in the country, particularly in Buenos Aires, but we also wanted to take back this little souvenir with us.
Chimi churri is a popular Argentinian... read_more
My Rio de Janeiro - Carlos Melia
Sep 3rd, 2016
So I landed in Rio de Janeiro, for two weeks, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. I have been in Rio countless times, but always discovering new locations, hotels, restaurants and attractions. These are some of my findings during my recent visit. Also see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future posts and experiences in Rio de Janeiro.
I came to Rio de Janeiro,... read_more
Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up - November 27th
Nov 27th, 2015
In addition to our regular travel articles, we're starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don't warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn't have time to add. Enjoy!
Photos: Buenos Aires Gay Pride 2015 (The Advocate)
Celebrants at Buenos Aires Pride festival and parade earlier this month had plenty of fun while also getting political.
Breakaway Backpacker - First Time at a Nude Beach
May 27th, 2015
It had been my 2nd visit to Praia Galheta (Praia is Playa or Beach in Portuguese) the gay/nude beach in Florianopolis when it finally happened. The first time I was there I couldn't get the nerves to go nude. I thought long and hard about it, but just couldn't do it. I looked around and it wasn't a lot of... read_more
Brazil: Gay Travel Paradise, But Violence An Issue
Apr 11th, 2012
Right now, travel agents, journalists, hoteliers and others in the hospitality industry are packing their bags and heading to Brazil for The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association's annual global convention, held this year in the southern city of Florianopolis from April 12-14. They'll check out hotels, network with contacts, discuss best practices and discover all that Brazil has... read_more