The Nomadic Boys Meet The Scruffy Italian
Nov 3rd, 2016
Stefan and Sebastian are two bloggers known as the Nomadic Boys. They are a gay couple: we met in London a few years ago, and we are friends since then! They traveled all the way from Europe to Asia a couple of years ago and ate their way around Southeast Asia for almost two years. Recently they have... read_more
A Ten Day Itinerary for Japan - Nomadic Boys
Jul 25th, 2016
Japan is an incredible country. Everything is so advanced, done with such careful precision, immaculate attention to detail - and always with a smile.
A visit here will satisfy everything you want from the perfect holiday. The Japanese culture itself is rich with tradition, dating thousands of years and manifests itself in the way the people behave to each other, the... read_more
Gay Kyoto - Nomadic Boys
Jul 21st, 2016
Kyoto was the old capital of Japan from the 8th century until 1869 when it was moved to Tokyo.
It's a beautiful city packed with temples, markets, very friendly people and some great food. And lots of mochi based treaties everywhere!
We stayed at B&B Keiko, owned by Keiko, who is a young Japanese girl, very passionate about her job. ... read_more
The Best Sushi in Tokyo - Nomadic Boys
Jul 18th, 2016
When you first think of Japanese cuisine, sushi is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Tokyo is one of the best places in the world for an intense sushi #foodporn experience, mainly as a result of having the world's largest fish market. We set out to discover some of the places to enjoy the best sushi in Tokyo... read_more
Slurping Noodles in Japan - Nomadic Boys
Jul 17th, 2016
Japan is the place to come for some of the tastiest food on the planet, particularly noodles. Whether it's the rich dreamy broth based ramen or the juicy thick yummy udon, Japanese noodles are sure to rock your world.
But when it comes to eating said noodles, what better way to show your appreciation then with several beautifully timed, loud SLURPS!?... read_more
ANA Business Class Review: Tokyo Haneda to London - Nomadic Boys
May 19th, 2016
The very sweet Japanese cabin crew girl onboard our ANA business class flight from Tokyo to London giggled at this proud Frenchman as he pouted fiercely, preparing to tuck into his beef steak fillet and Aomori black garlic confit.
Stefan also looked on in a fit of giggles as Sebastien so effortlessly settled into his ANA business class experience. And wouldn't... read_more
Geisha Makeover in Tokyo - Nomadic Boys
May 14th, 2016
"As Sayuri was standing beneath the Cherry tree, speaking to the one man she loved but could not have, a sprinkle of delicate pale pink petals fell upon them like snow..."
At this point, Sebastien GRABBED the remote control, interrupting the most beautiful moment of Memoirs of a Geisha to declare: "STEFAN! One day, we too, will become geisha!"
Fast forward a... read_more
5 Of The Best Places To Stay For Eco-Friendly Vacations - Nomadic Boys
Apr 14th, 2016
Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness.
The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly. Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world... read_more
The Nomadic Boys' Malaysia Gay Travel Video
Feb 10th, 2016
What's it like travelling in Malaysia?
It's all about the rasa sayang or Feel the Love!
And boy did we have plenty of rasa sayang moments in this awesome country.
Our video highlights start with the wildlife of Borneo, especially the orang utans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants which we saw in the wild near the Kinabatangan River in Sabbah. You can also... read_more
Ten Favorite Traditional Foods of Japan - Nomadic Boys
Jan 30th, 2016
Japanese food is hands down one of the best in the world. Even Sebastien, a very proud Frenchman admitted it was his favourite.
But don't just take our word for it: in December 2013, the Japanese cuisine (called washoko), was added to UNESCO's list of intangible heritage list. Which other cuisines do you know are UNESCO listed?!! (Sebastien was quick to... read_more
Gay Life in Indonesia - Nomadic Boys
Jan 18th, 2016
"OMG careful you don't get caned for being gay over there you two!"
We did of course point out to our concerned friends and family back home that Sharia Law is only in place in one small part of Indonesia in the Northern Aceh province. If the rainbow flag gets out of control in Aceh, you risk being convicted by the... read_more
10 Interesting Facts About Indonesia - Nomadic Boys
Dec 20th, 2015
We always get excited when we see a bit of our own culture in the places we visit. So anything with a little bit of Greek and French influence immediately grabs our attention.
Our favourite 10 facts about Indonesia ticks all these boxes...did you know the majority of the French frogs' legs are imported from Indonesia...or even know where the word... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Ten Best Foods of Indonesia
Dec 18th, 2015
So get this, Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands with strong Hindu, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and Middle Eastern influence. The country is one massive colourful fabric of different races, languages, ethnicities: over 300 ethnic groups are united under the mighty Indonesian archipelago.
This is also true of the food, one of the most vibrant and colourful cuisines in the... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Gay Travel Guide to Labuan Bajo and Flores Island
Dec 12th, 2015
Get ready for the sharks and the almighty dragons! This is our gay friendly travel guide to Labuan Bajo and the island of Flores, the base for the mind-blowingly incredible underwater world of Komodo National Park.
Flores is located in East Nusa Tenggara on the Southern end of Indonesia, between Lombok and Papua islands. The waters around the island form part... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Gay Friendly Travel Guide to the Gili Islands
Dec 11th, 2015
The Gili islands reminded us of Destiny's Child: a trio of talented divas but ultimately upstaged by a superstar.
Gili Trawangan is the Beyonce of the trio. She's the most famous, the centre of attention where all the action happens. She has all the parties, bars, variety of restaurants, diving shops and of course people: holidaying couples, partying groups of friends,... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Gay Bali: The Ultimate LGBT Travel Guide To The Island Of The Gods
Dec 6th, 2015
Bali. Our guilty pleasure Now HERE is a playground for the gay boys! Our trekking in Mount Rinjani and scuba diving in the Komodo National Park left us feeling exhilarated, but quite frankly, knackered! We were ready to let our hair down. A visit to Bali was calling us
Bali has a nice mix of luxury villas and spas in Seminyak,... read_more
Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up - December 2nd
Dec 2nd, 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!
Six of the Worlds Best Wellness Resorts (Passport)
If you havent already noticed, some of your favorite hotel spas have received a major facelift. Theyre now bigger, providing... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Travel Guide to Mount Rinjani and Senaru in North Lombok
Nov 12th, 2015
Indonesia is a paradise for adventure seekers. The Komodo National Park has some of the best diving we've ever experienced. But venture above ground and you will find an incredible landscape just waiting to be discovered.
Indonesia is located at the meeting point of the Eurasian, Indo-Australian Philippine and Pacific Plates on the Western side of the Pacific "Ring of Fire":... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Diving in the Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Oct 18th, 2015
The Komodo National Park just off the Flores island in Indonesia was some of the best scuba diving we've ever experienced. After learning to dive Koh Tao in Thailand, fun diving in Thoddoo island in the Maldives, Okinawa in Japan and in Palawan in the Philippines, we had very high exceptions.
The waters surrounding the Komodo National Park form part of... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Gay Guide to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia
Oct 16th, 2015
Kota Kinabalu is the main transport hub gateway into the treasures of Sabah, Malaysia on the North of Borneo island. We stayed here for 2 weeks as a base to explore the region and discovered a vibrant gay scene, with even two gay bars to add to our gay guide to Kota Kinabalu:
GAY BARS AND HANGOUTS
Kota Kinabalu has gay bars!... read_more