Gay Thailand - Best Kept Secrets
Jan 15th, 2017
The intense gay life of Thailand makes this Far East dream an attractive reality for LGBTI travelers.
Thailand is one of the most open-minded and welcoming countries in the world, with the gay community completely accepted and welcome. The country presents a rich and organized gay scene, that even the big metropoles of Europe and US would be jealous for.
With exotic... read_more
Gay Feast in Kuala Lumpur - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Dec 17th, 2016
Last year, during my 3 months long trip around Southeast Asia, I visited the Capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
In all honesty, while the rest of Malaysia is definitely beautiful and full of charm (you have already read about my love for Pulau Langkawi, where I spent New Year's eve 2016), Kuala Lumpur was not my favorite city. Maybe it is... read_more
Thailand Temples - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Dec 1st, 2016
Thailand Temples are emblematic of the affection of the Thai population to the religion. Over 90% of the Thai inhabitants are devoted to Theravada Buddhism. On the Thai soil there are over 40.000 Buddhist temples, of which over 30.000 are still in use today.
Thai people make use of the Buddhist Thailand Temples as a place of aggregation (not differently from... read_more
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
Pulau Langkawi: Heaven Island - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Oct 19th, 2016
Every year over 2 million tourists choose to spend their holidays in the Heaven Island of Langkawi… so how could I miss out?
Langkawi is a big island in the Archipelago of Malaysia (Pulau in the local language means Island) on the Andaman Sea: the archipelago counts 104 islands, of which only 2 are inhabited, one of them being Langkawi! The... read_more
Koh Lanta Sunsets - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Dec 31st, 1969
You know how much I am in love with a lovely Sunset Beach... if you are even half as romantic as I am, well, you should definitely check this beautiful island out!
Koh Lanta Yai (not YAY! LOL) is the biggest island belonging to the Koh Lanta district, part of the Krabi province, off the Andaman coast of Thailand, south of... read_more
Trekking in Thailand - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 27th, 2016
I didn't know Thailand was such a great place for trekking! I found it out when I first touched the Thai soil. In October 2015, on my first trip to Southeast Asia, soon after arriving in beautiful Bangkok, I started organizing a few excursions around Thailand. As I was not sure on how it worked, I asked help to... read_more
Full Moon Party in Thailand - The Scruffy Italian Traveler
Aug 18th, 2016
I couldnt sleep a few nights ago Do you know why? It was Full Moon Night! So I was over thinking and I recalled the great time I had in Ko Pha Ngan Have you ever been to its infamouse Full Moon Party? I promise it is a lot of fun
What is exactly a Full Moon Party? It is a... 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
Jul 8th, 2016
Japan is one of the leaders of gay rights in Asia.
Surprising isn't it? Japanese society is so regimented, conservative, with strict social norms and little room for acceptance for anything different.
Despite this, Japan (along with Taiwan) is one of the few countries in Asia which has truly started to accept and protect its gay community to the point where it's... 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
Old Bagan and Ananda Temple - Carlos Melia
Feb 19th, 2016
Off the luxury and comfort of Belmond Road to Mandalay for an afternoon exploring Old Bagan and Ananda Temple, which ended on a marvelous Sunset gazing over the Archeological Site atop a Pagoda.
First we took the small boats off our luxury cruiser, and to the banks of the Ayeyarwady River and a private bus took us to the entrance... 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
Traveling as a Gay Couple in Asia
Feb 1st, 2016
"Why should I spend my tourist dollars in a country that wants to throw me in jail?!"
This was our dilemma before setting off for our big travel adventures in Asia - as a gay couple. If it isn't illegal (like in Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Maldives, Malaysia, India, Myanmar...), then it's certainly not truly welcomed (think Indonesia, China or Mongolia).
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