How's it goin'? David here - a full time homosexual type who's a bit keen on travel. On December 31st 2012, I flew to Bangkok to kick off a massive travel adventure. Expect posts about hot locals, dodgy gay bars, and how the humidity is messin' with my hair. Currently in Mexico.


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Pride and Parties: New York’s Annual Gay Pride

Pride and Parties: New York’s Annual Gay Pride

NYC Pride 2015 takes centre stage in the city that never sleeps for a celebration of all things LGBT. You’ll have opportunities to party, protest, and commune during the week of activities from June 21st to 28th in the Big Apple. The event commemorates the riots of June 28th, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in...
London Gay Pride: Beyond The Parade

London Gay Pride: Beyond The Parade

There are two things that make London stand out for me as one of the greatest cities in the world. The first is how gay it is. I’m really lucky to have been born in a city that is pretty progressive in terms of gay rights and is inclusive of people with all kinds of...
The 5 Best Places to Eat in Oaxaca

The 5 Best Places to Eat in Oaxaca

Not sure whether to write a restaurants post, a markets post, or a street food post, I decided to combine the three and simply give you the best five spots for chowing down in Oaxaca. In this city, bad food is kinda hard to come by so you can guarantee that my top five picks...
Instagramming Oaxaca: Part 2

Instagramming Oaxaca: Part 2

Since returning to Oaxaca on New Year’s Eve, my love for this city has been completely cemented. It feels almost as much of a home to me as my own birth place, London, and although I am heading back to Europe in the summer, I have absolutely no doubt that I’ll be living here again...
The virtues of staying exactly where you are

The virtues of staying exactly where you are

So I’m the travel blogger who is going to tell you why you shouldn’t travel. To be clear about my intentions here, I am playing devil’s advocate and getting to grips with my own thoughts about this. I definitely don’t think that travelling is a bad thing – hello, I’m living that life, and I’ve...
Sponsored Video: Memories of Brighton

Sponsored Video: Memories of Brighton

I’ve been living in Mexico for nearly a year and a half now – can you believe it? But, while that’s been great, I’m closing the chapter on Mexico and I am mega excited to be back in the UK this summer. On June 5th, I fly from Cancun to London, and I’m going to...
11 Coolest Things to Do In Xela (Quetzaltenango)

11 Coolest Things to Do In Xela (Quetzaltenango)

At the end of 2014, I spent a couple of months in Guatemala, and Xela (otherwise known as Quetzaltenango) was definitely my favourite spot there. It’s not the prettiest spot in Guatemala, it’s definitely not the warmest, but it has something. The city has a bit of grit to it, but it still feels totally...
Mezcaloteca: A mezcal tasting experience in Oaxaca

Mezcaloteca: A mezcal tasting experience in Oaxaca

If you choose to visit Oaxaca, you won’t be able to escape mezcal, and nor would you want to – it is bloody delicious. If mezcal is a new word to you then it’s about time you visited Mexico to taste this locally produced alcoholic beverage. Mezcal is made from agave, just like tequila (in...
That Gay Guy: Kevin talks gay life in Belmopan, Belize

That Gay Guy: Kevin talks gay life in Belmopan, Belize

That Gay Guy is an interview series here on That Gay Backpacker, which delves into the lives of gay men from all around the world. So far in the series I’ve interviewed people from Lahore, Helsinki, Budapest, Istanbul, and many more places besides. This time round its the turn of Kevin who shares his stories...
The hedonist's guide to backpacking London

The hedonist’s guide to backpacking London

London is a party city, and a backpacking hedonist with limited time in the capital will want to do everything they can in order to party up a storm in the city. But while you are partying from dusk until dawn, you will also want to make sure that you keep healthy and that you...
Spooky and beautiful: Photos from Xela's cemetery

Spooky and beautiful: Photos from Xela’s cemetery

When the hostel owner in Xela (Quetzaltenenago in full) told me that one of her favourite places in her home city is the local cemetery, I raised an eyebrow and got on with my day. But as I was in Xela for longer than I expected, I took the opportunity to visit the cemetery, and...
Xela day trip: Laguna Chicabal

Xela day trip: Laguna Chicabal

Okay, I didn’t travel around Guatemala as much as I intended to (because I got homesick for Oaxaca) but of all the places I visited in the country, my definite favourite was Xela. Xela is a bit rough around the edges, but there is also tonnes of beauty in and around the city to explore....