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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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....
That Gay Guy: Tony talks gay life in Helsinki, Finland

That Gay Guy: Tony talks gay life in Helsinki, Finland

That Gay Guy is a blog series over here on That Gay Backpacker in which I interview gay guys from all over the world about what gay life is like for them where they are from and where they live. So far, there have been illuminating stories from places as diverse as Pakistan, Guatemala, and...
Instagramming San Pedro La Laguna

Instagramming San Pedro La Laguna

Well, my seven weeks of Spanish lessons are done (thank goodness – language learning might be my least favourite thing in the world) and that means it is also time for me to move on from San Pedro La Laguna. I haven’t written a whole lot about San Pedro in my time here but that’s...
And this is why I will never haggle.

And this is why I will never haggle.

During my big trip last year, I didn’t really spend much time with other travellers simply because I found just too many differences between us that I couldn’t reconcile. Because of this, our time together just wasn’t enjoyable and I almost always wished that I was reading a book instead. While I was away hopping...
Solola: An authentic market experience in Guatemala

Solola: An authentic market experience in Guatemala

Three hours of Spanish per day, plus my normal work, plus my homework every night is seriously draining me. As a result, I just don’t have the energy to take many trips around Guatemala. So far, I have only ventured as far as a couple of market towns that aren’t particularly far away from San...
That Gay Guy: Serkan talks gay life in Istanbul, Turkey

That Gay Guy: Serkan talks gay life in Istanbul, Turkey

That Gay Guy is a blog series here on That Gay Backpacker that gets into the nitty gritty of gay lives all over the world. Normally on my blog, I write about my travel adventures, but in this series, I move the spotlight to gay guys from all different parts of the globe so that...
Happy birthday to me - my blog is two years old!

Happy birthday to me – my blog is two years old!

I can’t quite believe it but my wee blog just turned two years old. I can so clearly remember having my logo designed, fiddling around with WordPress, and writing my first few posts – and not having any idea what my future travel adventures would be and where I would be in the months and...
Back to basics in Guatemala

Back to basics in Guatemala

I have now found my way to my little bungalow and my language school in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala – hoorah! Before I arrived, the school owner did tell me via email that “the bungalow is basic”. No worries, I replied, I can live in a basic way. But being confronted with the basic...
It's okay to run away

It’s okay to run away

Image source. You know that tired old travel quote that is forever bandied around, “Not all those who wander are lost”? It has always wound me up. It suggests that feeling lost is not a legitimate part of the human experience and that it’s something unhealthy. But I have never felt that way, and yes,...
I'm moving to Guatemala - because I need to learn Spanish

I’m moving to Guatemala – because I need to learn Spanish

Big news. After spending almost a year in Mexico, it is time for me to pack my bags and move on. Where to? Guatemala. Why? Because I need to learn Spanish. Yes yes, I know what you are thinking. I am in a Spanish speaking country right now and surely I can find some way...
The 21 Coolest Things To Do In Oaxaca

The 21 Coolest Things To Do In Oaxaca

Looking for things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico? I’ve got you covered. 1.     Eat a late night tlayuda Oaxaca is well known for its street food, and tlayudas in particular. You can find tlayudas at any time of the day across Oaxaca City but it’s when I’ve stumbled out of the club that tlayudas are...