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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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....
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...