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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Posts tagged "Culture"
Oaxaca’s Feria del Mezcal: The Ultimate Booze-fest

Oaxaca’s Feria del Mezcal: The Ultimate Booze-fest

One of the Oaxaca’s most treasured exports is mezcal. The people here are fiercely proud of this intoxicating substance, which is made from the agave plant (just like tequila) and with good reason – it’s delicious. If you have never tried mezcal before, you can think of it as the cousin of tequila. It definitely...
Does London have the best arts culture in the world?

Does London have the best arts culture in the world?

It’s about eight months since I’ve been in my beloved London, and it’s at about this time that I start to feel pangs of homesickness. Not the kind of homesickness that makes me want to up and leave my new home in Mexico, but homesickness nevertheless. One of the things that I really miss about...
Your guide to to Oaxaca's Guelaguetza festival

Your guide to to Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza festival

July has long been one of my favourite months of the year. When I was a kid, it meant that the end of the school year had arrived, and in my twenties living in London, it meant lazy weekends spent hanging out on the grass of London Fields with disposable barbecues and cans of beer....
Guadalajara’s most impressive attraction: The Hospicio Cabanas

Guadalajara’s most impressive attraction: The Hospicio Cabanas

Guadalajara is not a city that seems to be on any “must visit” lists. If you are thinking of travelling to Mexico, then you will probably be swayed by the traditional charm of Oaxaca or the beaches of Cancun.  But Guadalajara has buckets of charm – well kept plazas where you can hear mariachi music,...
Visiting Tequila – the home of, err, Tequila

Visiting Tequila – the home of, err, Tequila

You all know by now that I love me a spot of boozin’. So what did I decide to do with my first full day in Mexico? I visited the UNESCO heritage town and Almighty Shrine to Booze that is otherwise known as Tequila on a trip with GDL Tours. That’s right, Tequila is not...
The incredible street art of Melaka

The incredible street art of Melaka

Melaka is not a backpacker town that is on everybody’s lips. From the travel blog posts I’ve read about Melaka, the consensus seems to be “yeh, make the effort to stay there for 24 hours”. I don’t get it. Melaka is so much more than a stop-over town to other parts of Malaysia. I love...
Meditation at Wat Langka, Phnom Penh. Om etc.

Meditation at Wat Langka, Phnom Penh. Om etc.

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter at all, you might have noticed that I have been in Phnom Penh for a while. I find the ‘travelling’ part of travelling a little tiring, particularly in the rainy season, and so I’ve decided to make Phnom Penh my home for the summer. My posts over...
A night at the circus in Battambang

A night at the circus in Battambang

Battambang is a pretty unassuming place. It is easy to walk around, there is very little traffic, and the centre has a nice little café culture that I was happy to make the most of for the couple of days that I was in the small city in the north-west of Cambodia. What I really...
Angkor Wat: A truly tedious experience

Angkor Wat: A truly tedious experience

Okay, don’t get your knickers in a twist. Angkor Wat is great, it’s impressive, I enjoyed my visit and I would visit again. But recently I have been feeling a little frustrated with travel rhetoric and my own contribution to it, and I wanted to write in a more honest way about my experiences. Whenever...
Photos: Thanh Ha pottery village

Photos: Thanh Ha pottery village

Travel is slowly but surely turning me into a middle aged version of myself. The chances of me going out of my way to cycle to a pottery village at home are slim to none, but that’s exactly what I did last week while visiting Hoi An. And here’s the really sick thing – I...
3 awesome museums you should visit in Hanoi

3 awesome museums you should visit in Hanoi

While visiting temples and ruins bores me to ears, I really love visiting museums when I’m in a city. The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi has more than its fair share of museums, so whether you want to learn about the ancient history of the country, about the various hill tribes and ethnic groups, or...
5 London novels that you should read immediately.

5 London novels that you should read immediately.

Travel hasn’t always been an interest of mine. Actually, up until a couple of years ago it wasn’t on my agenda at all. I recall being eighteen years old (ten years ago!), between A Levels and University, and thinking that anybody who took a gap year was just a little bit strange. My love of...