Exploring the Pyramids on Foot

Author: , April 3rd, 2016

Pyramids

Though Egypt’s tourism has experienced a big slump in the past years, the Pyramids of Giza has no shortage of visitors everyday. There are more local tourists going in (mostly students on one-day excursions), and only few are foreign travelers going around and about the pyramids—on foot. Most foreign tourists come in the comfort of their aircon buses, taking them from one place to another.

If you’re adventurous enough and you’re traveling with friends or alone, there’s a way to beat the crowd: don’t follow where most of them go. Make a detour.

There are three things, however, that you need to bring: a hat, water, and a few chocolate bars or some nuts. And oh, wear shoes, not sandals or beach flip flops.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Living As a Gay Traveler – It’s the Little Things

Author: , June 2nd, 2014

Adam GroffmanThis morning I woke up more than a bit nostalgic. Nostalgic for a life I haven’t lived in a long time. I woke up with a familiar craving — my typical Sunday morning routine from years ago when I was living and working in Boston. I remember waking up, cooking some breakfast, picking up a copy of The New York Times and reading it for hours. I’d take the newspaper with me to the nearby park, and along with the grandmas and grandpas of my neighborhood, I’d sit on a park bench reading the paper all afternoon. I’d start with the news headlines, but would eventually find myself skipping over stories and making my way immediately to the NYT Magazine. I’d read that one nearly cover-to-cover. Maybe later in the day I’d have a picnic, or I’d go for a run around the nearby lake.

My Sundays were lazy but productive. I didn’t spend much money because I was saving for my big trip…but I always made sure I was doing things. I had a routine and I liked it. Then I took $20,000 and changed everything. Everything.

Sometimes I wonder if taking my big trip around the world was the right thing to do. I left behind a life in Boston. And while I was coming to terms with my sexuality, I definitely abandoned some friends in the process. Eventually I even abandoned my city. Boston had been my home for seven years. It was where I became an adult, albeit slowly. And while I don’t regret my 15-month trip around the world, I do wonder what would’ve happened to my life otherwise. If I hadn’t taken all that money to spend on a trip around the world, where I be now? Would I have fallen in love with the world? Would I crave travel? Would I still be a book designer?

Authored by gay traveler Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Gay Traveler Robert Schrader Has Restless Soul Syndrome

Author: , March 18th, 2013

A couple weeks ago, while on safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a fellow traveler asked me to explain my lifestyle and occupation, upon hearing that I was a travel blogger. It’s a request that comes up frequently, which has allowed me to carefully hone my stock “elevator speech.”

But this particular traveler did not give a stock response – shock, awe and/or mad props – to my stock speech.

“It sounds like a vicious cycle,” she sighed, and resumed scouting the dense bush around us for members of the Big 5 African game.

Her lukewarm reaction caught me off guard, so much so that I didn’t attempt to keep the conversation going. Instead, I began an intense, internal dialogue: Was I really trapped in some kind of self-perpetuating cycle, rather than living the dream?

Authored By Robert Schrader – See the Full Story at Leave Your Daily Hell

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AeroMexico Passenger Says He Was Kicked Off Flight for Being Gay

Author: , March 21st, 2012

AeroMexico and Gay PassengerRodrigo Viadas says he was forced to leave Aeromexico flight 473 from Miami to Mexico City moments before it took off Sunday night because he was gay, tweeting, “They took me off [the plane] like a criminal.”

Viadas says he was booted after a passenger spoke to the captain, though it’s not clear what exactly the complaint was: “The captain never spoke to me,” he tweeted. “They just said ‘a passenger complained.'”

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A Gay Traveler Visits Fort Lauderdale

Author: , February 1st, 2012

“Fort Lauderdale was an unknown destination to me just a few years ago — as I discovered more I learned of its popularity among Americans ([particularly those from the North — think New York and Chicago). On meeting the Fort Lauderdale Tourism team I learnt it is a huge gay destination.”

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