Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – November 11th

Published Date Author: , November 11th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
How to Plan the Perfect Winter Holiday (Travels of Adam)
It’s that time of year again when you’re expected to return home for the holidays. (Hello Thanksgiving in America!) But what if you didn’t? Instead of cramming into the Amtrak train on a freezing winter day toward your mother’s apple pie, take your Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hannukah holiday and head the opposite direction with your best friends.
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ARGENTINA:
Politics on full display at Buenos Aires Pride (AmericaBlog)
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Buenos Aires Pride- AmericaBlog

BRAZIL:
Gay Cruise Passenger Falls off Ship After Fight with Homophobic Crew (The Advocate)
A Brazilian gay man is still missing at sea after plunging into the ocean from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship early Friday morning following an alleged altercation with crew members who taunted him with antigay remarks
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CHINA:
The 17 Best Pictures From the Hong Kong Pride Parade (Gay Star News)
Hong Kong unravelled its rainbow flags Saturday to celebrate Pride and to keep up the fight for full equality.
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Hong Kong Pride

CUBA:
First Gay Cuba Cruise in History (FTN News)
ALandCHUCK.travel announced the first gay cruise in history to the US embargoed island of Cuba.
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Al & Chuck Cruise

JAPAN:
An Affordable Street Food Tour of Tokyo (Shermans Travel)
Anthony Bourdain once said, “I love Tokyo. If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it.” Not only does this foodie city have some of the best food options, you can dine on a budget, to boot.
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Tokyo Street Food - Teresa Wu, Shermans Travel

SPAIN:
Barcelona Day Trip: The Magical, Medieval Town of Girona (Shermans Travel)
Gothic fantasies are born in Old Town Girona, which lies over the River Onyar in Spain. Here, cobblestoned paths twist and turn through hushed corridors, and a palette of ochre and umber always seems to be reflecting late-afternoon sun.
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UKRAINE:
Ukraine Eschews Visa-Free EU Travel by Blocking Law to Protect Gay People (Guardian)
Ukraine’s parliament has blown the country’s chances of visa-free travel to most EU nations by blocking legislation that would have banned discrimination against gay people in the workplace.
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UK:
London’s Annual GFEST Art Festival Kicks Off! (Passport)
The time has arrived to get your gay art on and where better to do so than good ol’ London Town?
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USA, HAWAII:
Gay Travel Concierge: Oliver Cajala of The Modern Honolulu (Passport)
“Hawaii has so much Aloha, so much love, that I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be,” says Oliver Cajala of The Modern Honolulu.
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Oliver Cajala

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