Kutna Hora, Czech Republic – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 20th, 2019

Sedlec Ossuary - Kotna Hora - Prague - Czech Republic

Kutna Hora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient architecture, mining history, gothic cathedrals such as the Ossuary, and its fair share in making the Czech Republic what it is today.

Here are the things you can do there.

1. Sedlec Ossuary

Known better as “The Bone Church”, this might be the most bizarre structure you see in the city. It remains a structure housing the remains of more than 40,000 people. Some say its a legend, others agree to it. Its most striking feature is a chandelier made of every bone a human has.

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Gay Friendly Eastern Europe – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 13th, 2019

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Europe has some of the most gay-friendly countries in the world with extremely progressive LGBTQ rights. However, these are largely confined to the North and West. The further East you head on the continent, the less gay-friendly it becomes.

East Europe is notorious for lagging behind the rest of the continent when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Thankfully, when most of them started joining the EU from 2004 onwards, membership requirements forced them to adopt more progressive LGBTQ laws, especially with regards to recognising civil unions for same-sex couples and introducing anti-discrimination legislation.

This is not to say that East Europe is completely void of any fabulousness! During our many trips as a gay couple around the region, we discovered several places that have a more liberal outlook, a thriving LGBTQ community and a vibrant gay scene. Based on our first-hand experiences, we’ve put together what we think are the 5 most gay-friendly cities – gay friendly Eastern Europe.

Disclosure: this was written as part of a paid collaboration with Moon Travel Guides.

What is East Europe?

A quick note about this. Whilst we appreciate that some countries fall into the “Central” rather than “East” Europe grey area, others would argue they are “Baltic” instead, or “Balkan”, there is no clear definition of which countries are strictly defined as “East Europe”.

We’ve therefore taken the UN breakdown of what is East Europe and included the countries that the travel industry also regards as being part of “East Europe”.

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Getting From Prague Airport to the City Center

Author: , March 18th, 2019

Prague Airport

The Vaclav Havel Prague airport is located 17km (11 miles) northwest from the city centre. It is the main international airport for the Czech Republic and the only airport serving Prague.

There are 2 main terminals. Terminal 1 is where international non-Schengen flights arrive. Terminal 2 is where international Schengen-zone member flights arrive. So if you’re flying from Europe, you’re likely to arrive at Terminal 2. Passengers from North America will be arriving at Terminal 1.

There are several ways to get from Prague Airport to the city centre, which we’ve set out in detail below.

The Prague City Card

Before proceeding, a huge travel tip from us: consider buying the Prague Card. Prague has so many excellent sights to take in, it can be quite overwhelming. We highly recommend preordering your Prague Card online which includes free entry to most museums, attractions like Prague Castle, the Zoo and even a free riverboat cruise on the Vlatava. Each order also comes with a guidebook to Prague with detailed maps.

Note that the Prague no longer includes public transport.

You can purchase the Prague Card for 2 days for €58, 3 days for €68 or 4 days for €78. You can simply order it online then collect it at either Prague Airport or from the Prague City Tourism Info Centre located in the heart of the city.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Prague Gay Guide – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , February 23rd, 2019

Prague Gay Guide - The Nomadic Boys

Prague is one of Europe’s top gay travel destinations and in our opinion, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Prague is magical, with its striking gothic architecture, magnificent medieval monuments, like something from a fairy tale. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most visited cities in the world.

We loved strolling through the labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets that make up the UNESCO listed Old Town and then experiencing the thrilling gay nightlife of Prague in the evening.

Our Prague Gay Guide

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a former Soviet country in Central Europe, now part of the EU. The country is so rich with culture that you can never get bored exploring it. To give you a brief idea, its history date back to the 9th century when it used to be called ‘The Duchy of Bohemia’ under the Great Moravian Empire. It was around this time that Prague Castle was built, one of Prague’s most famous tourist sites. In addition, most of the beautiful and picturesque medieval buildings of the Old Town, like “Charles Bridge” were subsequently built in the 1300s by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. There’s a lot to see here, which we’ve summarised below, but make sure you also give yourself ample time to check out the dynamic gay nightlife of Prague.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Sedlec Ossuary: The Church of 40,000 Bones – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , November 9th, 2018

Sedlec Ossuary - Keep Calm and Wander

I’m gonna bring you with me to Sedlec Ossuary, a church with 40,000 human bones inside! It’s chilling, eh? Don’t worry – there’s nothing to be scared of. Hopefully, after seeing all these, you’d still be able to sleep well, without nightmares. Guess what; I was fine. I was able to sleep without monsters and ghosts in my dreams.

I’ve got to be honest though – I found it weird the moment I stepped inside. I was fascinated and overwhelmed by all the skulls and bones surrounding me like they’re trying to petrify me. I had goosebumps the entire time I was there, but I was not in a hurry to get out of that holy place; in fact, I was the last person in our tour group who went back to our bus.

How to get to Sedlec Ossuary. It’s an hour drive by car from Prague – and the best way to get there is by joining a half day tour to Kutna Hora. Every hotel and hostel in Prague advertise this tour, and they can also book this for you. Now, you might be wondering why on earth Sedlec Ossuary is decorated with 40,000 bones! It actually has a fascinating story.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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In Cesky Krumlov, Prague and Romantic Bohemia, Charm Abounds

Author: , November 1st, 2015

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Have you ever visited Cesky Krumlov? Have you ever visited South Bohemia? If not, then you need to make your way to the Czech Republic right away, and be awed by its beauty.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to visit this land of castles and dragons, ancient heroes and charming princes and princesses, a land of rivers and history: at my core, this is how I see much of central Europe.

Cesky Krulov is definitely one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe and, we must note, after Prague Castle, the most visited place in the Czech Republic. Being part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, this town will delight you with its little square, exquisite meals, the stunning State Castle Cesky Krumlov and lush green gardens.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News | Czech Republic Gay Travel Resources

New Gay Tour Will Go to Auschwitz

Author: , January 31st, 2015

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The image is a little jarring. On the left, a bearded, shirtless guy in sunglasses stands on a beach, the Israeli flag reflected in his mirrored aviators. On the right, a pink Star of David hovers over an ancient building in Prague.

But for Jayson Littman, the pictures make perfect sense. As the founder of Hebro Travel, a new tour company serving “gay Jews and those who love us,” he’s serving up trips that blend historical exploration, cultural discovery — and some serious partying.

The travel venture is an outgrowth of Hebro, Littman’s hugely successful party promotion and social-networking outfit, which hosts events with names like High Homodays, Jewbilee, and Sederlicious. “A lot of organizations exist to help gay people feel comfortable in Jewish spaces,” he told the Forward. “I exist to help Jews feel comfortable in gay spaces.”

An Israel trip timed for Tel Aviv Pride in June will take travelers to a famously gay-friendly environment. But it’s Littman’s latest tour offering that’s generating attention — and raising eyebrows.

By Michael Kaminer – Full Story at Forward Thinking | Germany Gay Travel Resources

Tasting the Best of Prague on a Food Tour

Author: , September 4th, 2014

Prague Food TourI’m not sure when my love of food really started. I don’t think I was always so hungry but at some point (probably the first or second year out of college) I realized how much fun food can be. It became less of a necessity and more of a desire. There were a brief few years where I had a sudden fascination with cookbooks (thanks to years of working at a Barnes & Noble bookstore), but my own cooking took longer to develop into a passion. These days, food is pretty much always on my mind. Especially when I travel.

Travel and food go so well together, I don’t really know why the idea of “food tours” took so long to catch on. But these days, you’d be hard pressed to visit a city and not find out about a food tour.

Ever since taking my first food tour in 2011, I’ve been hooked, and have now taken these kinds of tours all over the world–from Bangkok to New York (and just about every city in Europe!). And my passion for food & travel has even gone so far that I now also work quite a bit for Eating Europe Food Tours–a company so clearly aligned with my own passions: good food, good fun and local experiences.

This article was written by Adam Groffman, author of the internationally popular travel blog, Travels of Adam. Read more here: Tasting the Best of Prague on a Food Tour.

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Europe’s Best Cities for Clubbing

Author: , April 16th, 2014

13 Best European Cities for ClubbingC is for Clubbing! For some of you guys, traveling is a non-stop party. I should know: almost 20% of my email subscribers answered they are going on a euro party trip on my eurotrip calculator, that nifty little thing. I also receive a lot of emails asking where is the best places to party in Europe or even where to score some joints or meet some prostitutes (!!!). I know I have a good web of connections all over the world but seriously, do I look like a drug dealer or a pimp? #emailsbloggersreceive

I digress.

I’ve created this list with a ready-made itinerary if you want to follow a 2-month euro party trip in Europe to finally answer this question. Of course you’re free to include Ibiza and London but here’s 13 best clubbing capitals that are more interesting and mostly less expensive (except for Stockholm, Paris and Mykonos). I’ve listed my favorites and noted those that are gay-friendly destinations. Some are not but they are still fun!

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Gay Travel Event Review: Czech Gay Pride 2013

Author: , August 23rd, 2013

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Prague‘s third annual Pride extravaganza came to a hot and sunny climax over the weekend, with some 20,000 people taking part in Saturday’s jubilant parade. Attendance at the increasingly must-hit Euro Pride event was up by a third from last year and nearly three times what it was just two years ago.

This year’s parade route was the first to pass directly through the city’s iconic and tourist-thronged Old Town Square – a potential logistical nightmare for police on a busy August Saturday, but one handled with impressive grace and efficiency.

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