Globetrotter Girls – Bangkok’s Concrete Jungle

Author: , April 26th, 2015

Bangkok - Globetrotter Girls

I noticed that despite having spent several weeks in Bangkok over the past few months (when I add up the days of my various stays, including the involuntarily longer one), it has never been featured as a Polaroid Of The Week!

I’ve also noticed the city’s slogan City Of Life for the first time on my last visit, and thought that while it wasn’t very creative, it’s definitely true… Bangkok just feels incredibly alive and buzzing with life at any time of day.

And since it’s my last stop in Thailand before my return to Hong Kong, I figured I should give Bangkok a shout-out – I’ve been having a great time every time I visited this year (excluded are visits to the German Embassy) and have grown to like the city much more than I used to.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Street Shopping in Bangkok

Author: , March 22nd, 2015

Photo by Jenny AdamsTucked down shadowy, orchid-strewn alleys or confronting you in glittery glory, Bangkok’s shopping opportunities come in every size, shape, budget, and locale imaginable. The best part is, the prices here are half those you’d find in New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong.

To help you find costume jewelry, vintage heels, custom denim, or the perfect pair of Ray Bans at a steal of a price, we rounded up five of the must-visit streets in Thailand’s capital.

Siam Square

At Siam Paragon, you’ll find plenty of places, such as Prada and Armani, willing to take your hard-earned cash. But if you want a chance to purchase fashion labels you can’t find back home, head to the nearby Siam Square. It’s actually multiple streets, anchored by a central, charming, tree-lined road. Both sides of the main avenue offer independent boutiques full of affordable shoes, handbags, ladies’ apparel, nail salons, coffee shops, and amazing custom denim for men.

By Jenny Adams – Full Story at Sherman’s Travel | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys – Owning a Bar in Bangkok

Author: , March 14th, 2015

Nomadic Boys - ThailandSilom in Bangkok is home to a really fun and exciting gay scene, which we initially discovered with our ladyboy friend Regina.

The pedestrianised road, Silom Soi 4 is a staple for all gay travellers visiting Bangkok, for its large numbers of gay bars facing each other, heaving with crowds almost every night of the week. Telephone and Balcony are the two largest ones where the tables are strategically placed so you are facing the ongoing people traffic coming in and out.

Stranger Bar is one of the smaller bars and our favourite. After many drunken nights here, we buddied up with its very charismatic co-owner Chakgai Jermkwan, to learn more about gay Bangkok and Thailand.

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys – Interview With Our Ladyboy Friend in Bangkok

Author: , March 12th, 2015

Nomadic BoysBangkok is our favourite base in Asia and we have spent many months here during out travels. We loved the Bangkok gay scene, particularly the buzzy atmosphere of Silom Soi 4 and the drag queen shows at clubs like DJ Station.

Thailand is of course notorious for its lady boys and on our nights out in Silom we met the sexy and glamorous Regina, who told us about her life as a ladyboy in Bangkok and in Asia.

Greetings Regina and welcome to our blog. Please introduce yourself:

Hello nomadicboys! I am Regina, 32 years old, originally from Iloilo City in the Philippines. I am a freelance hairdresser and make up artist and I frequently come to Bangkok for shopping, beauty enhancements or beauty treatments.

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys: How to Get a Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

Author: , March 2nd, 2015

Nomadic BoysWe took a break from travelling for a month in Bangkok as a base to spend Christmas and plan travels for 2015. We stayed for a few nights at the excellent Lub’D Hostel and then rented a condo (with gym and swimming pool) in the suburbs via Air BnB.

Our first destination in 2015 was Myanmar, a country which only recently started to open up to tourism and is still doing so. Visa on arrival is still not fully available so we had to apply for our tourist visa for Myanmar before arriving. We also had to ensure we had crystal clear perfect new dollars ready for our trip.

Getting a Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok

You can apply online for an e-visa for $50 (around #33), or go in person to the Union of Myanmar Embassy and get it cheaper (810 bahts: around #16/$24). The tourist visa is valid for 28 days and is for a single entry. It is valid from your first visit to the Embassy and expires after 3 months from this date.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys blog | Myanmar Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Bangkok Dream Apartments, Bangkok, Thailand

Author: , May 14th, 2014

Bangkok Dream Apartments - Bangkok, ThailandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Elegant Holiday apartments: Beautiful holiday apartments with riverview, Near Oriental and Peninsula hotels. Close to Silom. rate per room.

See the Bangkok Dream Apartments Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Thailand

Bangkok – Gay Shopping and Attractions

Author: , June 14th, 2013

ThailandBangkok, Thailand – A city where ancient traditions meet new visions. Where treasures and culinary treats are hidden around every corner! This is a city filled with expats, travelers, and locals melding together to create what is known as the Bangkok experience. With over 8 million people in Bangkok, and 14 million in the metro area, there are many worlds to be explored while visiting the gateway to Southeast Asia.

Beneath the canopy of high rises you’ll find the hustle and bustle of tuktuks, mopeds, food vendors, and pedestrians. No matter day or night, the people of Bangkok work hard to keep this city moving. While Bangkok can seem intimidating at first glance, a few helpful tips will allow you to hit the ground running and experience all this city has to offer.

The Guru’s Starting Tip: Your first night in Bangkok, I highly recommend visiting Sirocco Bar at Lebau Hotel or Vertigo Bar at Banyantree Hotel. The roof top bars for their respective hotels, these spots will allow you to get a feel for the city. While offering amazing views, especially at sunset, you will have a much greater appreciation for the city as you hit the streets and start to explore the different districts.

Authored By the Gay Travel Guru – See the Full Story at GayTravel.com

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GayTravel.com Visits Gay Thailand

Author: , May 8th, 2013

ThailandThere are few things as exciting as getting to take a top of the line, world-class international trip to one of the most incredible tourist destinations in the world. GayTravel.com’s Gay Travel Guru Bryan Kosarek experienced the thrills of travel recently on his incredible trip to Thailand. Throughout his journey to Bangkok, Chiangmai, and Phuket, the Gay Travel Guru soaked up all Thailand has to offer while scoping out the gay scenes in around these areas for gay travelers everywhere.

After traveling for 27 hours, Bryan arrived in Bangkok and woke up a few hours later to a gorgeous view of downtown- not to mention an open mind and no expectations so as to best experience this beautiful city! His daytime destinations kicked off with the Chattachuk Market which is only held on weekends and has over 10,000 vendors selling everything from artwork to puppies. Even the best travelers get lost though: Bryan spent a good five hours accidentally exploring this rich hotspot in the city which is not a bad place to get stuck for an afternoon.

After frolicking with Bangkok’s people, Bryan got a taste of this city’s notorious architecture and history at the local temple and grand palace. A unique aspect of this temple- the Temple of the Tigers- is the incredible opportunity to play with, feed, and bathe tigers ranging from cubs to three years old!

Authored By Bryan Kosarek – See the Full Story at GayTravel.com

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Relaxing at Bangkok’s Pool in the Sky

Author: , April 1st, 2013

Carlos Melia - Sky Pool, Bangkok, ThailandCarlos Melis reports in from an amazing rooftop pool in Bangkok, Thailand:

Just have to say that I am obsessed with the sky pool at the 25th floor of The OKURA Prestige Hotel in Bangkok. Great views of the Bangkok Skyline. This morning I spend an hour contemplating the views and swimming a few laps. Work HARD relax HARDER.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand

Author: , May 17th, 2012

GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand  | GoThaiBeFree.com  |  After many month of joint work and collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, local hotels, tour operators and restaurants, and several visits to Thailand, which will always stay close and dear to my heart, I am happy and proud to share and announce, that the first ever official and fully dedicated Asian destination LGBT Microsite by a Tourism Board, is up and online. This shows the interest, respect and commitment of Thailand as a destination, toward the international Gay Travelers, in a true Buddhist spirit. You will find many of my photos and collaborations on the site, like one above on the main banner, of me seating contemplating Phranang Beach from my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Mai Pen Rai Thailand it has been a pleasure to work with you all along this six month, and thank you for trusting CarlosMeliaBlog.com and myself for this project – www.gothaibefree.com check it out. !!! your best source of information when planning your travel experience to Thailand. CM

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