Pulau Langkawi: Heaven Island – The Scruffy Italian Traveler

Author: , October 19th, 2016

Langkwai - SergioEvery year over 2 million tourists choose to spend their holidays in the Heaven Island of Langkawi… so how could I miss out?

Langkawi is a big island in the Archipelago of Malaysia (Pulau in the local language means Island) on the Andaman Sea: the archipelago counts 104 islands, of which only 2 are inhabited, one of them being Langkawi! The island received the Global Geopark status by UNESCO in 2007 for its diverse and astounding geological heritage.

In all honesty I didn’t know Langkawi was a Heaven Island, so popular! It looks like in the recent few years an increasing number of Indians and Southeast Asians are choosing its heavenly beaches for celebrating marriages, Bollywood style, and in general to spend their holidays.

I can confirm that without any doubt! I realized it just as soon as I arrived to the pier of Penang, where I had to wait the ferry to reach the Heaven Island of Langkawi: I was surrounded by ordes of youngsters heading to Langkawi to celebrate New Year’s Eve in this beautiful spot.

By Sergio Scardia – Full Story at The Scruffy Italian Traveler

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Side By Side Holidays – Gay Tour Operator in the Seychelles

Author: , January 11th, 2016

Side by Side

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great LGBT friendly tour operators.

We specialise in luxury, tailor-made tours and holiday packages for individual gay and straight travellers and small groups. Our main destination are Seychelles Island, South Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Reunion. Our travel partners excel at handcrafting and coordinating complex international luxury itineraries. Their expertise and connections cover all logistics, transportation, accommodation, guides, and insider access to unique experiences – as well as 24X7 supports throughout your trip and after. We are based in the Seychelles, and we have travel managers dedicated to our customers in England, France, Italy and the United States.

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Nomadic Boys – The Maldives on a Budget

Author: , March 22nd, 2015

Nomadic Boys - MaldivesThe Maldives has always been one of those luxury tropical getaways we’ve always dreamed of visiting but dismissed due to the high costs.

But, since 2009, the Maldivian government officially allowed tourists to stay with the local population rather than just on the privately owned pricey resort islands. This has allowed backpackers and budget travellers to enjoy the pristine waters of the Maldives.

Although not as cheap as say India or Nepal, it is still very possible to visit Maldives on a budget especially now that locals are allowed to have guesthouses.

So, we decided we would go and find Nemo in this tropical paradise in between our travels to India and Sri Lanka.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Maldives Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys: Our Maldives Video Diary

Author: , February 27th, 2015

Nomadic Boys

We spent 2 weeks in the Maldives in November 2014, doing lots of snorkelling and some scuba diving.

The weather in the Maldives is tropical so unpredictable. It can be stormy with heavy rain one minute, and sunny blue skies the next.

This is our Maldives video diary of our 2 weeks on Thoddoo island:

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys